USAF C-35 (Boeing 727-35) Repaint of the USAF Washington, DC Air National Guard, 121st Fighter Squadron, 113th Tactical Fighter Wing, Andrews AFB, Camp Spring, Maryland. The 121st is attached to the 201st Tactical Airlift Wing. Their primary mission at present, is to protect the Washington, DC area air space. Two "alert" pilots are on 24 hr. duty, only a few feet from thier fully loaded F-16C Fighting Falcons, to respond to intruders vilolating the restricted air spaces over the metro area. Their other duties include transportation of troops and government VIP's, which is what this plane is used for here. The wing is also responsible for transportaion of the President of the United States aboard Air Force One, which is hangered at Andrews. - Maj. Gen. David Wherley Commanding.
(If you look on the tail of the aircraft near the upper stabilizer, you will see 4 stars arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. This marks the aircraft as belonging to the 121st.)
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