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115th Fighter Wing celebrates 75 years

MADISON, Wis. -- The 115th Fighter Wing is celebrating 75 years of service and a new mission for the F-35s.

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Pentagon: Fighter jets from Madison shot down object near Lake Huron

MADISON, Wis. -- The Pentagon said Sunday night the Wisconsin Air National Guard shot down an unidentified object flying over Lake Huron at the orders of President Biden.

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Pentagon: Fighter jets from Truax Field shoot down unidentified object near Lake Huron

MADISON, Wis. - The Pentagon said Sunday night F-16 fighter jets launched from Truax Field in Madison shot down an unidentified object flying over Lake Huron at the orders of

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Little information available on object shot down by jets stationed at Truax Field, experts say

MADISON, Wis. - The Pentagon said Sunday night F-16 fighter jets launched from Truax Field in Madison shot down an unidentified object flying over Lake Huron at the orders of

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Wisconsin Air National Guard identifies staff sergeant who was one of two killed in civilian plane crash


Wisconsin Air National Guard identifies staff sergeant who was one of two killed in civilian plane crash
February 20
Air Force Staff Sgt. Remington K. Viney, 26, was one of two killed in a civilian aviation crash Feb. 16. (Air Force)
Officials with the Wisconsin Air National Guard on Saturday identified an airman with the 115th Fighter Wing who was one of two people who died Feb. 16 in a civilian aviation crash.
Staff Sgt. Remington K. Viney, 26, was killed in the aircraft crash in Janesville, Wisconsin, at 9:18 a.m. CST Feb. 16, according to the wing’s Facebook page.
Local TV station Action 2 News previously reported that Viney was one of two people killed Tuesday during a plane crash in Rock County. Authorities identified the other victim as 25-year-old Tanner Byholm of Glidden, Wisconsin. Byholm was an Air Force reservist, according to an obituary posted online.

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Wisconsin Air National Guard resumes F-16 flights after crash


Wisconsin Air National Guard resumes F-16 flights after crash
The Associated Press
December 24, 2020
The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing has resumed F-16 flights after grounding pilots in the wake of a fatal crash Dec. 8. (Wisconsin Air National Guard)
MADISON, Wis. — A Madison-based Wisconsin Air National Guard fighter wing has resumed F-16 flights after grounding pilots in the wake of a fatal crash earlier this month.
Capt. Durwood “Hawk” Jones of the 115th Fighter Wing was killed Dec. 8 when his F-16 went down in Michigan’s Hiawatha National Forest. The 115th’s commander, Col. Bart Van Roo, grounded flights until officials could determine it was safe to fly again. Jones’ crash, which occurred during a routine training mission out of Truax Field, marked the third time in the last 25 years an F-16 from the 115th has gone down. The pilots in the previous two crashes survived.

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