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  • Don't Ignore the Symptoms

    On December 22, 2013 I went in to my civilian job as a Firefighter.  At home the night before I was not feeling well, and was debating if I should stay home sick.  I had flu like symptoms and thought I might be coming down with a cold, but I thought I felt good enough to go to work Once at work I started morning checks of the trucks and medical
  • 132nd Fighter Wing Past-Present & Future

    What started as just a dream to a group of World War I pilots back in 1925 has developed, expanded and transitioned into the Iowa National Guard's 132nd Fighter Wing of today. It took this original group six failed requests, frequent trips to Washington DC and 16 years before federal recognition was granted by National Guard Bureau. Finally, on 25
  • 132nd Fighter Wing Serves up Disaster Relief

    In a disaster every second counts for first responders. Firefighters, search and rescue, and medical professionals get to the scene as soon as possible to ensure that the citizens are being helped. In many situations the first responders find themselves in so much wreckage that one of their own basic necessities is not available, Food. Working long
  • 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 of these mishaps occur because millions of
  • "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 Exercise of Religion'. Chaplain (1st Lt.) Tony Davy is
  • 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 be prepared for a sustained confrontation with law
  • 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!" focuses on the importance of fire escape planning
  • 132nd Fighter Wing holds Hometown Hero Salute and Family Open House

    Saturday, 6 November during the Unit Training Assembly (UTA) a "Group Open House" will be held for unit & family members. This will be a no-fly day with a focus on Airmen spending time with their families in an "open house" environment here at the 132nd Fighter Wing. Airmen are highly encouraged to invite their families to the base so they can show
  • 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 Ceremony, Winnetka, IL - his hometown.Some
  • 2010 Dam to Dam race in memory of TereseAnn and Levi

    Run in Memory of TereseAnn & Raise Money for Levi. TereseAnn was an avid runner and it was her goal to run the Dam to Dam in 2010. In her memory join us at the Dam to Dam in Des Moines on June 5, 2010 Run for fun and raise money for TereseAnn's son Levi. You choose the race you run, the 5K or the 20K. Then go to www.damtodam.com and register for
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