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  • 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 flight engineer with the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air
  • 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 at work clearing brush and roots. This is the end
  • 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 and fight the blazes.As of Aug. 24, the California
  • 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 week ended with a ceremony and trophies were given
  • 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, 2020.
  • California, Nevada Guard fly MAFFS training missions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California and Nevada Air National Guards brought out their heavy assets June 15-19 to prepare for each state’s annual enemies – wildfires.C-130 Hercules aircraft from both states filled the skies above Tahoe National Forest in Forest Hill, California, during U.S. Department of Agriculture Forestry Service-sponsored wildland
  • Cal Guard helps treat COVID-19 patients

    EL CENTRO, Calif. – A California Air National Guard medical team is helping provide care at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, which has had a surge of COVID-19 patients.The Guard members, who had conducted COVID-19 testing in nearby Indio, answered the call from Imperial County. The Cal Guard’s aid allowed for increased bed capacity and patient care at
  • Cal Guard slows the spread of COVID-19 with telework

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Carroll starts his day in typical fashion familiar to all service members with full-time jobs in the active National Guard and Reserve.He wakes up, changes and starts his commute to work, perhaps grabbing a coffee along the way.As a personnel specialist for the California National Guard’s Joint
  • Chaplains reach out to Cal Guard members fighting COVID-19

    MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Members of the chaplain corps from the 163d Attack Wing and the 195th Wing are visiting seven facilities across the Inland Empire to support members of the California Army and Air National Guard during the COVID-19 pandemic.Master Sgt. Rene Martin of the 195th Wing and Maj. Edward Ganigan, a chaplain with the 163d
  • Cal Guard assisting skilled nursing facilities in LA County

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – California National Guard regional medical support teams are assisting skilled nursing facilities at 10 sites in Los Angeles County.“We’re augmenting staff at those sites, and our teams are working under the authority of the administrators for each site,” said U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Scott, Joint Task Force 224 Medical
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