I'm very concerned that, just because of the age of our fleet, some people might discard our Air Guard
as out-of-date and incapable of being recapitalized.
Every Christmas Eve, we begin receiving reports from the Western Air Defense Sector at McChord Air Force Base (in Washington) concerning erratic blips on their radar screen," Oregon Air Guard
spokesman Mike Allegre said.
In Guam, for example, a force of 767 Army and 306 Air Guard
personnel could be considered insignificant, yet the Guam Territorial Command speaks for itself.
Craig McKinley said it was true that neither he nor Air Guard
Army and Air Guard
members learn new skills through their involvement in the counterdrug program, skills that enhance their military knowledge and abilities," he said.
She worked as an air guard
warden during World War II.
and Reserve personnel served in the Army Air Service during World War I, but it was World War II that provided their first major test.
found sufficient quantities of P-47/F--47s to equip not fewer than 28 Air Guard
squadrons, between 1946 and 1954, although this was a much smaller number than the 75 squadrons that were equipped with P--51/F--51 variants.
It is my great privilege to be here today with the dedicated professionals of America's militia and so many of the frontline Air Guard
leaders from around the nation.
He also stressed that a lot of his 20,000 Army and Air Guard
personnel ``are young people who don't have a lot of credit history or financial experience'' and urged training programs before cards are issued.
The program will utilize the vehicle and trailer to travel to North Carolina National Guard armories or training sites to provide fun and educational outlets for the children of its Army and Air Guard
members, helping to address fears and concerns many children have about their parent's service.
After the storm, the PRANG's 156th Communications Flight, had immediately established a JISCC Joint Incident Site Communications Capability team giving Air Guard
commanders local communications and get their own air operation back online.
Current obstacles for the [Air National Guard] are training its personnel," said an Air Guard
1 the Alabama National Guard deployed 1,400 Army and Air Guard
personnel to Mississippi to provide security and help local officials re-establish communication networks.
First, while Army and Air Guard
units are Reserve components of the Army and Air Force, they are first and foremost the militia of the states that own them.