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War: What it took to shape up the USAF reserve force
« on: February 25, 2012, 09:04:33 PM »

The Air National Guard as we know it today -- a separate reserve component of the United States Air Force -- was a product of the politics of postwar planning and interservice rivalry during World War II.

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There was little trust and understanding between the active duty USAF and the ANG. Although it looked good on paper, one Air Force general referred to it as "flyable storage." Other observers called its units state-sponsored flying clubs.

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Blessed with innovative leaders like Maj Gen Winston P. "Wimpy" Wilson . . .

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Wilson recognized that the Air Guard faced a dim future unless it acquired definite wartime missions, integrated into Air Force missions on a daily basis, and met the same tough training standards as the active force.

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