When Matt had an opportunity to work for Covenant Hospital in Waterloo, they moved back to Iowa in 1990. Except for a year and a half in the Des Moines area, the Salmons have lived in northeast Iowa for 26 years. Matt transferred into the Iowa Army National Guard and served as the Facility Commander for AASF #2 located in Waterloo. He retired in May 2011 with 34 years of military service. Among his service was a 7-month tour of duty in Iraq in 2008.
The Salmons live on an acreage between Janesville and Denver. She partners with her sister and their tenant to manage the family farm. Rep. Salmon also served as a legislative clerk in the Iowa State Senate during the 2011 session before being elected as Iowa House District #63 representative in 2012.
My husband Matt retired from the Iowa Army National Guard with 34 years of military service. Included in his tour of duty were an assignment to Lebanon in the wake of the terrorist bombing of the Marine barracks in 1983 and a deployment to Iraq in 2008 with a National Guard Aviation Team whose mission was to train Iraqi Air Force helicopter pilots.