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  • Remembering Iowa’s Tuskegee Airmen

    The P-51 Mustang nicknamed "Dutchess Arlene" currently stands outside the front gate of the 132d Wing in Des Moines, Iowa. The aircraft was dedicated to Iowa Tuskegee Airmen in 2002.
  • 132d Wing member graduates ISU debt free with tuition assistance

    Tech. Sgt. David Heckman, a member of the 132d Wing’s Intelligence Squadron, recently graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in construction engineering. He did it debt free with the help of the Iowa Air National Guard.The Iowa National Guard Service Scholarship (INGSS) provides annual awards to Guard members who attend eligible Iowa
  • Financial literacy: Keeping Airmen on target

    Clare Long, the 132d Wing Airmen and Family Readiness Program Manager and accredited financial counselor (AFC), has been instrumental in providing financial advice and briefings to the Airmen of the Cyber Operations Squadron (COS). Long and Maj. Charles Schumacher, the director of operations at the 168th COS, organized briefings in which Long
  • Immigrant, Airman, Citizen

    Ever since he was a little kid, David Hernandez knew he wanted to be a part of the United States Air Force (USAF). Becoming a citizen opens up new opportunities for immigrants; and after a long journey, that included: graduating high school, marrying his wife, and the birth of his son, now Airman David Hernandez, is one of the 132d Wing Logistics
  • Going Full Circle

    It isn't often in life that we get the chance to leave the place we started, grow and advance, and make the return back to the original starting location. But for 2nd Lt. Nick Weiland, it is precisely what he did on his return trip to Spangdalhem Air Base, Germany.During his six-year career on active duty, half of his time was spent stationed in
  • Family, Patriotism motivate Air National Guard Spouse of the Year

    Three years ago Senior Airman Shane Marin, a targeteer with the 132d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (ISRG), made the decision that he wanted more than a paycheck, he wanted community, and to make an impact. He decided the military was where he could find that. Britny Marin, his high school sweetheart and wife, knew this
  • 132d Wing Airmen recognized at state capitol

    On January 17th, 2019, Maj. Gen. Timothy E. Orr, The Adjutant General for the Iowa National Guard, delivered his Condition of the Guard Address to the Eighty-Eighth General Assembly. The purpose of this assembly was to inform the representatives on the status of the Iowa National Guard, both Army and Air. During the assembly Orr recognized two 132d
  • Greenfield: Making the most of your opportunities

            Lt. Col. Alexandria Greenfield, 132d Intelligence Support Squadron commander, hosted a professional development seminar at the 132d Wing on October 14, 2018. Greenfield, who is retiring in December, shared stories of her career progression and the lessons she learned along the way. She highlighted three main talking points that included
  • Crockett Connection: 132d Wing member direct descendent of historical figure

    Davy Crockett was one of the most iconic Americans of the early 19th Century as the United States developed from a colonial power and opened wide western expansion. He was a famous hunter, army scout and entrepreneur. Crockett also served in congress, fighting for the rights of Native Americans. His sense of adventure as well as new opportunities
  • Respect key lesson 132d Wing father passes to children

    Father's Day is a time when many reflect on the fathers in their lives who have influenced them and made a difference. Master Sgt. Matthew Hand, 132 Operations Group cyber transport, is a father of two sons, Jacob (11) and Ethan (8), and lives every day providing fatherly guidance, support and care alongside his wife Lisa. “Ensuring that they have
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