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  • Cal Guard helps vaccinate nearly 1.5 million Californians

    SACRAMENTO, Calif — “One shot, one arm at a time,” boasted U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donald McKinney Jr., a California National Guard combat medic, while inoculating a Tehama County resident with the COVID-19 vaccine.McKinney is with Cal Guard’s 143rd Field Artillery Regiment, Joint Task Force 749

  • National Guard, partners to conduct ORCA 21 CBRNE exercise

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Hundreds of National Guard Civil Support Team units from 11 states will participate in Exercise ORCA 2021 in Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Seward with emergency responders and other Guard units.During the May 17-21 exercise, participants will

  • ANG provides essential secure satellite communications

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Perched on a scrub-oak-covered hilltop on the central coast of California is a small Air National Guard squadron that makes a big contribution to the Combined Force Space Component Command’s (CFSCC) mission to provide space capabilities to the joint warfighter

  • National Guard committed to COVID response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Risks are part of the job description for pararescue jumpers. But, as Chief Master Sgt. Seth Zweben recalled, the leap into the unknown to deliver COVID-19 virus test kits to 3,500 mostly positive passengers stranded on a cruise ship in March 2020 gave some PJs pause.“Take yourself

  • Idaho, California, Oregon, Nevada CST units train together

    SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Calif. – The Idaho National Guard’s 101st Civil Support Team was among several National Guard CSTs that participated in a large-scale exercise in Northern California Feb. 1-5.The exercise, BAYEX 2021, tested the ability of Idaho, Oregon and Nevada CST teams to assist the

  • Nevada Air Guard continues firefighting mission

    RENO, Nevada – Military aerial firefighting units, including the "High Rollers" of the Nevada Air National Guard, have dropped more than 1 million gallons of fire retardant so far this fire season."It's very rewarding knowing you are helping so many people," said Tech. Sgt. Paul Teska, a MAFFS

  • Fresno Guard members help fight California wildfires

    RUMSEY, Calif. – The smell of smoke hangs heavy in the air as the Soldiers and Airmen make their way through the burnt and barren landscape. Forcing their way through charred branches and soft dirt, they meet up with the rest of the crew, who arrived by helicopter a few hours earlier and are already

  • National Guard helps fight California wildfires

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Hundreds of members of the National Guard from multiple states are supporting state and local efforts to fight the wildfires raging in California. Guard members on land and in the air are helping firefighters and first responders do their jobs, while Guard aircrews are helping map

  • NY, California, Texas wings compete in load off training

    HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. – Weapons crews from Texas and California traveled to the 174th Attack Wing to compete in a weeklong training competition alongside New York Air National Guard Airmen Aug. 10-13. Teams split the mandatory loading training into four competitive events. The

  • 146th AW transports personnel, supplies during civil unrest response

    The 146th Airlift Wing (146 AW) performed over 75 sorties (military operational flights) moving 1,574 personnel and 364,600 pounds of supplies across California in preparation of supplementing additional support to civil authorities during civil unrest in Los Angeles County, California. June 1,