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  • Tuskegee Airman Paved the Way for Future Pilots

    Dr. James Bowman graduated from North High school in Des Moines in 1940. In an interview conducted in August of 2011 by the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum he told the story of his time in service as a United States Army Air Corps Tuskegee Airman. As a young man Bowman had only traveled as far as

  • 132 Fighter Wing Awards Ceremony 2011

    During November drill, members of the 132nd Fighter Wing, family members and distinguished guests gathered in the West Hangar for the annual award ceremony. This ceremony is an opportunity for wing members to be recognized for their outstanding performance and achievements during the year.

  • Phase I ORI In The Rearview Mirror

    The Phase 1 Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) is now in our rearview mirror. Our overall grade was a SATISFACTORY. We fell short of our goal of EXCELLENT, but the good news and the bottom line is that the 132d Fighter Wing clearly exceeds ACC standards. Fully 42%, or 15 of the 36 graded areas,

  • Building 107 is History

    Building 107, one of the oldest buildings on the Des Moines ANG Base, is history. It was demolished during the week of 7 September 10. The area will be used for much needed parking.  It was initially built for the flight simulator. Originally it was a 3,917 square foot building, built in June 1959,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Iowa guardsman is top graduate at Airman Leadership School

    A member of the Iowa Air National Guard was presented the John L. Levitow award for his accomplishments at The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center's Airman Leadership School during the class graduation ceremony held in Knoxville, Feb. 11.Staff Sgt. Scott M. Moore, a services

  • Deployed Firefighters Making a Difference

    With little fanfare, 14 members of the 132nd Fighter Wing Fire and Emergency Services, Iowa Air National Guard, kissed their loved ones and said good-byes in the early morning hours of a beautiful September day and were off in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. For some members of the flight this