128th AIR REFUELING WING / VOLK FIELD
WISCONSIN AIR NATIONAL GUARD 128th AIR FUELING WING
LOCATION: Milwaukee (since 1963)
PERSONNEL: More than 1,100 military and civilian
AIRCRAFT: Home to 10 KC-135R Stratotanker Primary Aircraft Assigned with room for two additional PAA
MISSION: Transfer fuel to United States’ Military and Allied aircraft, provide aero-medical evacuation, and airlift personnel and equipment to strategic locations in a cost effective manner. Thus, we are protecting and defending the United States’ global mission while simultaneously serving the communities of Wisconsin and incorporating a 24/7 National Guard Reaction Force.
LOCAL IMPACT: Provides a number of fiscal benefits to General Mitchell International Airport through joint service fees paid to the airport and additional equipment made available from the FAA due to heavy aircraft touchdowns generated by the 128 ARW.
VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE
LOCATION: Camp Douglas, Wisconsin
AIRCRAFT: Home to the 128th Air Control Squadron (ACS) and the 126th Weather Flight
FEDERAL MISSION: Volk Field is one of only four Combat Readiness Training Centers (CRTC) in the nation. A CRTC provides an integrated, year-round environment that allows for combined airspace, facilities and equipment training to be conducted in manners not available at a unit’s home station. The facilities approximate a Forward Operating Location and provide a realistic setting for conducting unit Operational Readiness Exercises and Inspections. Additionally, the CRTC oversees the operations and scheduling of the Hardwood Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range and over 11,000 square miles of special use military training airspace. The CRTC provides training opportunities for all Department of Defense components and also hosts non-military users such as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; the Civil Air Patrol; and youth organizations.
STATE MISSION: Provide personnel and equipment to be used in protecting life and property, as well as preserving the peace, order, and safety of the general public. Volk Field also provides a Continuity of Operations (COOP) location for Wisconsin’s state government and the Department of Military Affairs.