volk field

Disaster responders put skills to test

When a disaster strikes, first responders have to act fast and be knowledgeable. That's why beginning Tuesday, hundreds of members from dozens of response organizations are training in a readiness exercise called Patriot at Volk Field, complete with plenty of fake disasters.

Camp Douglas hosts annual air combat training

President Barack Obama said U.S. troops will not be returning to combat in Iraq, but military personnel know things can change at a moment's notice so they are training regularly.