January 26, 1968

  1968: The US calls ANG and AFRES units to active duty based on the Pueblo Incident and increased enemy activity in Vietnam.

January 25, 1964

1964: Echo II, a balloon-type passive communications satellite, launches as the first cooperative space experiment between the U. S. and the Soviet Union.

January 22, 1991

1991: DESERT STORM: F-111F Aardvarks initiate “smart bomb” attacks against hardened aircraft shelters at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The attacks are so successful that […]

Januuary 21, 1991

1991: Operation DESERT STORM/AIR FORCE CROSS. Capt Paul T. Johnson in his A-10 Thunderbolt II finds a downed Navy fighter pilot, who had ejected in […]

January 20, 2001

2001: Texas Governor and former Texas Air National Guardsman George W. Bush is inaugurated as Presi­dent of the US. He is the first former Air […]

January 19, 1976

1976: The 180th Tactical Fighter Group (Ohio) becomes the first Air National Guard unit to participate in a Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB, NV.

January 18, 1981

1981: IRANIAN HOSTAGE RELEASE. Iran releases 52 American hostages held in the American Embassy in Tehran after 444 days.

January 8, 1973

1973: LAST AERIAL VICTORY. In their F-4D Phantom 65-0796, Capt Paul D. Howman and 1Lt Lawrence W. Kullman shoot down a MiG southwest of Hanoi […]

January 7, 2005

  2005:   Colonel Joseph Lanni, the 412th Test Wing Commander at Edwards AFB, delivers an F/A-22 Raptor to Langley AFB, VA. That Raptor, the fifth […]