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A flight crew member of the 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard conducts a daily morning inspection and preflight check of an F-16 jet fighter at March Air Reserve Base.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Pilot Lt. Col. Reed Drake of the 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard goes through the daily morning preflight check of an F-16 jet fighter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Pilot Lt. Col. Mark Jansky of the 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard talks about the F-16 jet fighters that protect Southwestern airspace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

An F-16 jet fighter of the 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard returns from flight during training exercises.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Technical crew members of the 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard conduct a thorough post-flight inspection of an F-16 jet fighter after training exercises.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Technician Allen Young, left, of the 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard conducts an air intake inspection of an F-16 jet fighter after a training flight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Col. Sami Said, commander of the 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard, talks about the F-16 jet fighters that protect Southwestern airspace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Pilot Lt. Drew Armey of the 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard conducts a preflight inspection his F-16 jet fighter before a training exercise flight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Technical crew member David Hutchason of the 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard conducts a weapons inspection of an F-16 jet fighter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Pilots of the 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard walk to their F-16 jet fighters for training exercises

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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Teams of pilots from the California Air National Guards’ 144th Fighter Wing, based in Riverside and Fresno, stand vigil over Southwest airspace 24 hours a day, ready to respond to something like the 9/11 terrorist attacks or other airborne threat. The unit is part of a military air defense web over the United States, triggered by the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s pinpoint radar systems tracking every aircraft in the sky.

Read Phil Willon’s article: California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing protects skies

1 Comment

  1. July 15, 2013, 3:53 pm

    From the Coast Guard to the National Guard, what ever you may be up against know that the people of this great country are behind you, pray for you and most all WE BELIEVE IN YOU ! John A.__

    By: jaguar0901

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