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185th Airmen perform flyover at Nebraska vs. Northwestern game

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  • By Maj. Jeremy J. McClure
  • 185th Air Refueling Wing

Iowa Guard Airmen perform flyover at Nebraska vs. Northwestern game Airman from the Iowa Air National Guard took part in the pre-game activities performing a flyover at the University of Nebraska verses Northwesthern football game in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday. 

Air Guard members from the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa crewed a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stato-Tanker aircraft as part of the flyover at Memorial Stadium prior to the game kick off. The units KC-135’s are used primarily for mid-air refueling.

Event flyovers at large public events are part of the U.S. Air Force aerial events program that demonstrate U.S. military preparedness, promote community relations, support Air Force recruiting and retention efforts and render military honors.

Prior to the end of the game pilots and crew members from Sioux City were honored on the field for their military service.

For questions concerning the activities of the Air National Guard’s 185th ARW, please contact Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot (712) 233-0732 (office), (712) 266-5699 (cell), or by e-mail at ; also see our website: