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165th Airlift Wing celebrates 65th anniversary

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The 165th Airlift Wing has served proud and strong for the Georgia Air National Guard. On Oct. 13, they celebrated their 65th anniversary. The men and women who make up the wing took a look back at the rich history that started during the Korean War.

The wing first was a fighter aircraft group and then later switched to cargo aircraft during the 1960's.

"You know we think it's important to look back at our history because number one, the men and women shape this unit into what it is today. It's also important to learn from the past because it helps shape the future," said Col. Jim Grandy, 165th Maintenance Group Commander.

Nearly 1,000 Air Guardsmen serve in the wing located at the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport.

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