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  • 132d Wing Enlisted Advisory Council receives the 2017 Chief’s Award

    Tears fill a choked up Staff Sgt. Jaime Young’s eyes as she recalls the moment when she found out the 132d Wing Enlisted Advisory Council (EAC) was being awarded the 2017 Chief’s Award.“When we actually got the award and hearing the crowd applaud, I think that was when I realized that people know

  • Waukee veteran, tattoo artist raising awareness for PTSD

    The bright red ‘veteran owned business’ sticker, a prominent feature on the door. Sun light filters in through the design “Warrior Tattoo Studio” on the windows. A red, white and blue heart, with a lone star draws the attention to a wall of past accomplishments, filled with pictures of war and

  • Transient alert volunteers train, gain cohesion with Sioux Falls Air Guard

        One of the many mottos of the Air National Guard has been, “do more with less”.  From May 22-26, 2017, members of the 132d Wing transient alert (T/A) volunteers demonstrated resourcefulness during a joint training mission with the 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls, S.D.     The training mission

  • 132nd Wing chief exemplifies service before self in role as dad

    For military families, some days are harder than others. Being away from home days or months at a time and then having a busy schedule at home can result in a complex lifestyle. Between being full-time military and a full-time husband and dad, Chief Master Sgt. James Holwegner,

  • 132nd Wing awards dedicated FSRT team leader with Airmen of the Year

      As she recalls the countless training exercises for Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT), Staff Sgt. Kortney M. Mezera, FSRT team lead, removes her blouse and boots and climbs into the chemical gear.Mezera, a native of McGregor, Iowa, has been training for FSRT about once or twice a year since

  • 132nd Wing’s Officer of the Year motivated by faith, family and Airmen

    A pile of scattered papers on the desk of the director of personnel for the Force Support Squadron here, is all an outsider sees into Capt. Renee G. Rausch’s busy work day.Rausch, a native of Humeston, Iowa, joined the Air Force more than 20 years ago to obtain structure and discipline in her life.