Rumbling engines, boxes of Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs) being handed out, and the smell of eggs and diesel fuel in the crisp, Alaskan air is what Soldiers in the U.S. Army woke up to between July 23 and Aug. 3, 2016. During that time, Operation Arctic Anvil, the first U.S. Army Pacific-level training in Alaska, took place.
Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers are assigned with different tasks and various roles. These soldiers are infantrymen, tankers, engineers, administrative clerks, mechanics, radio operators, intelligence analysts and so on. They are privates, specialists, sergeants, master sergeants, command sergeants major, lieutenants, captains, colonels and generals.
Soldiers with Iowa Army National Guard 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd of the 34th Iowa Brigade Combat Team conducted weapons qualification and familiarization during the beginning of their annual training conducted at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
When it comes to college educational opportunities among Air National Guard units, Iowa wins hands down. Among the 90 National Guard units recently ranked by the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), based on the number of CCAF degrees awarded by percentage of base populace, Team Iowa scored a one-two punch with Des Moines’ 132nd Wing finishing first and Sioux City’s 185th Air Refueling Wing second. The next closest Guard unit was...
On a cold, windy, three-day weekend in central Iowa, Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers competed in the annual Iowa National Guard Best Warrior Competition. The event took place March 18-20 at Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnston, Iowa. The majority of these 23 Soldiers from across the state were male. However, three females in this year’s event represented their units with confidence and pride.