MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Air National Guard inducted two celebrated retirees into its Hall of Fame Sept. 22 at the 115th Fighter Wing, Truax Field.

The 40th annual induction ceremony included Brig. Gen. Margaret “Peg” Bair, former Wisconsin Air National Guard chief of staff and the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s first female general officer; and Col. Jeffrey “Ace” Wiegand, former commander of the 115th Fighter Wing as well as former Wisconsin Air National Guard chief of staff.

The Wisconsin Air National Guard Hall of Fame recognizes personnel who served above and beyond what would normally be considered outstanding or exemplary. Inductees are recognized for their sustained exceptional duty performance, innovation, enhancement of combat effectiveness and enhancement of public support for the Wisconsin Air National Guard. Additionally, their service must bring great credit to the state, nation and the Wisconsin Air National Guard.

Brig. Gen. David May, Wisconsin’s deputy adjutant general for Air, cited an adjutant general who served 100 years before the Wisconsin Air National Guard Hall of Fame began to explain why Bair and Wiegand met that criteria.