143rd Tactical Airlift Sq. 'Rhode Island Reds' RIANG (Asif Shamim Collection)
Asif Shamim (Asif)
The unit redesignated the 143rd TAS in 1975 and converted to C-130A's. In 1980, the 143rd TAG was relocated from T.F.Green Airport to Quonset State Airport in North Kingston. It converted to C-130E's during 1990. The unit was called to active duty as part of Operation Desert Storm on February 23, 1991.
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