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A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing "Jersey Devils," at sunrise on Sept. 11, 2013. The 177th was one of the first Air National Guard units to respond to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing "Jersey Devils," at sunrise on Sept. 11, 2013. The 177th was one of the first Air National Guard units to respond to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (Matt Hecht/U.S. Air National Gua)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing "Jersey Devils," at sunrise on Sept. 11, 2013. The 177th was one of the first Air National Guard units to respond to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing "Jersey Devils," at sunrise on Sept. 11, 2013. The 177th was one of the first Air National Guard units to respond to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (Matt Hecht/U.S. Air National Gua)

Airman 1st Class Karen Griggs, with the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, removes safety warning ribbons before an aircraft takes off, Sept. 9, 2013.

Airman 1st Class Karen Griggs, with the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard, removes safety warning ribbons before an aircraft takes off, Sept. 9, 2013. (U.S. Air Force)

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