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The Air National Guard History Office supports present and future U.S. Warfighters by Documenting, Preserving, Interpreting, and Disseminating the history of the Air National Guard (ANG) in order to:  
  •  Preserve an official record of ANG mission accomplishment at home and around the world 
  • Make valuable information available to decision makers and action officers
  • Support professional military education
  • Promote awareness of ANG heritage
  • Provide reference material for researchers

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The Air National Guard History Program has compiled a short list of works for those interested in learning more about the National Guard. 

This list is broken down into two categories. The first focuses on the history and activities of the Air National Guard from its beginnings through operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and includes scholarly works as well as memoirs, biographies, and journal and magazine articles. 

The second section  contains works centered on the militia tradition that is strongly embedded in United States history. Works in this section cover all periods of American history and describe the political and military roles of the militia and National Guard throughout the Guard's long service to the states and nation. While many of the works in this section focus on the Army National Guard, the traditions these works describe are alive and well in the modern Air National Guard. 

Most of these works are available at local libraries or can be purchased online.
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12 August 1909. The Missouri National Guard directed that a 15-man aero detachment be organized in Company A, Signal Corps on St. Louis under the command of 1st Lt. Chester E. Burg. No further developments in use of balloons or aircraft were reported in the Missouri National Guard until 1923.

7 August 1911. Flying his own biplane, 1st Lt. Andrew Drew, commander of the Missouri National Guard's Aeronautic Section, became the first individual to earn a private pilot's license while serving in the Guard.

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