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Air Guard wing in V.N. officially activated
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated October 2, 1961 partially reads, "The uniformed men swarmed through the gate as they had done so often before. This time, however, it was for keeps. After formal ceremonies Sunday, the 1,200 officers and men of the 146th Air Transport Wing in Van Nuys made the transition from guardsmen to active airmen. The call-up of the 146th Wing was prompted by the Berlin crisis. In all, about 75,000 Army, Air Force and Navy guardsmen and reservists joined the ranks of active duty in the nation. Speeches and a parade marked the transfer from state duty to the Air Force. Brig. Gen. Robert D. Campbell, base commander, presided at the parade on the runway at the Van Nuys Airport." 146th Wing Color Guard parades in Van Nuys ceremonies.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Air Force
California.--Air National Guard
Van Nuys Airport
Celebrations--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Parades--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Uniforms--United States
Airmen--United States
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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