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By the summer of 2001, Saddam Hussein had instituted a standing bounty on American and British pilots whose planes were destroyed. foreignpolicy interests in that part of the world. They The Air Directorate in the National GuardBureau(NGB),convincedthattheir reservecomponent’scontinuedviability depended upon its active participation in the AEF, played a significant role in developing the ground rules for the use of air reserve components. Thewellestablishedpractice of relying on short, voluntary tours of traditional Guardsmen and Reservists overseas inspired the key ideas under the leadership of the Director of the Air National Guard, Major General Paul A.
Photographer: SSgt Richard Hodges. ) ANG “rainbow” deployments to the Persian Gulf region that lasted about three months each. The experience of the Texas 147th Fighter Wing illustrated those rotations. It split a 90-day Air Guard commitment with two other ANG F-16 units, New Jersey’s 177th Fighter Wing and Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing. The Texas unit sent about 150 personnel and two F-16Cs to Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia. S. Air Force barracks at a more urban Saudi Arabian base on June 15, 1996, that killed 19 airmen and wounded 547 others.
Air National Guard at 60: A History by Ph.D. Susan Rosenfeld, Charles J. Gross