Apollo astronaut returns to Air Guard roots

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  • By Master Sgt. Kerri Spero
  • 102nd Intelligence Wing
A North American F-86H Sabre static display was dedicated during a ceremony at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass. on June 8. The ceremony was held to formally announce the dedication of tail number 31235 in honor of Captain Russell “Rusty” L. Schweickart, who was in attendance. Schweickart flew the F-86H Sabre during the early 1960’s while assigned to the 101st Tactical Fighter Squadron, and later served as lunar module pilot for Apollo 9, March 3-13, 1969.