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Three Members from the 132d Wing Awarded 2015 Iowa ANG Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award

Col. Kevin Heer (right), Commander, 132nd Fighter Wing (132FW), Des Moines, Iowa, presents Senior Master Sgt. Kimberly McWilliams (left) with the 132FW First Sergeant of the Year award at the 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Valley Community Center, West Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  Senior Master Sgt. McWilliams has since been selected as the 2015 Iowa ANG Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Linda K. Burger/Released)

Col. Kevin Heer (right), Commander, 132nd Fighter Wing (132FW), Des Moines, Iowa, presents Senior Master Sgt. Kimberly McWilliams (left) with the 132FW First Sergeant of the Year award at the 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Valley Community Center, West Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Senior Master Sgt. McWilliams has since been selected as the 2015 Iowa ANG Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Linda K. Burger/Released)

Col. Kevin Heer (right), Commander, 132nd Fighter Wing (132FW), Des Moines, Iowa, presents Master Sgt. Aaron McConeghey (left) with the 132FW Senior NCO of the Year award at the 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Valley Community Center, West Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  Master Sgt. McConeghey has since been selected as the 2015 Iowa ANG Outstanding Senior NCO of the Year.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Linda K. Burger/Released)

Col. Kevin Heer (right), Commander, 132nd Fighter Wing (132FW), Des Moines, Iowa, presents Master Sgt. Aaron McConeghey (left) with the 132FW Senior NCO of the Year award at the 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Valley Community Center, West Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Master Sgt. McConeghey has since been selected as the 2015 Iowa ANG Outstanding Senior NCO of the Year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Linda K. Burger/Released)

Col. Kevin Heer (right), Commander, 132nd Fighter Wing (132FW), Des Moines, Iowa, presents Tech. Sgt. Dylan Staples (left) with the 132FW NCO of the Year award at the 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Valley Community Center, West Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  Tech. Sgt. Staples has since been selected as the 2015 Iowa ANG Outstanding NCO of the Year.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Linda K. Burger/Released)

Col. Kevin Heer (right), Commander, 132nd Fighter Wing (132FW), Des Moines, Iowa, presents Tech. Sgt. Dylan Staples (left) with the 132FW NCO of the Year award at the 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Valley Community Center, West Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Tech. Sgt. Staples has since been selected as the 2015 Iowa ANG Outstanding NCO of the Year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Linda K. Burger/Released)

132D WING, Iowa -- On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, the Iowa Air National Guard Outstanding Airmen of the Year Board convened at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa.  Results of the board were brought to the Adjutant General of Iowa, Maj. Gen. Timothy Orr, and he has given his approval.  We are proud to share the news that three airmen from 132d Wing (132WG) have been selected.

The 2015 Iowa ANG Outstanding NCO of the Year is Tech. Sgt. Dylan J. Staples, with 132WG Weather.  Tech Sgt. Staples has served twelve years total military service, ten of which have been with 132WG Weather.

The 2015 Iowa ANG Outstanding Senior NCO of the Year is Master Sgt. Aaron A. McConeghey, with 132WG Public Health.  Master Sgt. McConeghey has served twenty years total military service; one year has been with 132WG Public Health.

The 2015 Iowa ANG Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year is Senior Master Sgt. Kimberly R. McWilliams, with the 132d Wing.  Senior Master Sgt. McWilliams has served twenty-three years total military service, six of which have been serving as First Sergeant.

Award winners will be receiving the Iowa Meritorious Service Medal for being chosen, and will go on to compete at the National Guard Bureau level.  If further selected, they will then compete at the Air Force level for Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award.