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165th Air Support Operations Squadron Moves to Savannah

National Guard Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Adjutant General of Georgia, and National Guard Maj. Gen. Thomas Moore, Georgia Air National Guard Commander, cut the ceremonial ribbon dedicating the 165th Air Support Operations Squadron's new building, Oct, 10, 2012 at Savannah Air National Guard base in Garden City, Ga. The 165th ASOS relocated from Brunswick, Ga. to the new location in Garden City, Ga. (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Delano/released)

National Guard Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Adjutant General of Georgia, and National Guard Maj. Gen. Thomas Moore, Georgia Air National Guard Commander, cut the ceremonial ribbon dedicating the 165th Air Support Operations Squadron's new building, Oct, 10, 2012 at Savannah Air National Guard base in Garden City, Ga. The 165th ASOS relocated from Brunswick, Ga. to the new location in Garden City, Ga. (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Delano/released)

Oct. 10, 2012 -- Originally the 165th Air Support Operations Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, started as a small flight working out of a trunk of a car in an old maintenance building on St Simons Island in the late 80's. After a few months working in those conditions, the squadron made it across the causeway to Brunswick and settled in their new home for the next couple of decades. Now, 24 years and approximately 80 miles later, you can find them joining the 165th Airlift Wing and the Combat Readiness Training Center located at the Savannah International Airport in Garden City.

It is the most decorated GA Air National Guard in the state, and you don't get to be the most decorated by doing the easy jobs. Since their existence, they have been deployed to support the Army in their missions from Desert Storm, to Bosnia, Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq. They have been the ones on the ground calling in air support missions in the toughest situations.
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