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Check Six: July 13, 1916 – 100 years ago

July 13, 2016

From the This Day in Aviation website

13 July 1916: The 1st Aero Company, New York National Guard, under the command of Captain Raynal Cawthorne Bolling, became the first guard unit to be mobilized into federal service in answer to the border crisis with Mexico. The unit trained at Mineola, New York, along the 2nd Aero Company, but did not deploy to the border.

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Yes, Bolling Air Force Base is named after Raynal Cawthorne Bolling

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