Colonel Mark Muckey receives the unit guide-on from Brig. Gen. Shawn Ford officially giving him command of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing during a change of command ceremony at the Sioux City, Iowa Air National Guard base on March 2, 2019.U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot Sioux City’s 185th Air National Guard Refueling Wing has a new commander.Colonel Mark Muckey officially took command of the 185th in a weekend ceremony at the base.Muckey is a Sioux City native who first joined the 185th Fighter Wing in 1984:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/COMMAND1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………HUMBLING OPPORTUNITY. :20Colonel Muckey is also a KC-135 pilot and doesn’t expect to make many immediate changes at the 185th:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/COMMAND2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………FOR THEIR SERVICE. :13Muckey takes over for Colonel Larry Christensen, who had been Wing Commander since 2014.Christensen paid tribute to the guard members and the Siouxland community:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/COMMAND3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. :22Colonel Christensen will transition duties to Colonel Muckey over the next several weeks and then work as Chief of Staff of the Iowa Air National Guard, Headquartered at Camp Dodge near Des Moines.