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CITY & AIR GUARD TO RENEW AIRPORT SHARING AGREEMENT

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Over 40 civilian employers and distinguished visitors from around the states of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota boarded flights departing the Sioux City, Iowa airport for an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, "Boss Lift" that departed from the 185th Air Refueling Wing. While lying next to the boom operator in the back of the U.S. Air Force KC-135 aircraft, guests nominated by their National Guard employee made their way to the refueling area above South Dakota where they got to witness an air to air refueling with F-16’s from South Dakota’s 114th Fighter Wing based in Sioux Falls, SD.

THE CITY COUNCIL OF SIOUX CITY WILL SOON BE ASKED TO VOTE ON RENEWING A JOINT USE AGREEMENT OF SIOUX GATEWAY AIRPORT WITH THE 185TH AIR NATIONAL GUARD.

AIRPORT DIRECTOR MIKE COLLETT SAYS THE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN RENEWED EVERY FIVE TO TEN YEARS FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS:

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THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES THE COUNCIL WILL BE ASKED TO APPROVE IN THE RENEWAL:

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WITHOUT THAT AGREEMENT OR THE PRESENCE OF THE 185TH, THE CITY WOULD HAVE TO BUILD IT’S OWN FIRE STATION AT THE AIRPORT AND EQUIP AND STAFF IT AT AN ANNUAL COST OF NEARLY ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

THE CITY COUNCIL, AIRPORT BOARD AND MEMBERS OF THE 185TH HELD A JOINT MEETING WEDNESDAY AT THE MID AMERICA MUSEUM OF AVIATION AND TRANSPORTATION.