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  • 185th Awarded 8th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    The National Guard Bureau in Washington DC announced that the 185th Air Refueling Wing from Sioux City, Iowa has, for the 8th time, been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious service  from November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2015.According to Col. Larry Christensen, commander of the 185th ARW this award is a
  • Pilots learn about avoiding midair collisions

    The 185th Air refueling Wing's safety office alone with the Federal Aviation Administration partnered together to present a class on midair collision avoidance at the base in Sioux City, Iowa on August  8, 2015."We wanted to invite area pilots to the base and present them information to help keep them safe while in the air," said Maj. Eric Kilberg,
  • Fitness challenge focuses on fitness in fun competition

    With bright shirts and names like 'The Wing Nuts' and 'The Young and the Rest of Us', Airmen with the 185th Air Refueling Wing competed in the base's 2nd Annual Fitness Challenge here on Friday."The Fitness Challenge is a fun way for our members to compete and challenge each other while building morale," said Master Sgt. Val Rose with the Logistics
  • Airmen gather to remember Bellairs

    Airmen with the 185th Air Refueling wing gathered to remember fellow unit member Senior Airman Drew Bellairs during a memorial service held in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa on August 2, 2015.Bellairs died July 25, 2015 when he drowned while swimming at Marbo Cave in Mangilao, Guam. Assigned as an aircraft mechanic, Bellairs served with the 185th Air
  • ANG Band of the Midwest perfectly tuned

    The Air National Guard Band of the Midwest played a variety of music as part of a summer concert series entitled "Heroes Among Us" held here at the historic Grandview Park Bandshell.The 566th band provided multiple ensembles including: Harmony in Blue, Permanent Party and a Concert Band performing both traditional and contemporary selections."The
  • Back in Black, Team Air Force returns to Iowa for RAGBRAI

    Dressed in stealthy black, the Air Force cycling team is back in Iowa this week for the 43rd running of Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa bicycle touring event or RAGBRAI.The 125 member team is made up of Active-Duty Air Force, Reserve, National Guard, and Air Force civilian riders.Team members ride as a way to promote the Air Force and
  • 185th hosts media day event

    The Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) in Sioux City, Iowa hosted a media day event on June 4, 2015. Journalists from the Sioux City, Iowa area were invited to fly with the unit, while crew members performed a mid-air refueling mission. During the mission, Air Force F-16s from Buckley, Colorado met the KC-135 from Sioux City
  • Iowa Guardsman compete in the 44th Annual Winston P. Wilson Championship

    Members of the Iowa National Guard competed in the 44th Annual Winston P. Wilson Championship held at Camp Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas week from April 25 to May 1, 2015. The Iowa shooting team sent eight members from Army and Air National Guard units from across the state to compete.  The Members from the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux
  • Fouts receives Col. Thomas V. Considine Scholarship

    Ryan Fouts, the son of Lt. Col. Kevin and Lisa Fouts of the 185th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), was the recipient of this year's Colonel V. Thomas Considine academic scholarship. The $500 scholarship is named after Colonel Thomas Considine, former Wing Commander of the 185th Air Refueling Wing (ARW).Fouts, a student from Woodbury Central High School in
  • 185th Air Refueling wing hosts ANG Command Chief

    Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling, Command Chief Master Sgt. of the Air National Guard, visited the 185th Air Refueling at the Air National Guard base here on May 3rd 2015.Hotaling took the time to talk to the enlisted members here at Sioux City. Many of the topics discussed included professionalism, resiliency, and the impact the Iowa Air
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