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Holiday Weekend Reminder

Take a moment to remember those who are deployed


September 1st, 2019


Contact: Chris “Desi” Arenz
Executive Director

(608) 287-6208

MADISON – As we celebrate the end of summer, the beginning of the next school year and recognize the contribution of workers to the prosperity and well-being of our community, state and country, the Badger Air Community Council (BACC) wants to make sure we don’t lose sight of those friends and neighbors in our community who will not be celebrating with us this weekend. Those who will be seeing the First Day of School pictures from 7,000 miles away and those who won’t be back home until the leaves have almost completely fallen off the trees.


At the end of July, the 115thFighter Wing deployed approximately 300 personnel and a number of aircraft to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support.


At the departure ceremony, Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes said,


“As Americans we owe both you and your families a debt of gratitude for all that you do to keep our nation safe and secure… So many times we take our freedoms for granted. You [the deploying Airmen] above all are intimately aware of the cost of freedom, and the sacrifices to preserve it.” (link to release)


We do owe those Airmen and their families a debt of gratitude. To ensure that we as a community don’t lose sight  of that, and remember that our friends, neighbors and coworkers are deployed, and that their families are serving and sacrificing in their absence, the BACC logo will have a yellow ribbon on it, to encourage at the very least a moment of reflection and support for the Airmen and their families serving on our behalf.

To learn more about the Badger Air Community Council please visit

About the BACC:

The Badger Air Community Council (BACC) was formed in 2012 by former members of the 115thFighter Wing and business and civic leaders, to act as a liaison organization between the community and the Fighter Wing. The BACC supports the mission ofthe 115th Fighter Wing by educating the public on the economic and social benefits of having the unit based in Madison while highlighting the contributions made by the more than 1,200 Airmen who serve there

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