“Soldiers and Airmen from the Iowa National Guard made the long journey from America’s heartland to Europe’s newest nation, Kosovo in order to take part in a training exercise this week with the Kosovo Security Force.

A hand-full of Airman from the Sioux City, Iowa based 185th Air Refueling Wing clinic along with members of the 132nd Wing clinic in Des Moines, Iowa are part of a group of fifty Soldiers and Airmen from the Hawkeye State who are in Kosovo for a two week training exercise. The group is working with their counterparts in Kosovo as part of the U. S. Military, European Command’s State Partner Program.

A world away in terms of geography, language and culture the partner program has Iowa Air Guard Doctors and medics, along with Army Guard combat engineers working with their counterparts in the Kosovo Security Force.” (DVIDS)