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Iowa Air National Guard selects Airmen of the Year  

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  • By Senior Airman Tylon Chapman
  • 185th Air Refueling Wing

The Iowa Air National Guard announced this week Senior Airman Melissa Netherton, Staff Sgt. Tate Phelps, and Master Sgt. Jessica Bowen have been selected as the state’s 2022 Airmen of the Year. 

Senior Airman Melissa Netherton was selected as Airman of the Year for the junior-enlisted category. Netherton works as a mission manager in the 132 Wing's Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance Group at the Des Moines Air Wing.

Staff Sgt. Tate Phelps is the recipient of the NCO of the Year award for the state. Phelps works full time as an Avionics Technician in the 185th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group in Sioux City.

Master Sgt. Jessica Bowen was chosen as the Senior NCO of the Year. Bowen has been working in readiness in the Force Support Squadron but has recently begun working in Human Resources with the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City.