A version of this article appears in the July 28 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. One of the better-kept training secrets in the Air National Guard is becoming harder to ignore—the Mississippi ANG’s Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in and around Gulfport. Under the command of Col. John “Hoss” Ladner, an Air Force Academy graduate, the CRTC boasts two air-to-ground gunnery ranges, five drop zones, a C-17/C-130/C-27 assault strip, hangar space, ...


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