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  • Le Mars Gehlen Catholic students tour 185th

    Students from the Le Mars, Iowa Gehlen Catholic 4th Grade class toured the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing during a field trip to the Air Guard unit. The group got an up-close look at a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Statotanker.

  • Air Force veteran reunited with old friend after 60 years

    Air Force Veteran Richard Devine recently toured a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker that he once crewed over 60 years ago and is still in service. The mid-air refueling aircraft, tail number 58-0057 is still in service at the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing in nearby Sioux City,

  • Sundog at sunrise

    A north wind whips up snow on an icy ramp in Sioux City, Iowa as the sunrise, punctuated by a sundog and single digit temperatures surround U.S. Air Force KC-135 Statotanker aircraft assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing. The aircraft are moved to the back of the ramp,

  • Whiteman AF Reserve A-10 gets gas

    A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 442nd Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Whiteman Air Force Base, grins for a photo outside the boom pod of a KC-135 while receiving fuel near the border of Iowa and Missouri on July 7, 2020.U.S. Air National Guard photo: Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De

  • Finch selected to replace Samenus as 185th Vice Wing commander

    The Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling in Sioux City, Iowa announces selection of Colonel Sonya Finch as next Vice Wing Commander replacing Colonel Stephanie Samenus. Samenus has been selected for a new position with the National Guard Bureau Space Operations.