Iowa National Guard To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Spencer

Thu 5-31-2018

            (Spencer)-- The Iowa Army National Guard will be holding a town hall meeting in Spencer June 14th to talk about some changes. Lieutenant Colonel Mike Wunn of the Iowa National Guard tells KUOO news the meeting is intended to inform the public and employers of guard and reserve members of some increased training requirements...Wunn 

            "It's an opportunity for the Iowa National Guard and particularly Major General Tim Orr, the Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, to come up and see some folks and spend some time with folks in Spencer to kind of bring them up to date on some recent changes in some of the operational tempo of the Iowa National Guard, particularly as it relates to training requirements for some of our units. Over the last, really 15 to 17 years as the Iowa National Guard has deployed units overseas, our what we call op tempo has increased for the units as they get ready for potential mobilization and training requirements and that sort of thing, so that kind of the old expectation of drill one weekend a month and two weeks a year sometimes changes for those units as they go through different training cycles, and so sometimes that creates additional requirements for these individuals to be away from home and away from work as they're going through those training rotations."

Wunn says the session is especially intended for senior leaders, HR Directors and direct line supervisors of businesses and industries that employ guard and reserve members.

The June 14th meeting will be held at 11:30 am at the Spencer Area Activity Center. Lunch will be provided.