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  • On the path to excellence; 132d Wing EO takes all challenges in stride

    The life of a wing executive officer is a fast paced and stressful one. While life may be additionally hard being a Nebraska Cornhuskers fan at a base filled with Hawkeyes and Cyclones, 1st Lt. Clarissa Atwell, 132d Wing executive officer, welcomes it all and enjoys the challenge every day brings. Atwell wears many hats in her life from having been
  • Portraits of Valor, Iowa's Tuskegee Airmen: Robert Williams

    Robert W Williams (1922-1997)Born in Ottumwa, Iowa, Robert “Bob” Williams was a Tuskegee Airman and pioneer Aviator who spearheaded a movie project about them.  Robert’s father was a pilot and he encouraged his two sons to learn.  Eventually they became three of only 102 black pilots in the United States at that time. When the Japanese attacked
  • Portraits of Valor, Iowa's Tuskegee Airmen: Luther Smith

    Luther H. Smith (1920-2009)
  • 132d ISRG award stems from well-rounded Airmen

    In conjunction with the 132d Wing’s 12th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA), the 132d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (ISRG) received the Outstanding Air Reserve Component ISR Group of the Year in December of 2017 for the evaluation period of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Awards like this are made possible by the
  • 132d Wing Enlisted Advisory Council receives the 2017 Chief’s Award

    Tears fill a choked up Staff Sgt. Jaime Young’s eyes as she recalls the moment when she found out the 132d Wing Enlisted Advisory Council (EAC) was being awarded the 2017 Chief’s Award.“When we actually got the award and hearing the crowd applaud, I think that was when I realized that people know who we are, and what we do,” said Young. “It was
  • 132d Wing Airmen hone skills in historic ‘Combat Hammer’ exercise

    (EDITOR’S NOTE:  Due to ISR and 132d Wing policy regarding the MQ-9, the last names of maintenance, operations and intelligence personnel are removed.) DUKE FIELD, Fla. – The Air National Guard recently participated in its first ‘Combat Hammer’ exercise from Oct. 24-Nov. 13 at Duke Field, Florida. The exercise was attended by MQ-9 Reaper units
  • 132d Airmen travel to Fort McCoy for MEOC training

    The clanking of metal rings through the air as gears turn the slide-outs of the 132d Wing’s Mobile Emergency Operations Center (MEOC) into position. Master Sgt. Brad Kuennen, a Radio Frequency Transmissions Systems technician, and Tech. Sgt. Joseph Stickel, a Cyber Transportation technician, work together to open and start up the MEOC. By the final
  • Waukee veteran, tattoo artist raising awareness for PTSD

    The bright red ‘veteran owned business’ sticker, a prominent feature on the door. Sun light filters in through the design “Warrior Tattoo Studio” on the windows. A red, white and blue heart, with a lone star draws the attention to a wall of past accomplishments, filled with pictures of war and framed awards. The soft buzz of a tattoo gun mixes with
  • Transient alert volunteers train, gain cohesion with Sioux Falls Air Guard

        One of the many mottos of the Air National Guard has been, “do more with less”.  From May 22-26, 2017, members of the 132d Wing transient alert (T/A) volunteers demonstrated resourcefulness during a joint training mission with the 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls, S.D.     The training mission evolved out of a conversation between transient
  • 132nd Wing chief exemplifies service before self in role as dad

    For military families, some days are harder than others. Being away from home days or months at a time and then having a busy schedule at home can result in a complex lifestyle. Between being full-time military and a full-time husband and dad, Chief Master Sgt. James Holwegner,
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