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  • We Heard the Boom and Started Running: The Air National Guard and the Crash of United Flight 232

    On July 19, 1989 the members of the Iowa National Guard' s 185th Tactical Fighter Squadron, now the 185th Air Refueling Wing, based in Sioux City, Iowa were thrust into one of the most dramatic civilian aircraft crashes in history, he crash of United Airlines Flight 232. 185th Air Refueling Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. David Miller was working as
  • Iowa National Guard Education Grant Remains at 90 Percent

    Iowa guard members enrolled in college classes this year will not see a big change in their tuition assistance. The National Guard Educational Grant (NGEAP) will cover approximately 90 percent of tuition costs for guard members for the 2012-2013 semesters.This percentage has decreased since the 2008-2009 semester, when the NGEAP covered 100 percent
  • After the Homecoming: Military Spouses

    Five Tips to Help Military Spouses Cope with the Stresses Associated with the Military HomecomingShe can feel her heart pounding through her chest. She spent all day at home cleaning the house, then putting on make-up, fixing her hair, and putting on the dress he said he always loved. As the bus pulls up, she is giddy with anticipation. Although
  • Combat Arms Training and Maintenance's "Course of Fire"

    When thinking of the Air National Guard, most people conjure up images of aircraft lifting off from a runway and climbing into a wide open blue sky. They picture airmen climbing on planes and meticulously checking every component to keep that plane flying. Rarely do people think about rifles and pistols. For some airmen, combat is not done miles