132d Wing Fact Sheet

132d Wing

3100 McKinley Ave

Des Moines, IA 50321



Commander: Col. Travis Crawmer

Vice Commander: Col. Todd Pierce

Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Kris Rode



Full-time:  approximately 350 Federal and State employees

Military:  approximately 900 Airmen    



The 132d Wing trains, deploys, executes, and sustains operations in missions supporting our nation, state, and community.




To be an organization known for excellence, capable of providing mission ready forces, and willing to serve our nation, state, and community



Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do



·        Founded 25 February 1941 as the 124th Observation Squadron, flying the O-38, with 137 personnel

·        Unit has flown the following aircraft: O-38, O-47, P-39, P-51, F-80, F-84, F-86, F-89, F-100, A-7, F-16, & MQ-9

·        The 132d Wing has deployed Airmen in support of:

·        World War II (1941-1944)

·        Korea (1951-1953)

·        Desert Storm (1993)

·        Operation Provide Comfort II, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey (1996)

·        Operations Northern Watch, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey (1999, 2000, 2002)

·        Operation Southern Watch, Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait (1997, 2001)

·        Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar (2005)

·        Operation Iraqi Freedom, Balad Air Base, Iraq (2008, 2009)

·        Operation Enduring Freedom, Kandahar/Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan  (2012)

·        Operation Copper Dune

·        Operation Freedom Sentinel

·        Operation Inherent Resolve

·        The Wing provided Air Sovereignty Alert forces on four occasions after 11 Sep 2001

·        Transitioned to new missions that include an Intelligence Group and Remotely Piloted Aircraft 

·        Flood response in 1993/2008, State activation for over 1000 airman

·        Community involvement - Partners for Progress with Jackson Elementary, Combined Federal Campaign, Flint Creek cleanup, Ewing Park Trail cleanup, VA Hospital, holiday food and clothing drives, Christmas toy drive, Mutual benefit of military discipline and skill sets to civilian employers ongoing


ECONOMIC IMPACT: (As of 18 January 2023): Estimated through the end of FY:

Total Economic Impact Estimate

Payroll: $60.6 Million

Indirect Jobs Payroll: $19.5 Million

Expenditures: $5.9 Million

Education: $2.6 Million



·        Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 10 time award winner (1965-Present)

·        Air Defense “A” Award: 1965, 1969

·        Winston P. Wilson Trophy: 1986, 2009, 2013

·        Received the 2012 National Guard Association of the U.S. - Distinguished Flying Unit Award

·        Awarded the 2012 Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Trophy

·        2005 and 2011 Air Reserve Component Logistics Activity of the Year Award Winner

·        2005 and 2011 ANG Maintenance Effectiveness Award (Medium Category) Winner

·        “Excellent” rating in the May 2010 12th Air Force Formal Standardization / Evaluation

·        Four Airmen awarded the Bronze Star for outstanding performance during AFCENT deployments

·        In the unit’s last four major combat deployments (going back to 2005) the wing has accomplished 1,964 combat missions (7,870 flight hours) and a remarkable 100% completion rate of scheduled combat flights

·        Closed out manned flight with a Wing’s record of 98,000+ hours (over 58,000 sorties) of Class-A mishap free flying



·        Deployed to Williamtown, Australia for Sentry Down Under, March 2011, for a training exercise with the Royal Australian Air Force - Joint training for 132FW and RAAF pilots in air to air combat tactics

·        Hosted the Natural Disaster Medical System (May 2011) - a national level, multi-agency response exercise

·        Security Forces Resource Protection Team returned from Thumrait, Oman in October of 2012

·        Deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan (Winter/Spring of 2012) flying 800 combat sorties (over 3,200 hours)

·        355 Airmen deployed for a total of 34,630 days from 2011 to 2013 on AEF/ECS deployments to twelve locations including: Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Qatar & Jordan

·        Deployed to MacDill AFB in October 2012 for Jaded Thunder, a joint exercise employing air-to-ground munitions focused on Special Operations Forces, Integration Training

·        The Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FRST) and the 132d Medical Group participated in the joint, exercise Vigilant Guard 2014 (August 2014) in Salina, KS.



·        CDU/HMIT Speedline (Center Display Unit/Helmet-Mounted Integrated Targeting) for ANG F16’s

·        Regional Depot Site using 35 Aircraft Maintenance Experts

·        Saves Taxpayers over $90,000 per aircraft, 36 complete for $3,240,000

  • The 132 FW, Detachment 1, Distributed Training Operations Center (DTOC), is the only DoD unit providing daily tactical distributed mission training events for Active, Guard, Reserve, and joint operations

·        Airmen are maintaining their readiness, including medical requirements, warrior skills, and AFSC proficiency, for Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployments anywhere in the world

·        Extensive family programs are keeping both Airmen and their families prepared for contingency operations

  • New Mission conversion progress, on track for Initial Operational Capability FY15

·        350 Military positions filled

·        170 of 182 full time displaced personnel re-assigned

·        26 Million in construction projects, design/build on schedule

·        25% personnel trained in new missions FY14, >80% FY15

Fire Emergency Services mission ends 31 Sep 2014