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  • Satellite NCOA successful at the 132nd Fighter Wing

    Eleven dedicated Airmen from the 132nd Fighter Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, are participating in satellite Non-Commissioned Officers Academy. Non-Commissioned Officer Academy is a professional military education course that is a critical part of building the necessary leadership skills needed as Airmen progress to mid career status NCO's.
  • 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 for picnics, ball games, and barbeques.Those
  • 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 when we will be planning on what to do for summer
  • 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 Orr, The Adjutant General for Iowa. Brig. Gen.
  • 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 villages in northeast Alaska. Together, they have
  • 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 should be emulated by all. His help with the student
  • 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 culminated in three nights of competition. The best
  • 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 Moines, Iowa and Tim Huffman, Manager of
  • 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 Breakfast, Thursday, March 4, 2010.Sergeant
  • Tech. Sgt. Paul Havran selected ANG Rookie Retention Office Manager of the Year.

         The Air National Guard's top recruiters were celebrated for their accomplishments here last night after what many described as a tough, but landmark recruiting year in 2009.The formal awards banquet was held on the first day of the Air Guard's annual Recruiting and Retention Training Workshop this week. The winners were:Recruiting and