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Air National Guard

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The Air National Guard (ANG) is part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force (USAF). Like the Army National Guard, the ANG is administered by the National Guard Bureau and an ANG unit may be activated by both the President of the United States and the governor of the state in which it resides. The national guard is located in every state in the union. Shield of the United States Air National Guard, Public Domain Image from af. ... ACC bases and deploments The Air Combat Command (ACC) is a major command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force whose mission is to provide air combat forces (mostly aircraft), to other commands, including both commands within the Air Force as well as the United States Unified Combatant Commands that... Air Education and Training Command (AETC), with headquarters at Randolph AFB near San Antonio, Texas, was established July 1, 1993, with the realignment of Air Training Command and Air University. ... Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) was created July 1, 1992 through the reorganization of Air Force Logistics Command and Air Force Systems Command. ... This article or section should include material from U.S. Air Force Reserve Shield of the Air Force Reserve Command. ... Air Force Space Command emblem Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is a major command of the United States Air Force with headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, USA. It was created on September 1, 1982. ... Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is the major command charged with overseeing the United States Air Forces Special Operations Forces (SOF). ... Air Mobility Command (AMC) is a major command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, and the air force component of United States Transportation Command. ... Emblem of the U.S. Air Forces Pacific The United States Pacific Air Forces (USPACAF or PACAF) is one of nine major U.S. Air Force commands and one of two located outside the continental United States, the other being U.S. Air Forces Europe. ... Emblem of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. ... This list of military aircraft of the United States includes prototype, pre-production and operational types. ... This is a list of Numbered Air Forces (NAF) of the United States Air Force Historically, a NAF is a level of command below a MAJCOM (Major Command), and above one or more Wings or independent Groups. ... This is a list of Wings in the United States Air Force. ... This is a list of Groups in the United States Air Force that are active but dont belong to wing that has host duties for the base it is stationed at. ... This is a list of United States Air Force aircraft squadrons. ... This is a list of U.S. Air Force bases and airfields, both current and past. ... Seal of the National Guard Bureau Seal of the Army National Guard Seal of the Air National Guard Seal of the National Guard Missile Defense The United States National Guard is a component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air... The Reserve Components of the Armed Forces of the United States are military organizations with members who generally perform a minimum of 39 days of military duty per year and who augment the active duty (or full time) military when necessary. ... Aircraft of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and coalition counterparts stationed together at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in southwest Asia, fly over the desert. ... Seal of the Army National Guard The Army National Guard is a component of the United States Army. ... The National Guard Bureau is located in Washington DC and is a joint command operated by the United States Department of the Army and The United States Department of the Air Force to conduct all the administrative matters pertaining to the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Are you kidding?, this is solid truth here, nothing escapes the eyes of Gov!!!, not even. ...


Although the ANG was not established as a separate component of the USAF until 1947, throughout the twentieth century National Guard aviators have played significant roles in all wars involving the United States and in most of its major contingencies. ANG units served on active duty during the Korean War, and ANG F-100 squadrons from Colorado, New York, Iowa, and New Mexico served at Phan Rang AB, Vietnam, for eleven months of 1968-69, flying over 24,000 combat sorties. In recent operations, entire units and individuals have also been activated. 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Seal of the National Guard Bureau Seal of the Army National Guard Seal of the Air National Guard Seal of the National Guard Missile Defense The United States National Guard is a component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air... An aviator is a person who flies aircraft for pleasure or as a profession. ... Combatants United Nations: Republic of Korea United States United Kingdom Canada Australia The Netherlands France Philippines Turkey Ethiopia Communist states: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea People’s Republic of China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung Il Kwon Douglas MacArthur Mark W. Clark Matthew Ridgway Kim Il-sung Choi... F-100A Super Sabre The North American F-100 Super Sabre was a jet fighter aircraft that served with the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and with the ANG until 1979. ... Aerial Photo of Phan Rang Air Base - South Vietnam - June 1968 Phan Rang Air Base is a former South Vietnamese Air Force and United States Air Force base used during the Vietnam War. ... Sortie is a term for deployment of one military aircraft or a ship for the purposes of a specific mission, whether alone, or with other aircraft or vessels. ...


The ANG is often described as a "reserve" force of "part-time airmen", although the demands of maintaining modern aircraft mean many ANG members work full-time. Many ANG aviators work for commercial airlines, but in the ANG they may train to fly any of the aircraft in the USAF inventory, with the exception of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, the B-1B Lancer bomber, the MH-53 Pave Low helicopter, the AC-130 Gunship, the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, and the F-22 Raptor fighter. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In general context, airman can refer to any enlisted personnel in the U.S. Air Force or Other Ranks in the Royal Air Force (in which airwoman is also seen). ... An Airbus A380, currently the worlds largest airliner An aircraft is any vehicle or craft capable of atmospheric flight. ... A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... The B-2 Spirit, made by Northrop Grumman, is an multi-role stealth aircraft able to drop conventional and nuclear weapons. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A bomber is a military aircraft designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs. ... The Boeing IDS (formerly Rockwell) B-1B Lancer is a long-range strategic bomber in service with the USAF. Together with the B-52 Stratofortress, it is the backbone of the United Statess long-range bomber force. ... A MH-53J Pave Low IIIE of the 551st Special Operations Squadron, 58th Special Operations Wing, flying a training mission. ... Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) R44, a four seat development of the R22 A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors, each having two or more rotor blades. ... AC-130 deploying flares The AC-130 Gunship is an armed variant of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. ... The Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk, nicknamed “The Black Jet”[2], is the worlds first operational aircraft completely designed around stealth technology. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The F-22 Raptor is a stealth fighter aircraft. ...


Since the 1991 Gulf War, ANG pilots have patrolled Iraq's no-fly zones. During the 9/11 terrorist attacks the first unit to provide air cover was the Happy Hooligans, a North Dakota ANG F-16 unit diverted from flight training over Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. Another ANG F-16 unit from Vermont later patrolled the skies over New York City. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants UN Coalition Republic of Iraq Commanders Norman Schwarzkopf Saddam Hussein Strength 660,000 360,000 Casualties 378 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 dead, 75,000 wounded The Gulf War ( 2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991 ) was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of approximately 30 nations... A No-Fly Zone is a territory over which aircraft generally or certain unauthorized aircraft are not permitted to fly. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multi-role jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics in the United States. ... Langley Air Force Base (IATA: LFI, ICAO: KLFI) is located at in Hampton, Virginia is home of Air Combat Command. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...

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Air National Guard F-16 Falcon fighters fly over Kunsan, South Korea. Note tailflashes from New Mexico, Colorado and Montana ANGs

According to news and Congressional sources, the first unit over New York after the attacks began was the 102nd Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. The F-15's were stationed at Otis Air National Guard Base, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. On May 22, 2002 a Joint Resolution was passed by the Congress of the United States recognizing the members of the 102 FW for their actions on September 11, 2001. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3000x1815, 1275 KB) A three-ship formation of Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons flies over Kunsan City, South Korea. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3000x1815, 1275 KB) A three-ship formation of Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons flies over Kunsan City, South Korea. ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a modern multi-role jet fighter aircraft built in the United States and used by dozens of countries all over the world. ... Gunsan is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... The 102nd Fighter Wing is a fighter plane unit of the United States Air Force. ...


The resolution in part states "Whereas on the morning of September 11, 2001, the 102d Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard became the Nation's first airborne responder to the terrorist attacks of that day when it scrambled two F-15 fighter aircraft just six minutes after being informed of the terrorist hijackings of commercial airliners;


Whereas within the first hour of the terrorist attacks, the 102d Fighter Wing launched six armed aircraft on combat air patrol over New York City and Boston;"


The United States Air National Guard has about 110,000 men and women in service.


Air National Guard by State

This is a list of state Air National Guard units.

Shield of the United States Air National Guard In the US military, the Air National Guard (ANG), as part of the National Guard, is the organized militia of a particular US state and is a reserve of the US Air Force (USAF), too. ... The Arizona Air National Guard is the branch of the United States Air National Guard operating within the state of Arizona. ... The California Air National Guard is the component of the United States Air National Guard operating within the state of California. ... The Colorado Air National Guard is based at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. ... The Connecticut Air National Guard is the component of the United States Air National Guard operating within the state of Connecticut. ... The Georgia Air National Guard is comprised of 3,000 Airmen and officers assigned to two flying wings and six geographically separated units (GSUs) throughout Georgia. ... The Illinois Air National Guard is a subordinate air force unit of the United States National Guard. ... The Kentucky Air National Guard is a subordinate air force unit of the United States National Guard. ... The Michigan Air National Guard is part of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. ... The Missouri Air National Guard is composed of the 131st Fighter Wing, 139th Airlift Wing, 157th Air Operations Group, and the Headquarters Missouri Air National Guard. ... The Nebraska Air National Guard is based at Lincoln Municipal Airport. ... A New Jersey Air National Guard F-16 from the 177th Fighter Wing The New Jersey Army and Air National Guard consists of over 9,000 Guardsmen from New Jersey. ... The Ohio Air National Guard is a part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force. ... The Oregon Air National Guard can not keep jets in the air without the coordinated teamwork of its various units. ... The Pennsylvania Air National Guard is the component of the United States Air National Guard operating within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... A WV Air National Guard C-130H of the 167th Airlift Wing The West Virginia Air National Guard is comprised of two Airlift units, the 130th Airlift Wing based in Charleston, WV, and the 167th Airlift Wing based in Martinsburg, WV. The 167th Airlift Wing was created on May 24...

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