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End of air mission era: Last Learjet to leave 119th Wing’s Fargo base today

August 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Nearly 60 years ago, Alexander MacDonald returned to Fargo after a tour of duty during the Korean War and piloted the P-51 Mustang, the first fighter plane to fly under the umbrella of the newly formed North Dakota Air National Guard. Continue Reading

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Local Pilots Who Flew Over Pentagon On 9/11 Recount Their Mission

August 25, 2011 in WDAZ

FARGO (WDAZ-TV) – Two weeks from Sunday, this country will mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. Continue Reading

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Happy Hooligans Pilots Recall Defending America’s Skies on 9/11

August 25, 2011 in WDAZ

FARGO Three Happy Hooligans pilots who flew missions on Sept. 11, 2001, recalled the experience in a news conference today at the Fargo Air Museum.
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119th’s new mission: Fargo home to C-27J cargo plane starting in 2013

October 15, 2010 in INFORUM

North Dakota Air National Guard officials and Gov. John Hoeven came away impressed Friday from their first close-up look at the cargo plane that will become the Fargo-based 119th Wing’s new mission in 2013. Continue Reading

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Forum editorial: Hooligans earn every accolade

September 14, 2010 in INFORUM

Maybe there is a good side to the fact that North Dakotans take the Happy Hooligans for granted. Continue Reading

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Happy Hooligans honored for their service to the US

September 11, 2010 in INFORUM

The line of airmen curved around the massive hangar: men and women being honored for serving their country and their state. It was a salute to these Happy Hooligans and their family members. Continue Reading