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NEWS | March 6, 2024

Air National Guard Director Visits Wisconsin Air Guard

By Airman 1st Class Cynthia Yang, 128th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

MILWAUKEE - Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, director of the Air National Guard, and his spouse, Dianne, visited the 128th Air Refueling Wing March 3 for flight simulator training and a tour of Wisconsin’s Air National Guard units.

The Lohs toured the base, observed an exercise alert response and visited with wing Airmen and leadership, accompanied by Col. Charles C. Merkel, 128th ARW commander.

“The overall impression is very positive,” Loh said. “From the young Airman that got back from tech school who met me at the gate and gave me a very professional post briefing, to the aircrews, to the intel folks and command post, it’s been phenomenal.”

Loh coined 10 members of the 128th ARW for their leadership and achievements.

“It’s really great to recognize your superior performers, so we thank them for all their hard work,” Loh said. “The award winners that you put in front of me are very special because it is all about the people. I will be able to sleep well at night knowing that the next generation that comes will take care of our national security and national defense.”

In addition to the tour, Dianne Loh sat down with base leadership organizations and special emphasis councils that meet monthly to advocate, educate and celebrate the diversity of 128 ARW members. She discussed ways to promote, enhance and improve Airman and family readiness.

“Every single Airman has a voice and it needs to be heard,” she said. “These organizations are very important. If you are serving in our military, you are serving our people, you are representing America, you all equally have a voice.”

Before departing, the Lohs attended the Senior Leader Dinner with 128th ARW leadership.



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