Around 300 members of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 132nd Fighter Wing are preparing for another operation in Iraq. Major Michael Wunn is a spokesperson for the Iowa National Guard. “They’ll deploy in the next month or so,” Wunn said.
“They’ll send their Aviation Package overseas…they’ve done this quite a bit in the recent past. I think their last (mission) was 15 to 18 months ago.” The 132nd Fighter Wing’s mission will involve support of coalition ground forces in Iraq.
Major Wunn says the 132nd will team up with Airmen from the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing. Another 70 Airmen from the 132nd will deploy this fall to numerous locations throughout Southwest Asia.