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    McEntire Joint National Guard Base, SC, US  

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    USAF Col.(retired) Jack Van Loan

    USAF Col.(retired) Jack Van Loan

    10.04.2019 | Courtesy Photo
    U.S. Air Force, retired, Col. Jack Van Loan, fighter pilot and Vietnam War prisoner of war, was honored with a Missing Man flyover during his...

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    11.07.2019 | Video by Master Sgt. Carl Clegg
    Instead of simply saying "Happy Veterans Day," the military takes a different tack this year. Members of the five branches say the various things...

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    Swamp Fox Airmen fly ‘Missing Man’ formation...

    10.28.2019 | Story by Capt. Stephen Hudson
    Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Jack Van Loan passed away in Columbia, October 14 and received full military honors during the funeral for his nearly 30 years of service, including his 2,116 days spent in the North Vietnamese prison, nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton. The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing provided the formation flyover during the funeral with a four-ship of F-16 fighter jets.

    1st Combat Comm supports Arctic Challenge Exercise...

    05.24.2019 | Story by Lt. Col. Jim St. Clair
    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 1st Combat Communications Squadron, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing have hit the ground running supporting Arctic Challenge Exercise 19 in Sweden. A special 11-person team whose motto is “first in – last out” arrived over a week ago from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to set up all of the communications infrastructure at Kallax Air Base in Luleå for the U.S. forces participating in ACE 19 over the next two weeks.

    Ferrario briefs international media on Arctic...

    05.23.2019 | Story by Lt. Col. Jim St. Clair
    157th Fighter Squadron Commander, Lt. Col. Michael Ferrario briefed a crowd of 30 journalists from Sweden, the U.K. and other countries today at Kallax Air Base, Sweden. The discussion was about Arctic Challenge Exercise 19, a Nordic aviation exercise that provides scenario-based training to prepare participating forces for enemy defensive systems.

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