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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. Meanwhile, acting under General Eberhart’s authority, First Air Force built and published air tasking orders and established communications with otherresponsiblemilitaryorganizations and civilian governmental agencies. In addition,itmaintainedpositivecommand and control of an expanded air defense system that now included the interior of the continental United States.
Did not alter the level of air activity over the two no-fly zones. Coalition forces returned fire more than 200 times between early 1999 and May 2001. 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.
Commands had been established to conduct military 34 operations in every other section of the world, but no counterpart American organization held responsibility for the coordinated land, sea, and air defense of the continental United States. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) provided an integratedsystemfordefendingCanada and the United States against attacks by aircraft and cruise missiles while maintaining the air sovereignty of those nations, but it had no responsibilities for land and naval operations.
Air National Guard at 60: A History by Ph.D. Susan Rosenfeld, Charles J. Gross