Coyote Heritage ~ May 2008

  • Published
  • By Master Sgt. Bill Gilliland
  • 190th ARW Historian

Airpower Magazine ran this story about the 190th in its January 1987 issue. The cover used "Aerial Refueling with the Pros of the Air National Guard." The article itself was titled "Service Station in the Sky". It included some great history of the unit and provided an outsider's view of the 190th's mission.
The article also captured some of the things that make the Air National Guard unique. One interesting note is the fact that the pictures of the tankers are all A-Models, while the text refers to EModels. 

The author, Eldred Mason, was very complementary of the 190th and the Guard in general. While on board the tanker, Mason witnessed the refueling of "Looking Glass," one of SAC's command planes that was in the air 24-hours a day, 365 days a year from 1961 through 1990. 

The article runs several pages long and is very detailed, including the names and occupations for several former Coyotes that flew the missions he was on.

Click HERE to read the entire article.