This is a discussion on Retired ANG Chief within the New Users forums, part of the Lobby category; Been to the Wikipedia and learned all about it...about the Chief rank, that is...tell me about the Air National Guard...is it under the Air Force ...
Been to the Wikipedia and learned all about it...about the Chief rank, that is...tell me about the Air National Guard...is it under the Air Force or a totally different org. that has air capabilities? Fighter jets or transports or both?
The Air National Guard as we know it today is a separate reserve component of the United States Air Force. The men and women of the Air National Guard are truly the epitome of our nations first militia dating as far back as the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636. Today's guardsmen and women are your doctors, lawyers, police officers, cooks, teachers, and factory workers, white and blue-collar workers. They are your civilians in peace; Airman in war - we guard America's skies. The Air National Guard has a unique dual-mission that consists of both Federal and State roles. This dual mission means not only being part of the nation's entire military force during times of national crisis, but also being responsible to their respective states during times of state or community emergencies. In peacetime, the governor of each state or territory commands the Air National Guard. During National crises, the Air National Guard is activated by the president of the United States. Air National Guard members take pride in being active role models for their communities. During times of celebration or trouble, the Air National Guard provides resources and support needed to get the job done. As an institution, the Air National Guard is committed to the vision of being a mirror of the people and values of America. We share in the success of our nation, and we are ready, willing and able to defend America's freedom. We take great pride in being "Your Hometown Air Force" - the Air National Guard."
They fly everything from Helos, F-15, F-16, F-22, KC-135, C-5, EC-130, A-10 and even some UAVs.