There is mounting opposition to USAF's planned transfer of C-130s from Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units to the active duty formal training unit at Little Rock AFB, Ark. the House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus and National Governors Association on April 13, 2010, joined the letter writing campaign to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley. Here, a C-130 of the West Virginia ANG's 130th Airlift Wing taxis on the tarmac in Charleston, W. Va., after returning from Operation Joint Enterprise in Germany, Nov. 4, 2007. The West Virginia Air Guard is among those that would give up C-130s.
Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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