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  • Spouses Take Flight

    185th spouses got the unique opportunity to fly on a refueling mission on a KC-135E Stratotanker on May 6. The orientation flights allow individuals to see up close and personal the refueling mission of the 185th, and give spouses a new perspective on the importance of their military member's job here at the 185th. Two missions were set up - the
  • Sixty Years and Counting...

    The National Guard has its roots in the farmers, fishermen, shopkeepers, and merchants that took up arms to defend the Massachusetts Bay Colony 370 years ago. It began a long, proud history of the concept of a citizen-soldier who, as an American fighting man (or woman) would become vital to the defense of our great nation. Although the militia was
  • Lt. Col. Mark Davis Honored

    Lt. Col. Mark Davis, a Physicians Assistant (PA) with the 185th Air Refueling Wing and resident of Algona, Iowa, was recently honored as Iowa Physician Assistant of the Year by the Iowa Physician Assistant Society (IPAS) at the annual Physician Assistant (PA) conference in Iowa City, Iowa. Davis is both the first Iowa PA to be appointed a
  • Col. John Janson Retires as 185th Commander

    Colonel John P. Janson was born at Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE on March 18, 1952. He graduated in 1975 from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Staff College and Air War College. After graduating from the Academy and receiving his commission, Janson entered
  • 185th Change of Command

    The 185th Air Refueling Wing held a Change-of-Command ceremony at the base on August 4, 2007. Colonel John Janson retired after 31 years of military service, and relinquished command of the 185th to Lt. Col. Brian Miller, a lifelong resident of Sioux City, Iowa who has been with the unit for over 27 years. Miller began his career with the 185th in
  • New Scam Targets Military Spouses

    Washington D.C. -- The American Red Cross is warning military spouses about a new identity-theft scam that targets family members of deployed troops. The Red Cross was alerted of the scam earlier this month, said Devorah Goldburg of the Red Cross. The scam involves a person with an American accent calling a military spouse, identifying herself as a
  • King Visits Iowa Air Guard's 185th

    Flanked on his left and right by Airman from the 185th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Representative Steve King, Iowa's fifth district representative recently visited the Air National Guard unit in Sioux City, Iowa. The 185th Air Refueling Wing's primary mission is flying KC-135 mid-air refueling aircraft. King's congressional district, Iowa's fifth