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  • Iowa’s 185th ARW awarded Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award

    Sioux City, IA -- Members of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing recently learned they have been awarded the Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious service for their efforts in 2022.The award citation specifically mentioned the unit’s high operations

  • Local civic leaders fly with Team Kingsley

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- The 173rd Fighter Wing hosted a civic leader flight offering a group of local leaders an opportunity to view an aerial refueling mission over Eastern Oregon, April 7. Flights like these are a great way to showcase our mission,” said Lt. Col. Nikki Jackson, public affairs

  • January snow keeps Iowa Air Guard up at night

    SIOUX CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Iowa -- Civil Engineers with the Iowa Air National Guard are working overtime clearing snow to ensure air operations continue at the 185th Air Refueling Wing.

  • A KC-135 Christmas tale

    Sioux City, Iowa -- Decorating the KC-135 static display tail at the 185th Air Refueling Wing has been part of the Iowa Air National Guard unit’s Christmas tradition since the display was first tilted up in in 2007.The KC-135 tail is dressed for Christmas each year with lights that wrap around the

  • Ten Years After Tankers Return, Key Field is Thriving

    KEY FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, MS -- 2005 was a grim year in the history of the 186th Air Refueling Wing.  Key Field Air National Guard base in Meridian, Mississippi, had just found itself on the chopping block of the 2005 DOD-Base Closure and Realignment Report (BRAC) to the Defense Base

  • Air Force Veteran Reunited with Old Friend after 60 Years

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Air Force veteran crew chief Richard Devine’s interest was piqued recently when he saw a news story and photos about a military aircraft he once crewed over 60 years ago.The retired Omaha, Nebraska, resident got excited when he discovered the aircraft was still in service and

  • Multi-Capable Airmen, the Future of the 126 ARW

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The 126th Maintenance Group, assigned to the Illinois Air National Guard, earned their seventh top mission capability rating for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-135 Stratotanker fleet and now aims for greater heights by implementing the Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment