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  • "Are You Ready" - Parting Comments

    When I began my tour in 2007, one of the foremost thoughts in my mind was my personal readiness to serve the 132FW as a first sergeant. I have carried that theme through my tour and hope that concept has resonated with my fellow Airmen surviving me after I have retired. Readiness, as a concept, can

  • Are you ready? - Parting Comments

    When I began my tour in 2007, one of the foremost thoughts in my mind was my personal readiness to serve the 132FW as a first sergeant. I have carried that theme through my tour and hope that concept has resonated with my fellow Airmen surviving me after I have retired. Readiness, as a concept, can

  • Are you a person that trusts?

    Are you someone who can put their trust in another person without a second thought about it? There are times in our lives that we are called upon to trust someone else. We put our trust in doctors with our health. We put our trust in the bank with our money. We put our trust in our spouse with our

  • I NEED A GOOD LAWYER. WHAT DO I DO?

    This is a very good question. First, you should come to the base legal office for an evaluation as to whether we can address your needs. If the base legal office is unable to provide the kind of assistance that you need (for example, filing for divorce or handling a criminal matter), then we have

  • 2010 Executive Safety Summit

    Bottom Line Up Front: We have done a good job in the Air National Guard with creating a safe work environment and on the job safety. The areas we have come up short is airmen displaying high risk behaviors when they leave the safe confines of the Guard. Several of the top 5 had the opportunity to

  • A story of human capability.

    Every once in a while, I am able to find something that absolutely stuns me. I'm talking about one of those stories that completely blows my socks off; something that redefines the limits of human capability. The story of David Nott is one of those stories. Dr Nott is a surgeon who was volunteering

  • 2 Lt.Hoff serves as Memorial Day Parade Marshall

    This Memorial Day, 2Lt John Baron Hoff, a member of the 132nd Fighter Wing and current Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) student at Laughlin AFB, TX, was selected to be the Military Honoree, Parade Marshall and featured Speaker at the Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Winnetka Memorial Day Parade and

  • Deerfield Retirement Community Director recieves Patriotic Employer Award

    Deerfield Retirement Community Director Brenda Ballard received a Patriotic Employer Award on April 17th from Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Ballard was nominated for the recognition by Alicia Bollie, a Deerfield employee and a Staff Sergeant with the Air National Guard, for

  • Continuing our history of excellence.

    If you hear me say it once, I will say it a thousand times; I am humbled to be your new commander. The 132nd Fighter Wing is known as one of the premier fighter units in the United States Air Force and it is due to your commitment to excellence and hard work. As we pass the guidon, I would like to

  • Conversation with the Wing

    The 132d Fighter Wing was born in February 1941 with the creation of the 124th Observation Squadron and since then has performed missions all around the globe. We've accomplished our tasking - submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico during WWII, maintaining a strong, capable Cold War force, and