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  • 132d Medical Group Airmen, Kosovo medics hone skills at STC

    Enhancing regional and international partnerships, Airmen of the 132d Medical Group (Medhawks) located in Des Moines, Iowa hosted Airmen from the 190th Medical Group (Coyotes) located in Topeka, KS and six members of the Medical Company (Medcoy) of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) for an intensive, two-week, multi-dimensional, medical training
  • 132d Med Group supports “Team Iowa Med, Overseas Duty Tour in Germany

    Continuing the cross-service momentum gained during a July 2017 medical training rotation at Sustainment Training Center, Soldiers and Airmen from the Iowa National Guard supported a 21-day Overseas Duty Tour (ODT) mission to augment medical support and operations in Germany July 1-21, 2018. Over the 21-day period spent on station, the MEDHAWKS and
  • NATO members visit 132d Wing’s DTOC

    Five members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) visited the Distributed Training and Operation Center (DTOC) located at the 132d Wing, Iowa Air National Guard in Des Moines, Iowa June 18-22, 2018. The NATO members, based out of NATO Airbase Geilenksrchen in Germany, met with DTOC members, toured the facilities, gained firsthand
  • Alaska ANG members network at 132d Wing’s DTOC

    Four members of the Alaska Air National Guard (AANG) from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska visited the Distributed Training and Operations Center (DTOC) at the 132d Wing here in Des Moines, Iowa on May 22, 2018, to take a tour, discuss mission scenarios and view training events.Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) is a readiness initiative to train
  • 132d Med Group participates in Eagle 6 exercise in Kosovo

    Members of the 132d Medical Group took part in field training exercise Eagle 6 in Pristina, Kosovo from April 28 to May 13, 2018 with members of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF).  The purpose of the exercise was for KSF and Iowa National Guard members to work together and practice important skills in the field and under stressful simulations of real
  • 132d Wing hosts RPA DMO conference

    The 132d Wing hosted a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) demonstration conference here March 20-21, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa. The goal of the conference was to bring together all of the RPA training stakeholders and provide them with firsthand knowledge of the newly developed distributed training capabilities available to them through the 132 Wing’s
  • 132d Wing members enhance deployment readiness at Sentry Aloha

    Hawaii. A beautiful island paradise full of scenic ocean and mountain views, pleasant tropical breezes and piña coladas. What the members of the 132d Wing were preparing for though is anything but pleasant. Throughout the beautiful island, gas masks were being donned, weapons readied, sleeves rolled up, boots muddied and sweat falling as Iowa Air
  • 233d IS and 132d ISS welcome new commanders

    The 233d Intelligence Squadron (IS) and the 132d Intelligence Support Squadron (ISS) at the 132nd Wing in Des Moines, Iowa welcomed new commanders on January 6, 2018, during a change and assumption of command ceremony.Lt. Col. Alexandra Greenfield relinquished command of the 233d IS to Major Zachary Nunn and in turn assumed command of the new 132d
  • 132d Wing wins 12th Outstanding Unit Award

    On December 31, 2017, the National Guard Bureau, Washington DC, announced that the 132d Wing in Des Moines, Iowa received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA).  This is the unit’s 12th AFOUA since the Air Force began issuing the honor in 1954. The evaluation period for this award was from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016. The 132d Wing
  • Col. Chidley assumes command of 132d Wing

    Col. Mark Chidley assumed command of the 132d Wing on January 6, 2018 at the 132d Wing in Des Moines, Iowa. His predecessor, Col. Shawn Ford, relinquished command after accepting a new position as the Adjutant General of Air for the Iowa Air National Guard. Ford served as the 132d Wing commander for two years. The event was attended by
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