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The 113th Wing’s Aerospace Control Alert Detachment reached a milestone of responding to 5,000 alert events on March 21. When the alarm sounds, there are no questions, no hesitation, and no debate. Pilots and maintainers dash through the hallway and literally run to the aircraft bay and generate aircraft – all in a matter of minutes. The D.C. Air National Guard’s F-16s and ready trained personnel are part of a multi-layered air defense system for the nation’s capital. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur
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