The North Dakota Air National Guard’s Happy Hooligans of the 119th Fighter Wing now are slated to get C-21s—the Air Force’s version of a small business Learjet—to replace the F-16 fighters it will lose under BRAC 2005, according to Associated Press news service. Previously Guard officials told North Dakota lawmakers that the unit was in line to fly C-130 airlifters from the Fargo ANG facility. The 119th should be truly ecstatic, now that they will be getting a small, nimble jet and will also be flying unmanned aerial vehicles.
Sept. 29, 2023
A week after publishing a report on unhealthy and unsafe living conditions found in military barracks across the services, the Government Accountability Office released a follow-up study on improving oversight of conditions for both government-owned barracks and privatized housing.