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  • Purple up for Iowa military kids

    Digital tiger stripe camouflage is the usual uniform of the day for members of the Iowa Air National Guard in Sioux City. Today however unit members joined with area school students and supporters from across the nation by wearing purple to show support for military children. According to the 4H military partnerships website, "Purple up day" was
  • Woodbury County Engineers office receive Patriot Award

    185th Air Refueling Wing Vice Commander, Col. Scott Plambeck and Mr. Larry Harrington of the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve, presented a "Patriotic Employer" award to Mr. Mark Nahra and Mr. Forest Johnston of the Woodbury County Engineers office in Moville, Iowa today.Senior Airman Pete McDermott nominated his supervisors, Nahra and
  • Unit recruiter hits 100 enlistments

    A recruiter assigned to the 185th Air Refueling Wing, witnessed the enlistment ceremony of his 100th recruit on April 3, 2016. Staff Sgt. Wesley Rueter recruited Tech. Sgt. Eric Olson to mark the occasion.Col. Scott Plambeck, the Vice Commander of the 185th Air Refueling Wing, read the oath of enlistment to Olson. Olson is now assigned to the Civil
  • 185th members run Disney Princess Half Marathon

    Tech. Sgt. Amber Ladwig and Master Sgt. Wendy McLean assigned to the 185th Air Refueling Wing, took part in the Disney Princess half marathon on February 20th and 21st in Orlando, Florida.Ladwig and McLean both participated in the Glass Slipper challenge that included a 10K race on February 20 and a half marathon race on February 21 for a total of
  • SGLI, life & death issue

    Service members are automatically enrolled in Service Members Group Life insurance or SGLI when they first join the military for up to $400,000. In some cases this may be the first and last time they think about life insurance.Sadly if a service member's SGLI information is not current it could result in slowing the process of paying the gratuity
  • Back from the bone yard

    Covered in dust, a North American Aviation F-100F Super Sabre sat in the desert at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Bearing tail number 3880, the once proud aircraft was assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard's 174th Fighter Squadron in Sioux City, Iowa until her retirement when she was sent to the "The Boneyard". Although the desert is
  • Airmen march towards staff sergeant as part of new combined Airman Leadership program

    Senior Airmen in the Air National Guard are writing papers, giving speeches, and are literally marching towards their staff sergeant stripe at the James M. McCoy Airman Leadership School at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The Air Force and Air National Guard are working together, as part of a new program this year that allows members of the Guard
  • Plambeck named new vice commander

    Col. Lawrence Christensen, commander of the 185th Air Refueling Wing, announced that Col. Scott Plambeck, 185th Maintenance Group Commander, will be the Wing's new Vice Commander.Plambeck, a native of Sioux City began his military career in 1979 with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves as a combat radio operator. He joined the 185th in 1980 as a Command
  • Airmen earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    A 12-kilometer road march with a 33-pound rucksack is not a typical activity that one would find an Airmen participating in, but during the first weekend in November, Senior Airman Josh Davis and Master Sgt. Valerie Rose, members of the Iowa National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, found them doing just that. The road march
  • Future Air Guardsmen take the oath of enlistment at hockey game

    The newest members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa were given the oath of enlistment at a ceremony during Military Appreciation Night hosted by the Sioux City Musketeers hockey team, at the Tyson Event Center here on November 7, 2015.2nd Lt. William Dahna administered the oath of enlistment to nine new recruits at center ice
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