It was the crack of dawn on a Tuesday and I had to jump out of bed at 4:30 a.m. to ensure that I was on the road by 5:15. Today was going to be the day that I would travel to Truax National Air Guard 115th Fighter Wing base in Madison. It would be a rare opportunity for a civilian to board an Airforce tanker as a passenger for one of the regular refueling missions at 20,000 feet for F-16’s and F-18 fighter jets. This amazing adventure was made possible through ESGR or Employee Support of the Guard and Reserves.
“I’m so proud of our staff and students for making our campuses special places for our military students and student veterans,” said Scott Lieburn, Moraine Park’s dean of students.