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  • Renew yourself spiritually!

    On February 2, 2010 we celebrated Groundhog Day. We waiting eagerly and patiently to see if Punxsutawney Phil would see his shadow or not. To my disappointment and others we will be getting six more weeks of winter. Honestly, I'm really not looking forward to that because it just seems like winter this year is lasting forever.By the way how are you
  • Financial Hardships and Security Clearances

    It goes without saying that members of the Guard are not immune to the financial turmoil that many in society are facing. This issue may cause members to worry that the financial trouble they are experiencing may have ramifications for their service in the Guard.The area where this would be of the most concern would be with the criteria for
  • Getting Ready for the ORI.

    It is amazing how quickly time passes around here! In April I will have been your Command Chief for three years already. During that time we've seen the Wing and our great Airmen excel at every opportunity, so much that it has almost come to be expected. Expected? Definitely, and why? Because excellence is our culture. "Excellence in all we do" is
  • Enhanced security features now in effect.

    Due to recent changes in threats to installations and security policies you will no longer be allowed entry to the base without your authorized military ID in your possession. Line Badges do not count as valid ID. If you need a clip or holder talk to your supervisor and they will make sure you have what you need. The same goes with line badges
  • Deployed Firefighters Making a Difference

    With little fanfare, 14 members of the 132nd Fighter Wing Fire and Emergency Services, Iowa Air National Guard, kissed their loved ones and said good-byes in the early morning hours of a beautiful September day and were off in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. For some members of the flight this was their first deployment and for a select few
  • 132nd Fighter Wing members return from Operation Iraqi Freedom

    The 132nd Fighter Wing recently welcomed home approximately 270 personnel to the Iowa Air National Guard Base, located at the Des Moines International Airport, Des Moines, Iowa. They were returning from an Aerospace Expeditionary Force (AEF) aviation package deployment to Joint Base Balad (JBB), Iraq. Weather diverts and a host of scheduling issues
  • Iowa Tuskegee Airman Makes Final Flight

    Capt. Luther Smith, one of Iowa's Tuskegee Airman died Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 89 of kidney failure near his home in Villanova, Pa. Native of Des Moines, Roosevelt High School Graduate and University of Iowa Graduate, Smith was accepted into the Army Air Corps in 1941.Capt. Smith was assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group operating in Europe
  • The gift of giving

    Urbandale neighbors support deployed members families.Full story and photo at: www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article
  • SSgt Alicia Bollie Tuskeegee Airman of the Week: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

    12/11/2009 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Staff Sgt. Alicia Bollie of the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron is the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing's Tuskegee Airman of the Week for Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2009."Sergeant Bollie has done great things here at Balad," said Col. Luke Grossman, 332nd AEW vice commander. "She has
  • UTA Child Care Comes To The 132nd

    I'm excited to announce the implementation of Home Community Care Program, which provides FREE child care on UTA weekends only. Attached is a guidance memorandum and application for the program. Children must be ages 2 weeks-12 years to participate. Child Care is provided by a state licensed, in home care provider, located in Ankeny. The provider