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LEADERSHIP CHANGES COMING TO 185TH AND IOWA AIR NATIONAL GUARD

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THERE’S A CHANGE IN COMMAND COMING TO SIOUX CITY’S 185TH AIR NATIONAL GUARD REFUELING WING.

WING COMMANDER COLONEL MARK MUCKEY HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE NEWEST DEPUTY ADJUTANT GENERAL FOR AIR OF THE IOWA NATIONAL GUARD:

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COLONEL MUCKEY WILL REPLACE GENERAL SHAWN FORD WHO IS RETIRING FROM HIS POST AT THE IOWA JOINT FORCES HEADQUARTERS IN DES MOINES.

ANOTHER FAMILIAR NAME, GENERAL LARRY CHRISTENSEN, WHO PRECEEDED MUCKEY AS THE 185TH’S COMMANDER, IS ALSO RETIRING FROM THE GUARD.

Brig. Gen. Larry Christensen, Chief of Staff, Iowa Air National Guard
U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot

MUCKEY SAYS ANOTHER FORMER 185TH OFFICER IS COMING BACK TO IOWA TO TAKE OVER HIS SPOT:

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Colonel Stephanie Samenus 185th ARW Vice Wing Commander Iowa ANG

COLONEL MUCKEY’S REPLACEMENT IS ALSO A FAMILIAR NAME:

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MUCKEY HAS BEEN THE 185TH’S COMMANDER FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS.