132nd Fighter Wing 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 F-16 Noise Complaints to End http://iowapublicradio.org/post/f-16-noise-complaints-end <p>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.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 22072 at http://iowapublicradio.org F-16 Noise Complaints to End