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The Terre Haute International Airport -Hulman Field has a unique history which dates back to 1943 when the groundbreaking occurred. The initial airport site contained approximately 638 acres and was donated to the City of Terre Haute by Anton Hulman, Jr. The late Mr. Hulman, a successful local businessman, was more nationally recognized as the owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A local Air National Guard Base was established at the airport in 1954 and the 113th Tactical Fighter Squadron, which is a part of the 181st Tactical Fighter Group, was stationed at the airport. The 181st Fighter Wing, now the 181st Intelligence Wing, remains at the airport to this day.
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The 181st Intelligence Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, dates back to 1921, after Wilbert F. Fagley was given authority to organize Headquarters Battery, 81st Field Artillery in Kokomo, Indiana. Fagley's vision and persistent efforts produced this early air squadron in the National Guard.

The Unit was redesignated the 137th Observation Squadron before being changed to the 113th Observation Squadron. It later became the 113th Tactical Fighter Squadron, and the 113th is still part of the 181st Fighter Wing. During 1926, the Unit moved to Schoen Field and later to Stout Field, both in Indianapolis. Finally, in 1954 the Wing moved to its present location at Terre Haute's Hulman International Airport.

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The Air National Guard as we know it today -- a separate reserve component of the United States Air Force -- was a product of the politics of postwar planning and interservice rivalry during World War II. The men who planned and maneuvered for an independent postwar Air Force during World War II didn't place much faith in the reserves, especially the state-dominated National Guard.

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