House Resolution 20 - Introduced

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  1  1                HOUSE RESOLUTION NO.    
  1  2      BY  ALONS, BAUDLER, BOAL, CHAMBERS, DE BOEF,
  1  3      DOLECHECK, FORRISTALL, KAUFMANN, MAY, SANDS,
  1  4         SODERBERG, TYMESON, UPMEYER, and WATTS
  1  5 A Resolution honoring the 133rd Test Squadron of the
  1  6    Iowa Air National Guard for its ongoing role in the
  1  7    Global War on Terror.
  1  8    WHEREAS, the 133rd Test Squadron of the Iowa Air
  1  9 National Guard stationed in Fort Dodge, Iowa, is the
  1 10 only command and control test squadron in the United
  1 11 States Air Force; and
  1 12    WHEREAS, the 133rd is chartered with ensuring that
  1 13 all air force and joint military systems are being
  1 14 thoroughly tested prior to being delivered to the
  1 15 war=fighters as system upgrades and modernization of
  1 16 command and control systems; and
  1 17    WHEREAS, the 133rd consists of 32 full=time
  1 18 technicians and 100 traditional guardsmen for a total
  1 19 132 personnel; and
  1 20    WHEREAS, since the tragedy of 9/11, unit personnel
  1 21 have volunteered to complete 2,100 man=days in support
  1 22 of various deployments related to the Global War on
  1 23 Terror; and
  1 24    WHEREAS, services provided by the 133rd include:
  1 25 providing specialized hands=on training for newly
  1 26 designed command and control centers around the world
  1 27 ensuring maximum user ease and proficiency in waging
  1 28 the Global War on Terror; providing data link support
  1 29 for newly developed NORAD systems ensuring the
  1 30 exchange of data between the United States and our
  2  1 Canadian allies is correct; successful development and
  2  2 implementation of the battlefield universal gateway
  2  3 equipment in North Africa and nonorganic radar access
  2  4 in Iraq and Afghanistan, allowing all coalition ground
  2  5 troops to interface with each other and airborne
  2  6 assets; preventing any instances of fratricide; and
  2  7 solving complex radar data sharing problems which
  2  8 resulted in a safe, secure, and successful G8 Summit
  2  9 in 2004 allowing world leaders to discuss current
  2 10 worldwide problems and solutions free from the threat
  2 11 of terrorism; and
  2 12    WHEREAS, in 2006 alone the 133rd conducted 20 test
  2 13 or training events totaling 1,545 man=days and won the
  2 14 State Air Family Readiness Group of the Year Award,
  2 15 members of the unit won the State Air Family Readiness
  2 16 Individual of the Year Award and the Senior Master
  2 17 Sergeant Exceptional Promotion Program, and the unit
  2 18 had a unit compliance inspection with a 96 percent
  2 19 compliance rate; NOW THEREFORE,
  2 20    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
  2 21 That the House of Representatives honors the members
  2 22 of the 133rd Test Squadron of the Iowa Air National
  2 23 Guard for their ongoing commitment to excellence and
  2 24 thanks them for their service to America and the world
  2 25 in the continuing Global War on Terror.
  2 26 LSB 1638HH 82
  2 27 jr:nh/je/5.1

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