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McEntire Joint National Guard Station
McEntire Joint National Guard Base
McEntire Joint National Guard Base
or McEntire JNGB (IATA: MMT, ICAO: KMMT, FAA LID: MMT) is a military airport located in Richland County, South Carolina, United States, 10 miles (16 km) west of the town of Eastover and approximately 15 miles southeast of the city of Columbia. It is owned by the U.S. Air Force affiliated with the South Carolina Air National Guard
Air National Guard
(SCANG). The base is named for the late Brigadier General Barnie B. McEntire, Jr., the first commander of the SCANG and its first general officer. McEntire died on 25 May 1961 when he rode his malfunctioning F-104 Starfighter into the Susquehanna River
Susquehanna River
to avoid crashing in the populated area of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The South Carolina Air National Guard
South Carolina Air National Guard
was formed in December 1946. Today 1,250 members train at McEntire JNGS
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South Carolina Air National Guard
The South Carolina Air National Guard (SC ANG) is the air force component of the State of South Carolina, United States of America. It is, along with the South Carolina Army National Guard, an element of the South Carolina National Guard. As state military units, the units in the South Carolina Air National Guard are not in the normal United States Air Force chain of command. They are under the jurisdiction of the Governor of South Carolina though the office of the South Carolina Adjutant General unless they are federalized by order of the President of the United States. The South Carolina Air National Guard is headquartered in Columbia under the command of the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Brigadier General Russell A. Rushe,[1] and ultimately reporting to the Army general officer serving as The Adjutant General of South Carolina, Major General Robert E
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Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
(often abbreviated as MCRD PI) is an 8,095-acre (32.76 km2) military installation located within Port Royal, South Carolina, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Beaufort, the community that is typically associated with the installation. MCRD Parris Island is used for the training of enlisted Marines. Male recruits living east of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
and female recruits from all over the United States
United States
report here to receive their initial training
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III Air Support Command
The I II Air Support Command was a United States
United States
Army Air Force formation. Its last assignment was with Third Air Force
Third Air Force
stationed at Drew Field, Florida. It was inactivated on 16 March 1942. Trained air force organizations for support operations and assisted in training ground forces
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404th Fighter Group
The 137th Air Refueling Group is an associate unit of the Oklahoma Air National Guard stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. If activated for federal service, the group is gained by Air Mobility Command. As of July 2015, the group is in the process of returning to Will Rogers Air National Guard Base and converting from the air refueling to the special operations mission. The group was first activated during World War II as the 404th Fighter Group flying Republic P-47 Thunderbolts. The group served in the European Theater of Operations from May 1944 until the end of the war. It provided close air support to ground troops following Operation Overlord, the Normandy landings. It earned a Distinguished Unit Citation, French Croix de Guerre with Palm and Belgian Fourragere before inactivating in the fall of 1945. The group was redesignated the 137th Fighter Group and allotted to the National Guard in 1946, with squadrons in Oklahoma and Kansas
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406th Air Expeditionary Wing
The 406th Air Expeditionary Wing (406 AEW) is a provisional unit assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe. The wing was reactivated in early 2003 as a provisional wing to be used as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), based in Turkey. When Turkey refused to allow its territory to be used as part of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq,[1] It seems likely the 406 AEW was inactivated shortly afterward. Sometime afterward, it was possibly reactivated at RAFO Thumrait, Oman, possibly with KC-135 tankers.[2] Possibly later moved to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan
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Ninth Air Force
The Ninth Air Force
Ninth Air Force
(9 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command
Air Combat Command
(ACC). It has been headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, since activation on 5 August 2009. From 1990, units were deployed to the Middle East against Iraq, and from 2001 against threats emanating from Afghanistan. This prior Ninth Air Force
Ninth Air Force
is now known as United States
United States
Air Forces Central (USAFCENT). Until August 2009, the Ninth Air Force
Ninth Air Force
shared its commander with USAFCENT.[4] In a complicated transfer of lineage, the Second World War-and-after heritage of the Ninth Air Force
Ninth Air Force
was bestowed solely on United States
United States
Air Forces Central, and a new Ninth Air Force, was activated on the U.S
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England
England
England
is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[6][7][8] It shares land borders with Scotland
Scotland
to the north and Wales
Wales
to the west. The Irish Sea
Irish Sea
lies northwest of England
England
and the Celtic Sea
Celtic Sea
lies to the southwest. England
England
is separated from continental Europe
Europe
by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel
English Channel
to the south
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F4U Corsair
The Vought
Vought
F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II
World War II
and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured,[2] in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942–53).[3][4][5] The Corsair was designed as a carrier-based aircraft, but it came to and retained prominence in its area of greatest deployment: land based use by the U.S. Marines.[6] Due to logistics issues and initial problems with carrier landings, the role of the dominant U.S
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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
Coordinates: 34°54′03″N 076°52′51″W / 34.90083°N 76.88083°W / 34.90083; -76.88083MCAS Cherry Point Cunningham FieldMCAS Cherry Point insigniaIATA: none ICAO: KNKT FAA LID: NKTSummaryAirport type MilitaryOperator United States
United States
Marine CorpsLocation Havelock, North CarolinaBuilt 1942In use May 20, 1942 - presentCommander Col. Todd W
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Marine Corps Air Field Walnut Ridge
Marine Corps Air Facility Walnut Ridge is a former United States Army and United States Marine Corps airfield located in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. After it was closed, it was redeveloped into Walnut Ridge Regional Airport.Contents1 History1.1 Walnut Ridge Army Airfield 1.2 Marine Corps Air Facility2 RFC Walnut Ridge 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Walnut Ridge Army Airfield[edit] The origins of the facility date to the 1942 when Walnut Ridge was selected by the United States Army Air Corps for the establishment of a basic flying school as part of the 70,000 Pilot Training Program. It was one of many air fields created in the country’s interior during the war.[1] Constructed though the late spring and summer, the facility was opened on 15 August 1942 as Walnut Ridge Army Airfield (AAF).[2] The airfield at Walnut Ridge consisted of a main 6,000 ft aligned 05/23
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (IATA: CAE, ICAO: KCAE, FAA LID: CAE) is the main commercial airport for Columbia and the Midlands region of South Carolina. The airport is five miles (8 km) southwest of Columbia, in Lexington County.[1] The airport is a regional cargo hub for UPS Airlines.Contents1 History1.1 World War II era 1.2 Postwar use2 Facilities 3 Airlines and destinations3.1 Passenger 3.2 Cargo4 Statistics4.1 Top destinations5 Southeastern Regional Cargo Hub 6 Accidents and incidents 7 Features 8 In popular culture 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] World War II era[edit] The airport was built in the 1940 as Lexington County Airport
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List Of Inactive United States Marine Corps Aircraft Squadrons
While other nations have Marines who are aviators, only the United States Marine Corps has its own dedicated aviation arm.[1] Most squadrons have changed names and designations many times over the years so they are listed by their final designation.Contents1 Squadron designations 2 Inactive squadrons2.1 Pre–World War II squadrons 2.2 Marine Reserve Scouting Squadrons 2.3 Marine Barrage Balloon Squadrons 2.4 Marine Balloon Observation Squadron 2.5 Marine Scout Bombing Squadrons 2.6 Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadrons 2.7 Marine Fighting Squadrons 2.8 Marine Night Fighter Squadrons 2.9 Marine Bombing Squadrons 2.10 Marine Operational Training Squadrons 2.11 Marine Photographic Squadrons 2.12 Marine Glider Squadron 2.13 Marine Transport Squadrons 2.14 Marine Scouting Squadrons 2.15 Marine Target Towing Detachments 2.16 Marine Observation Squadrons 2.17 Marine Attack Squadrons3 Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadrons3.1 Marine Reconnaissance Squadron
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