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  • Celebrate Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is an opportunity to pay homage to those who have served beforeus and have given the ultimate sacrifice. It's also a time to reconnect with our past and reflect on our history. Too often the word "memorial" loses its meaning in our busy society. The summer holiday often becomes a day

  • It's summer time again!

    Well, brothers and sisters it is Summer time again and I am really ready. It is that time when the kids will be ending another school year (Hallelujah). It is that time of year again when we can all take a deep breath before sending our kids off to college in August. It is that time of year again

  • DeHaes assumes command of the 132nd Fighter Wing

    The 132nd Fighter Wing held its twelfth change of command, Saturday, May 1. Colonel Mark Hammond transferred command to Colonel William DeHaes in a ceremony held at the 132nd Fighter Wing, Iowa National Guard, Des Moines ANGB. Distinguished guests included Congressman Leonard Boswell, Brig. Gen. Tim

  • 132 MDG Guardsman provides dental care to remote Alaskan village

    Three Airmen providing care to remote villages here is proving to be a productive way to conduct much-needed training.The Airmen, deployed from bases across the country in support of Operation Arctic Care, a joint innovative readiness training exercise aimed at providing medical care to remote

  • Diamond Sharp Award - Tech. Sgt. Paul Havran

    Tech. Sgt. Paul Havran is awarded the Diamond Sharp award for his selfless dedication to retention and his work with the student flight. He is a go to guy for any of his many duties. He will get, or already has the answer you need. His dedication and unwavering professionalism is a standard that

  • Tech. Sgt. Matthew Flowers joins Tops In Blue

    Air Force officials selected the top 11 Air Force entertainers from 74 Airmen who gathered for the annual Air Force Worldwide Talent Search Jan. 17 through 25 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The Air Force's top talents were chosen after nine days of auditions, rehearsals and interviews, which

  • Mercy receives Patriot Award military honor

    Over the years, the Mercy Family has been blessed with dedicated staff members who are also in various branches of the United States military. As a "thank you" to Mercy for its support of those who are called to duty, the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve presented Mercy Medical Center, Des

  • Senior Master Sgt. Howard Berkenbosch Jr., Adult Good Samaritan

    Every other week for the past 14 years Senior Master Sgt. Howard Berkenbosch Jr. can be found at the Blood Center of Iowa donating blood. Since 1995, he has donated approximately 60 gallons of blood platelets. He was recognized as the Adult Good Samaritan at the eighth annual Heroes of the Heartland

  • Yellow Ribbon program welcomes returning Airmen

    On 6 March, the 132d Fighter Wing hosted a Post Deployment Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Workshop for Airmen that recently returned from deployment, and their Families. Approximately 110 Airmen, Families and Youth were in attendance. The Workshop was held at the Holiday Inn Airport in Des Moines,