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Air Guard Units Test Readiness at Sentry Savannah Exercise
May 22, 2024
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Salazar, a crew chief with the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, washes the canopy on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet during exercise Sentry Savannah hosted by the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, May 9, 2024. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier 4th- and 5th-gen fighter integration exercise, with this year’s event involving more than 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six units.

Iowa Air Guard Support Dog, Chaplain Reunite Post-Deployment
May 1, 2024
After a six-month deployment, Chaplain Lt. Col. Stephen Peters is reunited with his dog, Adele, at the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, April 30, 2024. Peters was serving as deputy command chaplain for U.S. Air Force Central Command at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar while Adele continued her duties as the morale support dog at the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing.

Iowa Air Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing Begins Guam Mission
February 1, 2024
Members of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing depart Sioux City, Iowa, for Andersen Air Force base on Jan. 24, 2024.

New Year Brings New Focus on Airmen Fitness
January 16, 2024
U.S. Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Devon Parr, a 185th Air Refueling Wing aerospace propulsion technician, demonstrates a forearm plank

Iowa Air Guard Completes Mass Casualty Exercise
August 7, 2023
The Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing medical group conducted a simulated mass casualty exercise Aug. 5, 2023, in Sioux City, Iowa. Exercise role players were rescued by the unit’s firefighters and treated by medical personnel during the training.

Air Force Marks 100 years of Air Refueling with Flyovers
June 26, 2023
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon from the South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing based in Sioux Falls receives fuel while in flight from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing based in Sioux City while flying over South Dakota March 19, 2019.

Air Force Veteran Reunited with Old Friend after 60 Years
April 5, 2023
U.S. Air Force Veteran Richard Devine of Omaha, Neb., tours a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, tail 58-0057, with Master Sgt. Jamie Bethune March 30, 2023. Devine was one of the original crew chiefs of 58-0057 when the aircraft, now assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, first entered service in the late 1950s.

Iowa Air Guard Marks 20-year Milestone with Souped-up Tanker
January 18, 2023
Four U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing prepare for takeoff in Sioux City, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2009, in what is known as an "Elephant Walk."

KC-135 Operations Resume at Reopened Sioux City Runway
November 23, 2022
Master Sgt. Jamie Bethune tows a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing, on the ramp in Sioux City, Iowa, Nov. 22, 2022. The unit’s aircraft returned to Sioux City this week after operating from Topeka, Kansas, during a runway construction project.

Iowa Air Guard Clinicians Train Together in Georgia
June 27, 2022
Airman 1st Class Charlie Saulsbury, 185th Air Refueling Wing medical technician, is on the floor while fellow med techs, Staff Sgt. Skylar Casson, Airman 1st Class Colton Seidler and Master Sgt. Perla Solis, practice first aid techniques. The Airmen are training at the Air National Guard Combat Readiness Training Center in Savannah, Georgia.

Iowa Air and Army Guard Conduct Joint Training Exercise
June 14, 2022
Airmen from the 132d Wing Operations Support Squadron participated in a joint exercise with Soldiers from C Co 2-147th Air Assault Helicopter Battalion in Boone, Iowa, June 10, 2022. Intelligence operations specialists from the 132d Wing shared intel to support the various mission sets.

Nebraska school principal welcomed home from deployment
April 22, 2022
Iowa Air National Guard 1st Sgt. Drew Wagner hugs a teacher at a welcome home event in his honor at the Fort Calhoun Elementary School in Fort Calhoun, Neb., April 21, 2022. Wagner, the school principal, had just returned from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia.

Iowa Air Guard refueling wing rotates to CENTCOM area
April 21, 2022
Iowa Air National Guard crew chiefs prepare a U.S. Air Force KC-135 for departure from Sioux City, Iowa, on its way to a deployment in Southwest Asia in support of U.S. Central Command operations April 19, 2022.

Iowa National Guard KC-135 retired after 65 years’ service
March 11, 2022
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 with 75th anniversary markings, including a large bat tail flash, tail number 57-2606 from the Iowa Air National Guard, taxis on the ramp at the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, March 1, 2022. The aircraft is due to be decommissioned and sent to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

South Dakota ANG F-16’s fly exercise operations from Iowa
August 12, 2021
F-16 fighter jets from the South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing at the Sioux City Air National Guard base in Iowa Aug. 11, 2021. The South Dakota unit is basing operations at the Sioux City base as part of a readiness exercise.

ANG facility completes Blacksnake livery on Indiana A-10
July 12, 2021
A black and gray U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from the Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing “Blacksnakes,” flying home to Fort Wayne July 7, 2021, after being painted at the Air National Guard paint facility in Sioux City, Iowa. The paint scheme commemorates the 100th anniversary of aviation in the Indiana National Guard.

Air National Guard units support Formidable Shield exercise
May 20, 2021
Airmen from the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing move a fuel system icing inhibitor cart in place to begin refueling a U.S. Air Force KC-135 on the flight line at the Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, Scotland, May 18, 2021. The portable fuel injection system is used to add deicing fuel additive during ground refueling. Air Guard Airmen and their refueling aircraft are in Scotland providing air refueling support as part of NATO exercise Formidable Shield.

Iowa Air Refueling Wing tests emergency response in exercise
May 4, 2021
A helicopter from Wings Air Rescue arrives at Sioux Gateway Airport Col. Bud Day Field to pick up a load of simulated casualties to deliver to a hospital during a Federal Aviation Administration mass casualty exercise at the airport in Sioux City, Iowa, May 1, 2021. The Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing participated in the exercise.

185th Air Refueling Wing earns Outstanding Unit Award
November 27, 2020
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing leaves a trail of jet wash as it takes off from the Sioux City, Iowa, based Air Guard unit on Sept. 17, 2020.

IANG, PRANG build partnership over new mission
September 25, 2020
Members of the Iowa National Guard's 132d Wing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the end  of their Aug. 14-28, 2020, mission to help the Puerto Rico Air National Guard transition from an airlift wing to a contingency response and combat communications wing.