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By Ph.D. Susan Rosenfeld, Charles J. Gross

ISBN-10: 016079501X

ISBN-13: 9780160795015

The Air nationwide Guard’s function in the Air strength has matured and altered significantly due to the fact its institution as a separate reserve part September 18, 1947. Air nationwide defend participants have served around the globe and their army adventure and civilian talents have confirmed valuable as our kingdom prosecuted conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. additionally they served in the course of a number of significant contingencies together with the Cuban Missile problem and the Berlin problem if 1961 and 1962. furthermore, Air safeguard participants made significant contributions in a bunch of different operations in Panama, the Balkans, Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti, and the Iraq no-fly zones instituted after Operation wasteland Strom.
In the U.S., the storm Katrina aid efforts introduced into sharp concentration the Air Guard’s well-established position as America’s fatherland Air strength. The Air nationwide protect flew over 3,000 sorties, moved over 30,000 passengers, and hauled over 11,000 a whole lot desperately wanted offers into Gulf Coast airfields, a few of which protect team of workers opened and operated. Air nationwide safeguard contributors rescued 1,443 people—heroically saving humans stranded through the flood. At 8 websites alongside the Gulf Coast, Air nationwide defend scientific devices handled greater than 15,000 sufferers, combining professional treatment with compassion.

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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.

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