Accession Number : ADA297933

Title :   Case Studies in Reserve Component Volunteerism: The 175th Fighter Group, Maryland National Guard, Over Bosnia,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Brinkerhoff, John R. ; Horowitz, Stanley A.

PDF Url : ADA297933

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This is one of a series of case studies prepared to illustrate how volunteerism has been used to gain access to National Guard and Reserve capabilities in suppon of recent military operations. The case studies have been prepared by reference to official documents and repons and interviews with unit members and other persons involved in the operation. For two months in 1994, the 175th Fighter Group, Maryland Air National Guard, formed a Rainbow Detachment based at Aviano Air Base, Italy, as part of Operation Deny Flight, a NATO mission to monitor compliance with the UN ban on flights over Bosnia-Herzegovina. The 175th Rainbow Detachment's mission was to fly A- 10 missions in support of NATO's peacekeeping operations. The most noteworthy mission was a real attack on a Bosnian Serb tank. The report recounts the attack and makes observations about the course of the otherwise routine operation. This case study is a background paper for a report on the role of volunteerism in Reserve accession policy being prepared for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *NATIONAL GUARD, *VOLUNTEERS, *CASE STUDIES, NATO, MARYLAND, MILITARY FACILITIES, MONITORING, ATTACK, MISSIONS, ITALY, AIRPORTS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE