Ph.D. Susan Rosenfeld, Charles J. Gross's Air National Guard at 60: A History PDF

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 tremendously when you consider that its institution as a separate reserve part September 18, 1947. Air nationwide shield individuals have served around the globe and their army adventure and civilian abilities have confirmed worthwhile as our state 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 hindrance if 1961 and 1962. moreover, Air defend participants made significant contributions in a number of different operations in Panama, the Balkans, Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti, and the Iraq no-fly zones instituted after Operation wilderness Strom.
 
In the USA, the typhoon Katrina aid efforts introduced into sharp concentration the Air Guard’s well-established position as America’s homeland Air strength. The Air nationwide protect flew over 3,000 sorties, moved over 30,000 passengers, and hauled over 11,000 a whole bunch desperately wanted offers into Gulf Coast airfields, a few of which shield group of workers opened and operated. Air nationwide safeguard individuals rescued 1,443 people—heroically saving humans stranded via the flood. At 8 websites alongside the Gulf Coast, Air nationwide defend scientific devices taken care of greater than 15,000 sufferers, combining professional treatment with compassion.
 

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However, the redrafted Quadrennial Defense Review released by the Pentagon on October 1, 2001, designated homeland defense as the nation’s new top military mission. Consequently, in January 2002, NORAD increasedthenumberofairdefensealert sites. The Air Guard ran continuous round-the-clock combat air patrols over New York City and Washington, DC, until spring 2002. In addition, when key events occurred such as the Winter OlympicsinUtah,spaceshuttlelaunches, baseball’s World Series and football’s Super Bowl, similar air patrols helped provide security.

Giant C-5A Galaxies from the 105th Airlift Group, New York ANG, flew sorties in support of those operations. The United States declared the area a no-fly, no-drive zone after Iraq assembled troops on its border with Kuwait. S. Air Force F-16C Block 42 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 138th Fighter Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, takes off for a mission at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, during Combined Task Force/Operation Northern Watch, November 17, 2002. (Photographer: SSgt Jason W. Gamble, USAF.

Next the president flew to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Once General Arnold confirmed that the last of the 21 suspicious airline flights was safely on the ground, President Bush returned to Washington. Air National Guard aircraft from Louisiana’s 122nd During the first 24 hours of the crisis, 34 Air Guard fighter units flew 179 missions. S. population centers, and General Ralph E. Eberhart, NORAD’s commander in chief, quickly approved those suggestions. S. on September 11th, First Air Force also had to field irate Fighter Squadron, Iowa’s 174th Fighter Squadron, and the District of Columbia’s 121st Fighter Squadron joined the Texans at various times protecting Air Force One until its return to Andrews Air Force Base.

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