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  • 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 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

  • 185th Air Refueling Wing hosts first ever career fair

    Sioux City, Iowa -- The Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing hosted a first of its kind career fair in Sioux City, Iowa this week.Students from Sioux City schools and surrounding communities were present at the career fair to learn about the different positions available at the 185th

  • Iowa ANG Supports Al Dhafra Air Base Mission

    Al Dhafra, United Arab Emirates -- More than a dozen Citizen-Airmen from the Iowa Air National Guard are deployed to the Middle East, serving with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.The Iowa ANG Airmen are all from the 185th Air Refueling Wing based at

  • Iowa Airmen make holiday care packages for family members

    Sioux City, Iowa -- It was sort of a holiday care package project in reverse. This week members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing took a short time-out in order to put holiday care packages together with a twist.The difference with this project is that the packages are intended for 185th family

  • Iowa KC-135 pilot reads for Veterans Day Story time

    Sioux Center, Iowa -- This week in honor of Veteran’s Day, Iowa Air National Guard pilot, Capt. Andrew Ter Haar was invited to be a special guest reader as part of the Sioux Center, Iowa Community Library Story Time.As a guest reader Ter Haar, who is a resident of Sioux Center, choose to read

  • Phantom 109 a KC-135 ghost story

    Sioux City, Iowa -- This story is about how a ghost story led to some pretty cool nose art on a U.S. Air Force KC-135. The ghoulish nose art on tail number 58-0109 shows a boney fingered Phantom pointing as if he is claiming his next victim. The dark character is shown sitting on a KC-135 boom wing

  • Iowa Air Guard performs flyover at Iowa vs Purdue football matchup

    Iowa City, Iowa -- A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft and crew from the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing, took to the skies over the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium this weekend.The Iowa Air Guard unit from Sioux City was helping fuel pregame excitement as they

  • U.S. Air National Guard units support 2021 Formidable Shield exercise

    Prestwick, Scotland, United Kingdom -- U.S. Air National Guard units from Iowa, Maine and Ohio are in the United Kingdom this week participating in multinational missile defense exercise Formidable Shield 2021.“Formidable Shield” is a biennial, live-fire exercise designed to test participating