• Iowa National Guard, Kosovo celebrate long partnership

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It was a red carpet affair that resembled a family reunion. Kosovo Security Force members, Iowa National Guard leaders, dignitaries, and government officials gathered the evening of Nov. 6 in the extravagantly decorated Des Moines Area Community College ballroom in Ankeny.The

  • Iowa National Guard to mark long partnership with Kosovo

    CAMP DODGE, Iowa – The Iowa National Guard will hold a series of events celebrating a decade-long partnership through the State Partnership Program with the Republic of Kosovo from Nov. 5-6 at Camp Dodge in Johnston.The events will provide a cultural, regional, and sociopolitical framework for

  • National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command

    STUTTGART, Germany – From Poland to Kosovo, Lithuania to Ukraine, Soldiers and Airmen from the U.S. National Guard operate alongside allies and partners throughout Europe. They train in all domains, whether firing a rifle, driving a tank, flying a plane or protecting critical infrastructure from

  • A first of its kind, Adriatic Thunder

    ZAGREB, Croatia – Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota and Iowa National Guard conducted the Midwest Croatia Kosovo Exercise Adriatic Thunder with the Kosovo Security Forces and Croatian Armed Forces in Zagreb June 5-19.“We’re partnering, showing our ability to work with one another, work across

  • Iowa National Guard members receive COVID-19 vaccine

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The first round of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed to National Guard units around the nation. Initial inoculations were given to unit members of the Iowa National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing during their January training weekend. Early doses are being given to unit

  • Iowa National Guard members clear debris in wake of derecho

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Iowa National Guard Airmen and Soldiers are assisting with cleanup operations in eastern Iowa this week following a severe windstorm that caused widespread damage. Airmen from the Iowa Air Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineering Squadron based in Sioux City joined

  • Iowa National Guard helps set up COVID-19 test site

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Members of the Iowa Air and Army National Guard, working with the Iowa Department of Public Health, helped set up a COVID-19 test site in Northwest Iowa.The site in the hamlet of Sioux Center is one of a number of “TestIowa” COVID-19 test sites to operate since mid-April. A key

  • Iowa National Guard opens COVID-19 test site in Storm Lake

    STORM LAKE, Iowa – Members of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing and the Army National Guard’s D Company, 334th Brigade Support Battalion, have opened a COVID-19 testing site in Storm Lake. Iowa Air National Guard Lt. Col. DeAnna Pennings, the officer in charge of the test site,

  • Team Iowa Guard tackles Relay Iowa, the world’s longest relay

    The Iowa National Guard is one of 40 teams from around the nation participating in Relay Iowa, this weekend. The world’s longest non-stop relay is a 336 mile running event that begins on the banks of the Missouri River in Sioux City on Iowa’s western border and ends in Dubuque on the Mississippi