DEFENSE SECRETARY HAGEL ANNOUNCES 11 FURLOUGH DAYS FOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, speaking Tuesday afternoon at a town hall meeting in Alexandria, Va., announced that civilian employees would be furloughed for 11 days beginning in July. Hagel's statement:
22 May 1912 Lt. Col. Charles B. Winder of Ohio became the first Guardsman to be awarded a Reserve Military Aviator's rating. He earned it by completing the Army's aviation school at Augusta, Georgia.
23 May 1917 The First Aero Company, New York National Guard, was disbanded.
Maj. Reuben Fleet, an Army officer and former Washington state Guardsman, organized the first U.S. air mail service. After World War I, he left the Army and founded the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in Buffalo, New York.