September 11, 2001 was supposed to be a typical day for District of Columbia Air National Guard Lt. Heather Penney. As Penney recalled in an interview with HISTORY in 2016, she was attending a briefing at Andrews Air Force Base that morning, planning training operations for the month. At around 8:45 a.m., someone leaned into the room and said, “Hey, someone just stole from the World Trade Center.”


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