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  • Combat quilting

    Iowa National Guard Master Sgt. Lynn Koger Unit Training Manager 133rd Test Squadron Fort Dodge, Iowa showed quilts she has made at a recent quilt show. During the past 24 months she kept making quilts even when she deployed to Iraq.
  • November National Native American Heritage Month

    The 185th ARW celebrates November as National Native American Heritage.
  • Improving the process

    185th Air Refueling Wing Military Pay Specialist Shellie Nelson is becoming certified “Green Belt” in continuous process improvement. Nelson is being mentored by Blake Enneking who works as a Manpower Specialist at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.
  • Trunk or Treat!

        Snow began to fall the morning of October 14, 2018 in Sioux City Iowa, and because things were beginning to look a lot like Christmas, the 185th Air Refueling Wing moved indoors to host its 2nd annual Military Family Trunk or Treat event. The Program included costumes, candy, games, bouncy castles and even a best decorated trunk contest.
  • Helping others helps recruiters earn top awards

    Recruiters from the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing took home several top honors at the state recruiting and retention banquet held in Des Moines, Iowa over the past weekend.
  • Iowa National Guard shooting team earns top awards

    An Iowa National Guard shooting team, made up of both Army and Air Guard members, earned a first place award at a recent National Guard shooting event near Hastings, Nebraska.The team members included Senior Master Sgt. Mathew Hoffman and Tech. Sgt. Mitchell Treiber, both members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Security Forces Squadron, Sgt. Karl
  • 185th ARW members get unique training in Germany

    Members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Sioux City, Iowa recently took advantage of an opportunity to for some training with their active duty counterparts at Ramstein Air Base, Germany for their two week summer camp.  The group, made up mostly of personnel from the 185th Force Support Squadron (FSS) and the 185th Small Air Terminal (SAT) spent
  • Blending in, Air Force to begin wear of OCP uniform.

    Air Force units around the world will be allowed to wear the Operational Camouflage Pattern beginning in October, the same camouflage uniform the Army currently uses.
  • Financial Counselor ready to aid 185th ARW

    Gary Swalve has hopes of helping eliminating debt for service members and will enjoy doing so as the new Personal Financial Counselor for the Iowa National Guard in Northwest Iowa.
  • Goodin stops at 185th from recent deployment

    (SB) – Returning to his roots after a two year absence was U.S. Air Force Captain Justin Goodin, the son of Jim and Julie Goodin of Dakota Dunes, SD. The 2006 graduate of Westwood High School, and 2010 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Justin completed his flight training at Vance AFB, OK.Flying an AC-130W aircraft with the 16th Special