Veterans Affairs personnel who help manage Health Emergency Response Operations (HERO) conducted emergency communications training this week at Camp Dodge with the Iowa National Guard. Their main mission is to support veterans with communication options during emergencies, such as hurricanes, which Iowa National Guard members have provided assistance with during the past year. #WarriorReady
Meet another #MOMC star: Marik McGhee. Marik’s dad is an Airman currently deployed with the 185th Air Refueling Wing. When Tech. Sgt. Mike McGhee went overseas, Marik and his family created a “deployment wall” in their house – complete with a clock to keep track of the time difference, a Christmas stocking and notes about things happening at home while Dad is away.
When he’s not sending packages to Dad, feeding his family’s chickens or working on #STEM projects, Marik stays busy in the Iowa National Guard Child and Youth Program and goes all out for #PurpleUp Day.
Field Maintenance Shop 13 in Cedar Rapids has special visitors today. In 2017, the shop competed for the Chief of Staff, Army Award for Maintenance Excellence. They won the regional competition, received fourth place at Nationals and qualified for an on-site visit by the Department of Defense. This is the first time an Iowa FMS has qualified as a semifinalist in this competition. 🔧
Check out this video of FMS 13 and the excellence they demonstrate in maintenance operations.
#FMS13 | #WarriorReady | #MissionFocused
Field Maintenance Shop 13
Field Maintenance Shop 13 in Cedar Rapids has special visitors today. In 2017, the shop competed for the Chief of Staff, Army Award for Maintenance Excellence. They won the regional competition, received fourth place at Nationals and qualified for an on-site visit by the Department of Defense. This is the first time an Iowa FMS has qualified as a semifinalist in this competition. 🔧Check out this video of FMS 13 and the excellence they demonstrate in maintenance operations.#FMS13 | #WarriorReady | #MissionFocusedPosted by Iowa National Guard on Monday, April 23, 2018
The Iowa National Guard's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Tim Orr, visited the Polk County Jail yesterday to observe the 186th Military Police Company conducting their annual training as part of an ongoing partnership between the IANG and the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa. 👮♀️
Soldiers were able to utilize facilities at the Polk County Jail to practice combatives and emergency response. Awards and coins were presented to Soldiers and law enforcement personnel for both excellence and appreciation in support of the valuable training. 🇺🇸️ #MissionFocused #WarriorReady
View the full photo album here 📸: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianationalguard/albums/72157690126799520
The 186th Military Police Company conducted taser and OC (oleoresin capsicum) spray training this week. Company commander, Capt. Chad Wallway, says the exercises build bonds within the unit and ensure Soldiers are able to put their training into action even if confronted with harsh circumstances.
Check out these Soldiers volunteering to brave the tasers!
#WarriorReady | #MilitaryPolice | #BeAWarrior
MP Taser Day
The 186th Military Police Company conducted taser and OC (oleoresin capsicum) spray training this week. Company commander, Capt. Chad Wallway, says the exercises build bonds within the unit and ensure Soldiers are able to put their training into action even if confronted with harsh circumstances. Check out these Soldiers volunteering to brave the tasers!#WarriorReady | #MilitaryPolice | #BeAWarriorPosted by Iowa National Guard on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
This is Max Ciha - his mom is a Soldier in the Iowa National Guard and he wants to be one someday too!
Max loves visiting his mom, Sgt. Nikki Ciha, 67th Troop Command, Iowa National Guard, at work and seeing the helicopters.
His favorite thing about being a military child is going to the PX to get ice cream. When he grows up, Max wants to be a military police officer.
After two weeks of arduous training, 26 Soldiers and Airmen were awarded the coveted Pathfinder badge during an early morning ceremony. Family members, cadre and friends lined up to participate in the pinning which took place at the Iowa National Guard Freedom Center.
#Pathfinder | #WarriorReady
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From the deserts of California to right here at home, the Iowa National Guard's 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion has had a busy training year! 🗺🏜
Recently, the 1034th made Iowa history by completing the first Mission Training Exercise (MTX) here at Camp Dodge.
📰 Read about their experience here: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/273162/1034th-cssb-brings-training-exercise-town #WarriorReady
As this morning's thunderstorm raged, Soldiers in the air assault course on Camp Dodge braved the rappel tower. #AirAssault #WarriorReady ⛈️🧗♀️ See the full album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianationalguard/albums/72157689873762320
Each April, civilian and military communities observe Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in a coordinated effort to increase awareness and support prevention.
The Iowa National Guard hosted #ChalkItUp as a way of building awareness and supporting prevention efforts.
Chalk It Up 2018
Each April, civilian and military communities observe Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in a coordinated effort to increase awareness and support prevention. The Iowa National Guard hosted #ChalkItUp as a way of building awareness and supporting prevention efforts. #SexualAssaultAwarenessPosted by Iowa National Guard on Friday, April 13, 2018
The Iowa National Guard is hosting a guest speaker tonight as part of the Family Readiness Resiliency Training.
A presentation on leadership and resiliency, open to all military families.
Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation today recognizing the courage and sacrifice of Iowa's military-connected youth and challenging Iowans to #PurpleUp. 💜 View the full photo album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianationalguard/albums/72157689774739760
Brig. Gen. Shawn Ford is the Iowa National Guard's newest General Officer.
The Iowa National Guard welcomes Brig. Gen. Ford as the new Deputy Commanding General-Air.
Iowa National Guard cooks from the 109th MED BN won the Culinary Excellence Competition this weekend.
The competition drew Soldiers from the 109th MED, 1034th Quartermaster Composite Supply Company, and Company H, 334th BSB, 2nd BCT, 34th ID
The 109th MED earned the traveling trophy and the opportunity to represent the State in the Philip A. Connelly Competition.
Col. Greg Hapgood was the first Iowan to receive the Ancient Order of Saint Gabriel. The distinguished presentation took place during his retirement ceremony, where he was honored for over 32 years of service and his indelible mark on the media and the public affairs community.
The Iowa National Guard would like to give a shout out to Iowa National Guard veteran Deputy Zac Buttercase of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Buttercase was named 2018 Iowa American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Thank you Deputy Buttercase for your continued service to keep Iowa communities safe! #SelflessService
Sometimes military children grow up to be service members, too! Read this story about Iowa National Guard military families who are currently deployed together in Kuwait. #MOMC
Boone High School students recently visited Camp Dodge to see what all this #STEM business is about. 🔬 📡 🔧 ➗
April is Month of the Military Child! 💜 We're teaming up with IA-ARNG Child & Youth Program to introduce you to the youngest and bravest supporters of the Iowa National Guard and ask you to #PurpleUp in their honor! 💜 #MOMC
Keep reading to hear from Madison Price, a member of the Iowa National Guard State Teen Panel and daughter of our own Lt. Col. Amy Price.
"Being a military child means that I have the opportunity to serve my country as much as my mom does and that other military kids serve just as much as their parents. There are sacrifices that we have to make. I serve on the State Teen Panel, and I am currently organizing a Purple Up Day at my middle school. I have been involved in numerous military kids’ activities – from camps to fun events at the Science Center and roller skating rink. Being on the State Teen Panel is great because I can help plan some awesome events. It’s fun to be involved. It makes me feel patriotic and like I am supporting my mom and the work she does."