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185TH AIR GUARD MOVES PLANES IN PREPARING FOR OVERSEAS MISSION

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RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIRS AT SIOUX GATEWAY AIRPORT IS ALREADY AFFECTING SIOUX CITY’S 185TH AIR NATIONAL GUARD REFUELING WING.

BASE COMMANDER COLONEL MARK MUCKEY SAYS THEY HAVE HAD TO MOVE THEIR GIANT REFUELING PLANES TO OTHER AIR BASES:

OC……….TOPEKA KANSAS. ;21

EVEN THOUGH THE PLANES HAVE BEEN MOVED, PERSONNEL AT THE 185TH ARE PREPARING FOR AN UPCOMING OVERSEAS MISSION:

OC…………..A COUPLE OF MONTHS. ;28

COLONEL MUCKEY TOOK OVER AS THE 185TH’S NEW COMMANDER A FEW WEEKS AGO, AND SAYS THE REPAIRS ARE THE LATEST CHALLENGE HE’S DEALT WITH SINCE ASSUMING THE UNIT’S LEADERSHIP:

OC………AIR CREW. :19

THE 185TH HAS ALSO BEEN UTILIZING OMAHA’S OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE WHILE THE RUNWAY REPAIRS ARE TAKING PLACE.