Guardians (Part 1)
The USAF and Air National Guard
as the terrorists executed their horrible acts
against the United States, the Air Force and
Air National Guard were airborne desperately
trying to intercept them and foil their plans.
The United States Air Force and the Air National
Guard are critical elements to the ongoing protection
of this great country and also, a key part of
the war to eradicate the terrorist threat going
forward. Many assets will be used within the
American arsenal, the men, woman and equipment
of these superb fighting forces will be put
to the test in the months ahead.
me, a lifetime New Yorker living on Long Island,
the sight of USAF aircraft flying combat air
patrols over our own skies was both unsettling,
but reassuring. I have detailed below some of
the aircraft that the active duty and Guard
operate and those sure to continue playing a
vital role in defending freedom.
Spirit Long range stealth bomber capable
of hitting up to 16 individual targets without
detection while risking only 2 crewman. Operated
by Air Combat Command only within the 509th
& F-16 Flown by both the active duty
and Air National Guard, these two assets are
key elements in ongoing offensive, and unfortunately,
American Warrior The best, most fearsome
part of the American military are the warriors
that operate the weapons. None are better, none
more highly trained and motivated.