Iowa National Guard Plans Drone Center

Use of F-16s to be nixed


Major General Timothy Orr, head of the Iowa National Guard, is scheduled to address a joint session of the General Assembly.

The annual speech, known as the "Condition of the Guard" address, will update lawmakers Thursday on the work of the Iowa Army National Guard.

Some changes are in store for the military presence in Iowa this year. The F-16 jets that have been flown out of the Des Moines Air National Guard Base will be removed and plans to set up a drone operation center are under way.

(Hat tip to Mark Johnson)