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  • KC-135 Operations Resume at Reopened Sioux City Runway

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Military aircraft operations returned to the Sioux City airport this week with the completion of a substantial runway improvement project.While the construction was underway, Iowa Air National Guard members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing and some of the unit’s KC-135

  • Air Force Cycling Team rides in RAGBRAI

    SIOUX CITY, IOWA -- The Air Force Cycling Team is riding again in the 2022 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAI. The trip is a weeklong recreational touring bicycle ride that takes cyclists from the Missouri river in the west to the Mississippi in the east.  The Air Force

  • Iowa ANG holds enlisted leadership huddle

    Iowa Air National Guard senior enlisted members from the states two Air Wings are together at the Iowa Joint Forces Headquarters for an enlisted leadership huddle. The group of Seniors, Chiefs and 1st Sergeants are in Des Moines for the two day event at Camp Dodge

  • Yes it’s gold! Iowa ANG gold F-16 remake celebrates ANG history

    Sioux City, Iowa -- With the popularity of this summer’s block buster fighter jet film featuring an awesome F-14 Tomcat, 2022 is shaping up to be the year to celebrate the 4th generation fighter jet.This week the Iowa Air National Guard has unveiled a historic fighter jet of their own; a retro 50th

  • Iowa ANG vehicle maintenance A-team tackles crash truck conundrum

    SIOUX CITY, IA -- The vehicle maintenance shop at the 185th Air Refueling Wing was recently presented with a very large, lime-yellow problem. The diesel engine in the Air National Guard fire department’s aging “Crash Truck” had developed an internal coolant leak.A rebuilt engine came with a $50,000

  • Iowa Air and Army Guard Conduct Joint Training Exercise

    DES MOINES, Iowa – During June drill, the 132d Operations Support Squadron Intelligence Airmen joined annual training for Soldiers with Charlie Company 2, 147th Air Assault Helicopter Battalion.The 132d OSS Intelligence members provided mission planning support to the helicopter battalion's aircrews

  • Nebraska school principal welcomed home from deployment

    FORT CALHOUN, Neb. – Iowa Air National Guard 1st Sgt. Drew Wagner was welcomed home at the elementary school where he is the principal following a six-month deployment overseas.Wagner said that in a small town like Fort Calhoun, the deployment involved everyone in the community.“They wrapped us up

  • Iowa Air Guard refueling wing rotates to CENTCOM area

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Airmen from the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing departed this week for the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to provide air refueling support for the U.S. Air Force and partner nations.About 100 Airmen are deploying as part of a scheduled Aerospace

  • Iowa National Guard KC-135 retired after 65 years’ service

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – An Iowa Air National Guard KC-135 with a giant bat tail flash retired after 65 years of service. Tail number 57-2606, nicknamed “Free Bird,” took off this week for a one-way trip to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.Chief