The Air National Guard and The American Military Tradition: Militiaman, Volunteer, and Professional
Gross, Charles Joseph
Price: 125.00 USD
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1995. xvii, 234 p. Illustrations. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. This was prepared by the Department of Defense, National Guard Bureau, Historical Services Division. Recounts the Air National Guard's service and heritage as part of the nation's military forces. Traces the militia tradition and connects this story with the rising influence of air power. Outlines the Air National Guard's three primary missions: to reinforce active duty forces in wartime; to assist State governments responding to natural disasters and public emergencies; and to provide various communityservice functions. This study traces the transformation of National Guard aviation from a grass roots experiment that first emerged prior to WW1 to a true force in reserve of the USAF after the Vietnam conflict. Presumed first edition/first printing. Very good in good dust jacket. Signed by author. DJ has some wear and soiling, edge tears and chips.