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By: U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter, Courtesy: US Air Force
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The changing of the Guard
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The changing of the Guard
Tech. Sgt. Jake Hermanson(left) rolls up an F-16 Fighting Falcon grounding cable June 13 before towing the jet to a hardened aircraft shelter during a transition between fighter squadrons at Balad Air Base, Iraq. Aircraft and personnel from Iowa and Wisconsin Air National Guard units will return to the U.S. after being in Iraq for four months. F-16s and Airmen from South Dakota and New York ANG units have arrived here to take their places. Rotating fighters helps reduce the amount of time the aircraft are exposed to the hot and dusty weather of Iraq, which can wreak havoc on the planes' components. Sergeant Hermanson, assigned as a 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, is deployed from the Iowa Air Guard.
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter
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World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.
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