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Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - New 69th Regiment Infantry New York National Guard makes first appearance

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - Colorado - Patriotic demonstration at Boulder, Colorado. National Guard volunteers parade

Ceremonies - Demobilization - General view of parade of the 165th Infantry, Old 69th New York National Guard, looking down 5th Ave. from 13th Street, N.Y.C

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Farewell parade of New York's National Guardsmen. Col1l Reginald Foster of the 12th Regiment Infantry, New York National Guard leading his men in the great farewell parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City, August 30, 1917

Ceremonies and Parades - 7th Regiment Inf. N.Y.N.G. Parade on its way to entrain. The 7th Regiment (now 107th Infantry) passing the reviewing stand at the Union League Club, 5th Ave. and 39th St. New York City. The regiment paraded before entraining for the camp of the 27th Div., the New York National Guard

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - The "Fighting 69th" leaves for the front. Photo shows the Sixty-Ninth Regiment Infantry New York National Guard. (now the 165th Infantry) marching down Fifth Avenue, New York City., before they left for France

Ceremonies - New York City - Sixty Ninth Regiment Infantry, New York National Guard, (now the 165th Infantry) leaving the armory at Lexington Avenue and 26th street, New York City

Ceremonies and Parades - 10,000 National Guard engage in sham battle in Van Courtlandt Park

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Here we have outward and visible sign of joy that possessed all New York on March 25, 1919, when its own National Guard, 27th Division, was welcomed home from triumphs in France

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Wounded veterans of fighting in France were given vantage points along Fifth Avenue when the victorious 27th Division New York National Guard Unit, passed in review before the City's million on March 25th

Ceremonies and Parades - Company E, 5th Wisconsin National Guard, leaving August 3, 1917. Now Co. B, 150th Machine Gun Battalion 42d Division. Fond du Lac, Wis

Ceremonies - New York City - Seventy-First Regiment Infantry, New York National Guard, leaving the armory at Park avenue and 34th Street, New York City. 1917

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Old New York Guard Regiments hold review. General review of the grand review held at Ebbets Field Brooklyn, May 27, 1917, on the Seventeenth Anniversary of the 12th, 13th, and 14th Regiments of the New York National Guard

Ceremonies - Miscellaneous Reviews and Camp Scenes - 12th Regiment returns from Mexican border. 12th Regiment, New York National Guard leaving the ferry at West 23rd St. upon its return from the Mexican border

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - Colorado - Patriotic demonstration at Boulder, Colorado. National Guard volunteers parade

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - 71st Regiment Infantry, New York National Guard, leaving Armory, New York, 1917

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - 1st Regiment Cavalry, New York National Guard coming through Washington Arch, New York City, in the send-off parade, August 30, 1917

Ceremonies - Fort Russel, Fort Sill, and Camp Wadsworth - The last parade of the 7th New York National Guard. Regiment at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina before reorganization

Ceremonies and Parades - Hawaiian National Guard of 4,000 seen parading on King Street, Honolulu. All the staff officers are Hawaiian. In the first regiment there were three companies of Philipinos, three of Hawaiians, one of Chinese and the other mixed companies. The machine gun company was composed of young white men, mostly bank clerks

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - 69th Infantry, New York National Guard marching down 5th Avenue New York City, New York

Boy's Activities - Parades - Patriotic demonstration at Boulder, Colorado. Boy Scouts leading National Guard in parade

Drills - Civilian Bodies - Home Guards - Members of the New York National Guard on a practice march

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Knights of Columbus girls distributing flowers to members of the old 69th New York National Guard, now 165th Infantry

Ceremonies - New York City - 69th Infantry, N.Y. National Guard approaching St. Patrick's Cathedralto attend Mass

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Fighting sixty-ninth escorts Japanese mission

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - National Guardsmen parade in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York. Photo shows 47th Regiment Infantry, New York National Guard (53rd Pi1er Infantry, PDCA. Troops.) on parade in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York. 1917

Ceremonies - Washington - Tank of N.Y. National Guard in Preparedness Parade, Washington, D.C

Ceremonies - New York City - Sixty-Ninth Infantry, New York, National Guard, marching down Fifth Avenue, N.Y. City, New York

Ceremonies and Parades - Rhode Island National Guard answers wall call, 1917. Rhode Island National Guard parading in Providence, R.I. before leaving for camp

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Col1l Donovan Leads his men, the 165th Infantry, Old 69th National Guard, in parade, New York City

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Send off parade of the 2nd Regiment Infantry New York National Guard swinging down 5th Avenue, North of 59th Street

Ceremonies - Camp Lewis thru Camp Wheeler - Regiment of Rainbow Division from Camp Mills, Long Island. Drilling at Mineola Fair. Exhibition drill by 165th Regiment Infantry Formerly 69th Regiment Infantry New York National Guard

Colleges and Universities - Union College - Union College Battalion, Schenectady, New York

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - New 69th Regiment Infantry New York National Guard makes first appearance

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - New colors just presented to 69th Infantry, New York National Guard

War Comes to America

War Comes to America
War Comes to America

U.S. Air Force F-51D Mustang aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", 178th Fighter Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, at Hector Field, N.D., on June 1950. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-51D Mustang aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", 178th Fighter Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, in flight near Hector Field, N.D., sometime in early 1950. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo in front of a F-51D Mustang aircraft, in the early 1950s. Known identities from right to left in the ground row are Thornton Becklund; Duane"Pappy"Larson; and Robert Olwin, far left unknown. Thomas Marking is on the wing on the right. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo in front of a F-51D Mustang aircraft, sometime in 1953. Pictured left-to-right, Thornton E. Becklund; Robert Olwin; Thomas Marking; and Duane"Pappy"Larson. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force maintenance personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, operate an aircraft two tractor near F-51D Mustang aircraft at Camp Williams, Wisconsin in 1953. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo in front of a F-51D Mustang aircraft at Camp Williams, Wisconsin in 1953. Pictured left-to-right, Robert Olwin; Duane"Pappy"Larson; and Thornton E. Becklund. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force munitions handler assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, loads .50 caliber ammunition into a F-51D Mustang aircraft, at Camp Williams, Wisconsin, in June 1953. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force North Dakota Air National Guard pilot Duane"Pappy"Larson (foreground left), signs his logbook with members of his ground crew, on the wing of a F-51D Mustang aircraft, at Camp Williams, Wisconsin, in June 1953. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo in front of a F-51D Mustang aircraft, at Camp Williams, Wisconsin in June 1953. L-R: Foster; Erickson; Becklund; and Knutson (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

National Guard Vehicle and Abandoned Cars in Webster Square during the Flood of 1955

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, Robert Groom and Neil Modin, photographed with their F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft from 1954-to-1960. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Brig. GEN. Thornton E."BECK"Becklund, 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, climbs into the cockpit of a F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft from 1954-to-1960. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photograph standing in front of a F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft from 1954-to-1960. Pictured standing left-to-right are: Marshall Johnson; Thor Hertsgaard; and Duane"Pappy"Larson. Kneeling left is Alexander P. Macdonald. The person kneeling on the right is unknown. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

President John F. Kennedy, Seated at a Table with Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, Democratic National Committee Chairman John Bailey, and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Looks at his Birthday Cake at the President's Birthday Party at the National Guard Armory in Washington

President John F. Kennedy Talks with a Chef at his Birthday Party at the National Guard Armory in Washington

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photograph standing in front of a F-89D/J Scorpion aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-89D/J Scorpion aircraft from 1960-to-1966. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Duane"Pappy"Larson, assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pilots a F-89D/J Scorpion aircraft during a flight over Fargo, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Alexander P. Macdonald (Eventual North Dakota Adjutant General), assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard, sits the cockpit of an F-89 Scorpion aircraft at Hector International Field, North Dakota. To LT. COL. Macdonald's left on the wing are eventual unit Commander, LT. COL. Marsh Johnson and LT. COL. Duane"Pappy"Larson. The identity of the person on the ladder is unknown. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, standing in front of a F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-94 A/C Starfire aircraft from 1954-to-1960. Pictured left-to-right are: Duane"Pappy"Larson; Thor Hertsgaard; Marshall Johnson; and Alexander P. Macdonald. The person on the far left is unknown. The ranks of the people at the time are unknown (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", 178th Fighter Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, sits parked in front of an aircraft hangar at Hector International Field, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", 178th Fighter Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, deploys its drag chute after landing on the runway at Hector International Field, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force MAJ. GEN. Alexander P. MacDonald, sits in the front seat of a North Dakota Air National Guard F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft on the flight line at Hector International Field, North Dakota. The identity of the person in the back seat is unknown. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo with North Dakota Governor William Guy after a particularly harrowing flight in which an in-flight mechanical problem nearly resulted in catastrophe as pilots and crew prevented the C-47 Dakota/Skytrain aircraft from having to make a crash landing in 1968. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Fuel SPECIALIST assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, refuel a F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft on the flight line at Hector International Field, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

National Guard Units on Bridge North of Balbo

U.S. Air Force SENIOR MASTER SGT. Duane M. Hinsberger, assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, works on a jet engine, during the"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR MASTER SGT. Duane M. Hinsberger, assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing 'Happy Hooligans', North Dakota Air National Guard, works on a jet engine, during the ' William Tell' Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Weapons Handlers assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, prepare to upload a training weapon onto a F-101B Voodoo aircraft, under the watchful eye of a competition judge, during the"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Weapons Handlers TECH. SGT. William Gilge and TECH. SGT. Kenneth Smallerz, both assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, upload training weapons onto a F-101B Voodoo aircraft, under the watchful eye of a competition judge, during the"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force MAJ. Allan B. Eide, assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, holds the trophy for the best over all air crew in the 1970"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo with winning trophies at the 1970"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. Left-to-right are CAPT. James P. Reimers, CAPT. Arthur E. Jacobson, MAJ. Wallace D. Hegg, MAJ. Allan B. Eide, and COL. Alexander P. Macdonald. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Officer assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a group photo after winning first place honors during the 1972 William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. Pictured left-to-right: MAJ. Alan Eide; LT. COL. Wally Hegg; MAJ. GEN. Ale LaClair A. Melhouse, North Dakota Adjutant General; and a unidentified U.S. Air Force MAJ. GEN. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo with winning trophies at the 1972"William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. Left-to-right are MAJ. Alan Eide; LT. COL. Wally Hegg; MAJ. GEN. LaClair A. Melhouse, North Dakota Adjutant General; second from right not known; and COL. Alexander P. Macdonald. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force all female weapons load team assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, handle an inert AIM-4C Falcon air-to-air missile during a William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. Pictured from left to right, Doreen Thomas, Patricia McMerty, Jacqueline Sanders, Ellen Rising (ranks at the time are unknown). (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force female Weapons Handler SGT. Patricia McMerty, SGT. Ellen Rising, and SGT. Merlin Doorheim, all assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, practice weapons loading at Hector International Field, North Dakota, for the upcoming William Tell"Weapons Competition to be held at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force female Weapons Handler SGT. Patricia McMerty, SGT. Ellen Rising, and SGT. Doreen Thomas, all assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, practice weapons loading at Hector International Field, North Dakota, for the upcoming William Tell"Weapons Competition to be held at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

President Gerald R. Ford Meeting with Prince Abdullah ibn Abd al-Aziz AI-Saud, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard of Saudi Arabia, and Interpreter Najib Najjar in the Oval Office

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard inspect an inert rocker motor at Hector Field, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo on a F-101B Voodoo aircraft, at Hector International Field, North Dakota. Pictured left-to-right, (top row) SGT. Patricia McMerty, SGT. Ellen Rising, (Middle row) SGT. Doreen Thomas, AIRMAN 1ST Class Jacqueline Sanders, (bottom row), TECH. SGT. Phillip Poe, MASTER SGT. James Schreiner, and LT. COL. Allan Eide. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN Paula Toay (left) the first female unit member assigned to the North Dakota Air National Guard, gets help with her 5.56 mm M16A1 rifle, from instructors Melvin Benefield, (rank at the time unknown), and STAFF SGT. Fred Wilcox (right), during a marksmanship course at Hector Field, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force female Weapons Handler SGT. Patricia McMerty, SGT. Ellen Rising, and SGT. Merlin Doorheim, all assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, practice weapons loading onto a F-101B Voodoo aircraft, at Hector International Field, North Dakota, for the upcoming William Tell"Weapons Competition to be held at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force female Weapons Handler SGT. Patricia McMerty, SGT. Ellen Rising, and SGT. Doreen Thomas, part of the first all female weapons load team assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, practice weapons loading onto a F-101B Voodoo aircraft, at Hector International Field, North Dakota, for the upcoming William Tell"Weapons Competition to be held at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

A view of tails of parked RF-4C Phantom II aircraft, from the Air National Guard, during Exercise Jack Frost '75

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, stand on the flight line at Hector Field, North Dakota. From left to right, COL. Alexander P. Macdonald, Brig. GEN. Thornton E."BECK"Becklund, and Allan Eide (rank unknown at the time). MAJ. GEN. Alexander P. Macdonald eventually became the North Dakota Adjutant General. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

SMSGT Richard Lowe, an aerospace ground equipment/vehicle technician with the 148th Mobile Communication Squadron, uses the telephone in his office. Lowe is working on an Air National Guard (ANG) vehicle acquisition project that he initiated. The project will save the Air Force about seven million dollars

An airman cleans one of the military-design vehicles that the Air National Guard (ANG) is acquiring from the Marine Corps. The acquisition and rehabilitation project will save the Air Force about seven million dollars

Marine Corps jeeps parked prior to their acquisition by the Air National Guard (ANG) in an acquisition and rehabilitation project that will save the Air Force about seven million dollars

A left side view of an F-100D Super Sabre aircraft of the 1030th Tactical Fighter Group, Connecticut Air National Guard, parked on the flight line

Native Alaskan scouts, from the Army National Guard, try out their snowmobiles during Exercise Jack Frost '76

Meeting with Gen. Omar Torrijos of Panama, Chief of Govt and National Guard; Outdoor lunch with the veep

A sea-to-air right side view of an HH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter lowering a rescue line during a practice rescue mission off the coast of California. The helicopter is assigned to the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard

TSGT Rick Diaz, an Air Force Audiovisual photographer, takes photographs of a practice rescue mission while he floats in the water. The mission is being conducted by member s of the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard

TSGT Wilkenson and another pararescueman, both of the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, perform a final check on their equipment prior to a practice rescue mission off the coast of California

A left side view of an RC-130 Hercules aircraft on the flightline prior to flying a practice rescue mission off the coast of California. The aircraft is assigned to the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard

A sea-to-air view of an HH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter using a recovery hoist to lift two pararescuemen from the water off the coast of California. The men, from the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, are participating in a practice rescue mission

Dr. Norbeck uses a telephone with a radio link-up to communicate with pararescuemen conducting a practice rescue mission off the coast of California. The mission is being conducted by members of the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard

A pararescueman from the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard drops into the ocean off the coast of California during a practice rescue mission

CPT Boone, from the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, briefs members of his crew prior to beginning a practice rescue in the open ocean

A starboard quarter view of a 30-foot long sailboat off the coast of California. The boat is the object of a practice rescue mission being conducted by the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard

SGT Boyle, a pararescueman with the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, prepares to jump from the troop door of an RC-130 Hercules aircraft during a practice rescue mission off the coast of California

CPT Lyle, a navigator for the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, listens to a pre-flight briefing prior to a practice rescue missile in the open ocean

A sea-to-air view of an HH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter, from the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, conducting a pick-up by wire during a practice rescue mission off the coast of California

TSGT Wilkenson waits for a ladder to be put over the side of a boat so he may board to assist an "injured" passenger. He is participating in a practice rescue mission being conducted by the 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group of the Air National Guard, off the coast of California