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  • Iowa Air Guardsmen Train for Disaster Relief

    Severe weather is on the forefront of all of our minds as we see the destruction caused by tornados in recent weeks. However, the Iowa Air National Guard is always prepared to fulfill their role in disaster relief. They recently trained with members of the Nebraska Air and Army National Guard to

  • Iowa’s Counterdrug Task Force is Excelling in a Time of Financial Adversity

    The Iowa Counterdrug Task Force has provided invaluable support to civilian authorities since 1994. It started as a small aviation task force that would do flyovers to find marijuana fields. Since then, Counterdrug has evolved into a powerhouse of training and educational resources for military, law

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer

    Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summertime as well as the start of the 101 Critical Days of Summer. The varied types and high number of mishaps involving Airmen and families created the need to focus on safety during the Critical Days of Summer. Past statistics show that most

  • General Walter: Earning Her Stripes...And a Star

    Brigadier Geneneral Jennifer Walter, Chief of Staff, Iowa Air National Guard, enlisted in the Air National Guard in early 1975. At that time, The Vietnam War was ending, the Women's Liberation movement was in full swing, the cost of gas was 44 cents a gallon and women had fewer career choices.

  • "I will revolutionize the way people look at Chaplains"

    As Airmen, we all raised our right hand and swore to 'support and defend The Constitution of the United States'. This is no exception for members of the Air Force Chaplain Corps. As a matter of fact, they focus on one very important part of the Constitution, our First Amendment Right to 'Free

  • “No man is an island,” one Airman' s journey from Africa

    Today, Technical Sergeant Patrick Kazeze proudly serves as an Air National Guard Technician and as a member of the 132nd Fighter Wing Base Honor Guard. As an Air Guardsman, he is part of a diverse team of 106,000 Americans on call in 50 states and 3 territories. Kazeze is no stranger to diversity.

  • Active Shooter Incident Response Preparation

    According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) an active shooter is "an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically through the use of firearms."Active shooters may have detailed plans of attack, lists of targets and might

  • Think Fire Safety, "Have 2 Ways Out!"

     Fires can strike anywhere - in buildings, automobiles, and the recent wild land fires outdoors - but fires that affect our homes are often the most tragic and the most preventable. Over 75% percent of all fire fatalities occur in home fires.This year's Fire Prevention Week theme, "Have 2 Ways Out!"

  • F-16s Head South

    Over a period of 10 days in February 2012, the A-10 Thunderbolt II tails based at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan switched places with the F-16 Fighting Falcon tails based at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Such movement of a wing's personnel, equipment, and aircraft to another airfield is called a