Local, state, and federal officials recognize Madison's 115th Fighter Wing for a job well done.
Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, and State Senator Mark Miller were among those who thanked the unit's 1,000 airmen and women Sunday for their service during the last year.
More than 500 are on active duty.
"I truly believe, as citizen airmen you represent the best of your community, the best of this state, the best of this nation. Our thank you for your service, dedication, and commitment, and we will carry on the great legacy of the 115th fighter wing as we push forward into the future," says Col. Joe Brandemeuhl.
The 115th has been on alert since 9/11. Last week, the unit received outstanding ratings on its Alert Forces evaluation.
The Wisconsin National Guard currently has more than 1,300 members on active duty, more than one thousand of them remain overseas.