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TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Capt. Edmund Morrisey, top center, pictured here in 1963 with personnel from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 146th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and members of the Colorado and Utah Air National Guard who were among the first Air National Guard teams to win the Air Force's William Tell aerial gunnery competition. (U.S. Air Force file photo/Released) Changing perceptions
The veterans of World War II and Korea set the foundation of the current Air National Guard.
0 5/17
2017
The history of the National Guard began on December 13, 1636, when the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered the organization of the colony's militia companies into three regiments: the North, South and East Regiments.  The colonists had adopted the English militia system which obligated all males, between the ages of 16 and 60, to possess arms and participate in the defense of the community.  The early colonial militia drilled once a week and provided guard details each evening to sound the alarm in case of attack.  The growing threat of the Pequot Indians to the Massachusetts Bay Colony required that the militia be in a high state of readiness.  The organization of the North, South and East Regiments increased the efficiency and responsiveness of the militia.  Although the exact date is not known, the first muster of the East Regiment took place in Salem, Massachusetts.  The National Guard continues its historic mission of providing units for the first-line defense of the nation.  The 101st Engineer Battalion, Massachusetts Army National Guard, continues the East Regiment's proud heritage of 350 years of service. (First Muster, a National Guard Heritage Painting by Don Troiani, courtesy the National Guard Bureau.) A guard for men and mice, 380 years ago
It may pass unnoticed like the cat in the crowd this Spring – except in Massachusetts – that America celebrates 380 years since a militia first gathered together in defense of the community.
0 3/10
2017
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