Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Yeah, I think they're making it clear that Falcon isn't part of SHIELD.
Which still begs the question about how/why SHIELD "celebrity" agents are hobnobbing with an ANG pilot with an experimental pair of personal wings.
Actually, I meant I very much doubt Natasha is training Falcon. He could be a member of SHIELD, or their military liaison.
But as far as what are Steve and Sam doing together, perhaps Sam was among the national guard units who show up in the Avengers to fight the chitauri?