of the president's National Guard service By the
Associated Press Major events in President Bush's
service in the Texas National Guard, according
to National Guard Bureau records:
19, 1968: Bush completes Air Force officer qualifications
test in New Haven, Conn., while attending Yale
27, 1968: Walter B. Staudt, commander of the Texas
National Guard, interviews Bush and recommends
he be accepted for pilot training. Bush's application
for enlistment in the Guard is approved.
1968: Bush receives bachelor of arts degree from
12, 1968: A three-member Federal Recognition Examining
Board reports Bush is qualified for promotion
to 2nd Lieutenant in the 111th Fighter Interceptor
14, 1968: Bush attends basic military training
in San Antonio.
25, 1968: Completes basic military training.
26, 1968 ‹ Dec. 2, 1969: Attends undergraduate
pilot training with the 3559th Student Squadron,
Moody Air Force Base, Ga. He is trained to fly
standard Air Force aircraft, including the T-31,
T-37, and T-39.
29, 1969 ‹ Jan. 20, 1970: Trainee, 111th Squadron,
Ellington Air Force Base, near Houston.
11, 1970: Assigned flying duty as a pilot of F-102
fighter interceptors, 111th Squadron at Ellington.
24, 1970: Three-member board recommends 2nd Lt.
Bush for promotion to first lieutenant. Bush later
receives the promotion.
Participates in drills and alerts at Ellington.
Begins work for Houston-based agricultural company.
1972: Bush asks for and receives permission to
continue his duties in Alabama while he works
as political director on the Senate campaign of
Winton M. Blount, a friend of his father. Loses
flight credentials after missing physical exam.
6, 1972: Bush's request for a three-month transfer
to 187th TAC Recon Group, Montgomery, Ala. is
approved so he can work as political director
for a Senate campaign.
1972: Bush returns to his unit at Ellington in
1973: Participates in non-flying drills at Ellington.
Works at inner-city poverty program earlier in
18, 1973: Bush receives permission to transfer
to reserve status and is placed on inactive guard
duty about six months before six-year commitment
ends. Attends Harvard Business School in the fall.
1, 1973: Receives honorable discharge.
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