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Care packages plus cash add up to Christmas miracle for deployed Airmen
Care packages at the 185th Air Refueling Wing are mailed to deployed members of Sioux City, Iowa based Air National Guard unit. Care packages were packed by the Le Mars, Iowa High School Student Council and employees of the Premiere Bank Card Agency located in Dakota Dunes, S.D. Money for shipping was donated by Northwest Area Education Agency in Sioux City, Iowa.
Members of the Iowa Air Guard’s 132nd Wing from Des Moines, Iowa returned to the Sioux City on Tuesday November 21, 2017. The guardsmen have been in Puerto Rico where they were providing support for the Hurricane Maria security mission.
2017 Airman of the year
The 185th Air Refueling Wing announced their selectees for the 2017 Airman of the year for the Wing.
Iowa Air Guard announces ground breaking for new composite support facility
The Iowa Air National Guard will have a ground breaking in Sioux City on Wednesday November 15, 2017 at 1:00PM.
Iowa Air Guard’s 185th deployments continue
185th unit members continue to deploy as part of their Reserve Component deployment Period.
Cadets get a taste of Guard life
39 cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado are visiting the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa and the 132nd Wing in Des Moines, Iowa, September 15, 16 and 17, 2017.
Iowa Air Guard’s 185th ARW receives 1st block 45 aircraft equipped with major avionics upgrade
The Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa received its first KC-135 aircraft converted with the newest digital avionics cockpit instruments known as the Block 45 upgrade on Friday. The instrument panel replacement modification replaces most of the remaining analog gages in the cockpit of the aging KC-135 with new
Iowa Air Guard’s 185th ARW to deploy nearly 300 Airman
This fall nearly 300 members of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing are scheduled to depart Sioux City, for what will be one of the largest deployments in recent history of the unit. As part of the pre-deployment activities, during the August 2017 training weekend, deploying unit members and their families attended a Yellow Ribbon reintegration event on the campus of Western Iowa Technical Community College in Sioux City, Iowa.
146 New Airmen Enlisted
• This article originally appeared in the Iowa National Guard Hawkeye Newsletter in August of 1965. Author unknown.
185th Airmen join other units to test their ability to respond to disaster
A tsunami is typically not a natural disaster that Iowa based Air National Guard Airmen with the 185th Air Refueling Wing would think about having to deal with. But that is the scenario that 35 Airmen from the unit’s medical group found themselves dealing with during their participation in Oregon’s Pathfinder-Minuteman exercise June 24th to the 26th at Camp Rilea, Oregon. The event had 180 participants from the Air and Army Guard units from the region as well as civilian volunteers with experience in medicine and search and rescue.