Monthly Archives September 1999

Hurricane Floyd

A North Carolina National Guard Blackhawk helicopter flies over air traffic controllers SSG Keith Hunt, left, and SSG Robert Ramsey, middle, both with the Air Support Operations Squadron, North Carolina Air National Guard, and Specialist Shon Hogan, right, with the 119th Infantry, North Carolina Army National Guard, in Tarboro, N.C., Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, as the relief effort for Hurricane Floyd continues.(Photo by SSG Bob Jordan, 382nd MPAD, NCARNG)


SSG Robert Ramsey, left, and SSG Keith Hunt, right, both with the Air Support Operations Squadron, North Carolina Air National Guard, sit on top of a small building in Tarboro, N.C., Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, as they control helicopter traffic in the Tarboro area as the relief effort for Hurricane Floyd continues...

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Four Months in Bosnia

by Staff Sgt. Elton Price
354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFPN) — When the United States began its air campaign to end Serbian atrocities in Kosovo, Serbs near Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia, showed their anger by hitting the base with intermittent drive-by shootings.

“They’d drive by and shoot at the front gate,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin Gildow, an enlisted terminal air controller with the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. “Sometimes they’d lob a few grenades.”

Neither had much effect, except to add to the already-strained relations in the region said Gildow, who recently returned to Alaska after a four-month rotation to Tuzla.

“There were concrete barriers near the front gate leading into the base,” he said, explaining the barriers kep...

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