Now obsolete, the Iowa National Guard Active Duty Training Ribbon honored Iowa National Guard members who satisfactorily complete Active Duty Training, not counting annual field training, Iowa Military Academy, or OCS.
The Iowa National Guard is composed of the Iowa Army National Guard and the Iowa Air National Guard. The Army component is based in Johnston and traces its roots back to militia activity in 1838. Also headquartered in Johnston, the Air component was founded on September 18, 1847, when the United States Air Force was established as a distinct branch of the military.
The ribbon features a thick vertical white stripe in the center flanked on either side by a vertical red stripe and yellow edging.