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  • A Legacy of Service

    Returning from school this past month I was informed that ten retirements were scheduled for the month of December. Five of the ceremonies were held during December drill. While working at the events over the weekend there was an abundance of emotion: joy, happiness, excitement, and ultimately sadness. I thought about the sacrifice, dedication of
  • Taking Care of Our Own

    The original Stand Down for homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive
  • Fitness help

    Spring is upon us and summer will be here just as quick. Fitness is such a big part of our career and is our responsibility to maintain the standard. Promotions, formal school attendance and re-enlistment all hinge on our ability to maintain the fitness standard. The Services Flight has two Certified Fitness Trainers (Senior Airman Clayberg and
  • Fight Like A Girl

    I have seen the Breast Cancer shirts everywhere that display this empowering statement. It made me think about how I was not taught how to "fight" until just a couple of years ago. When I first started working for a police department one of my first concerns was my safety. I signed up for the first available public self-defense class I could and I
  • 132nd Fighter Wing Receives Eighth AFOUA

    Lt.Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, Director, Air National Guard is pleased to announce that the 132nd Fighter Wing, Iowa Air National Guard has been selected to receive it's eighth Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.