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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginia Air National Guard

 
 
Virginia Air National Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
1. Virginia Air National Guard Marker
Inscription. In 1947, Virginia received its first Air Guard unit designated as the 149th Fighter Squadron. Founded by the Virginia legislature in 1946 and recognized by the National Guard Bureau in 1947, it is directly descended from the historic 328th Fighter Squadron which earned numerous commendations for combat in Europe during World War II. The Virginia units were activated during the Korean War and the 1961 Berlin Crisis. As part of the 192d Fighter Group, it flew missions in Bosnia and Iraq after the attacks of 11 September 2001.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 181.)
 
Location. 37° 31.057′ N, 77° 20.01′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Huntsman Road 0.1 miles south of South Airport Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located in front of the Virginia Aviation Museum at Richmond International Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5701 Huntsman Road, Richmond VA 23250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Balloonists (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond Defences (about 700
Virginia Air National Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
2. Virginia Air National Guard Marker
feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); McClellan’s Picket Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sandston (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 1.1 miles away); McClellan’s First Line (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Heritage of Virginia Air Guard commemorated with historical marker. Virginia Air Guard Public Affairs (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Virginia Air Guard history. 192D Fighter Wing (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceMilitaryWar, 2nd IraqWar, ColdWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
Virginia Aviation Museum at Richmond International Airport image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
3. Virginia Aviation Museum at Richmond International Airport
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,121 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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