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5:30 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Mission Change for Iowa Air Guard

MQ-9 Predators will be piloted from Des Moines.
U.S. Air Force

The fight to save Iowa's last jet fighter squadron is history; Des Moines' F-16s are gone and training for the next mission is well underway.

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12:50 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

End of an Era

The wing commander's F16
Rick Fredericksen Iowa Public Radio

One-hundred-ten years after the Wright Brothers made aviation history, a ceremony was held to commemorate the end of manned flight by a unit of the Iowa Air National Guard.

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5:30 am
Mon June 10, 2013

F-16 Noise Complaints to End

Credit Rick Fredericksen / Iowa Public Radio

Relief is coming soon for Des Moines residents bothered by noisy F-16 jet fighters. All 21 planes, with their roaring engines, will be phased out by fall. We observed flight training for the full impact.

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