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  • Col George Day advanced to the rank of brigadier general

    Medal of Honor recipient Col. George “Bud” Day was posthumously advanced to the rank of brigadier general during a Heritage to Horizons summer concert series at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, June 8, 2018.
  • German officer visits 185th ARW

    A German officer is visiting the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa this week as a participant of a military exchange program.
  • Consolidated support building makes progress

    Construction crews are making progress on the consolidated support building at the 185th Air Refueling Wing The building will house the unit’s clinic, food services, communications and public affairs.
  • Sioux City police chief awarded Patriotic Award

    Members of the 185th ARW who also are officers with the Sioux City Police Department recognized the police department's support of Guard members.
  • Iowa ANG 133rd Test Squadron Airman return home

    Members of the Iowa National Guard’s 133rd Test Squadron from Fort Dodge, Iowa returned home on Wednesday April 25, 2018 following a six month deployment to the Middle East. The Airman returned to Sioux City on a commercial flight late in the evening on the 25th where they were met by family members and well-wishers in the unit’s main aircraft hangar.
  • Patriot Award given to Ameriprise Financial

    Lt. Jeremy Swier, present a “Patriotic Employer” award to Mr. Gary Schaap of Ameriprise Financial in Beresford, S.D. on March 15, 2018.
  • Spring Fling

    --Sioux City, Iowa The 185th Bats Family Club, a support group for the 185 Air Refueling Wing, Sioux City, Iowa, sponsored its first annual Spring Fling event at the Sergeant Bluff middle school on Saturday, 3 March 2018. At the event, open to the families of unit members, each child was given a gift bag filled with treats upon entering the event along with free hotdogs, chips and a drink. The children had fun playing board games, watching movies, and playing basketball in the gym. With all of these options to enjoy the Easter egg decorating seemed to top the list followed closely by having hopping races with the “Easter Bunny”.
  • Sentry Aloha 18-1 comes to an end

    Exercise Sentry Aloha 18-1 held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, ended Jan 24. 2018. The exercise which takes place several times a year is hosted by the Hawaii Air National Guard which is the Air Force’s largest ANG wing.

    Colonel Donald Forney briefs his men at mustering-in ceremonies as the men report for active duty with the United States Air Force.
  • 185th earns 9th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    In December 2017 the 185th Air Refueling Wing from Sioux City, Iowa was informed that it was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious service. The evaluation period for this award was from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016. This is the 9th time in the unit’s history it has earned the award.