In 2011, Maj. Alan Brown, the Missouri National Guard’s command historian, released the first compilation of histories of Missouri National Guard unit mobilizations that were brought on by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
“Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Missouri National Guard has been heavily involved in operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Libya, and other areas around the world,” Brown said. “This report details how our missions evolved, from guarding airports and other sites immediately after the attacks through today’s deployments to Afghanistan.”
Brown compiled the latest report update with increased help from unit commanders. This year’s report contains information from units who had not participated in past years, Brown said.
“Our Soldiers and Airmen recognize that this is the best way to preserve their history,” Brown said. “Because the report is a living document and can be easily updated, we are always able to add information about mobilizations to it.”
Because the Missouri National Guard is still sending Soldiers and Airmen to Afghanistan, the deployment history is an important command tool, Brown said.
“Our Soldiers and Airmen are living and making history,” Brown said. “As a historian, I’m honored and privileged to capture that history for future generations.”
The updated report can be found on the Missouri National Guard’s website here: http://www.moguard.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/MONG_GWOT_Book.pdf