Iowa Air National Guard http://iowapublicradio.org en Mission Change for Iowa Air Guard http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mission-change-iowa-air-guard <p>The fight to save Iowa&#39;s last jet fighter squadron is history; Des Moines&#39; F-16s are gone and training for the next mission is well underway.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 30330 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mission Change for Iowa Air Guard End of an Era http://iowapublicradio.org/post/end-era <p>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.</p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 17:50:31 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 28746 at http://iowapublicradio.org End of an Era National Guard 132nd Fighter Wing, New Navy Ships, USS Iowa Update http://iowapublicradio.org/post/national-guard-132nd-fighter-wing-new-navy-ships-uss-iowa-update <p>The U.S. Air Force is recommending eliminating the F-16 fighter squadron of the Iowa Air National Guard in Des Moines.&nbsp; Join guest host Dean Borg as he talks with Wing Commander, Colonel Drew DeHaes about the potential cuts.&nbsp; Dean will also talk with Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus about the naming of two new ships after Midwest cities, the USS Sioux City and USS Omaha.&nbsp; Finally, we&rsquo;ll get an update on efforts to restore the historic World War II era battleship, USS Iowa.</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Dean Borg 189 at http://iowapublicradio.org