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  • Cal Guard Airman from Thailand activated to LA vaccine site

    LOS ANGELES – She’s soft-spoken, but there’s an air of confidence about her as she interacts with hundreds of community service members a day at the walk-up vaccination site on Cal State LA. She’s professional, courteous and her journey to be here is literally a global one.U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Piyaporn Rakpongs, a fleet management and
  • 146th Medical Group shines as it rolls out dependent vaccinations in its first week

    CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Port Hueneme, Calif. -- Matching the Department of Defense and the State of California's intent to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations to as many people as possible, California National Guard medical facilities across the state are extending vaccination scheduling eligibility to include military dependents.
  • MAFFS tackle largest wildfires in California history

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The ground shakes and you feel the vibration of four propeller engines approaching. The rumble becomes a deafening roar as the California National Guard C-130 aircraft, only 150 feet above the ground, appears just above the treetops and drops 3,000 gallons of retardant in less than five seconds; thick red liquid coating the
  • 163d Attack Wing navigates a DOMOPS perfect storm

    MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – The California Air National Guard's 163d Attack Wing has steeled itself to the toughest domestic operations (DOMOPS) in its history, launching up to three MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) simultaneously in some of the nation's busiest, smokiest airspace to respond to wildfire crises. After contributing
  • "Hollywood Guard" reaches milestone with 6-ship formation flight

    Amid the challenges serving in the Air National Guard during the pandemic known as COVID-19, California Air National Guard maintainers from the 146th Maintenance Group (146 MXG) and aircrew from the 115th Airlift Squadron (115 AS) collaborated to accomplish the launching of 6 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for the first time in over 20 years on May 26, 2020.
  • Cal Guard Space Operators support COVID-19 food bank mission

    When Staff Sgt. Brandon Tinges became a space operator for the California Air National Guard’s 216th Space Control Squadron, cabbages were the furthest thing from his mind.
  • 146th Airlift Wing helps distribute food to those in need

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A team from the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing (146 AW) is helping get food out to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.Projected as a 14-day mobilization, the 146 AW has provided some 80 Guard members to support and integrate with additional California National Guard units statewide.U.S. Air
  • 163rd Attack Wing activates for fire support

    Airmen of the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing entered into their fifth day in support of civil authorities battling deadly wildfires across California. The California Military Department activated several wing assets, including two MQ-9 Reaper remotely-piloted aircraft, Oct. 10, having received the necessary approval from the Secretary of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration to operate the Reapers in domestic airspace.
  • Silicon Valley-Based Air National Guard Unit Responds to a Search and Rescue Mission

    California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing departed this morning around 7am to conduct an overwater rescue mission on the Pacific Ocean in response to a seriously ill 70 year-old American male on board a 52ft sailing vessel, Sin Duda, 1000 miles west of Los Angeles.The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center requested the rescue
  • Blueprint of success: Deployed Air National Guard officer combines architecture, military career

    Every student is at some point confronted with the question of what they want to be in life. Many professions top the wishlists and students may aspire to become firefighters, police officer, doctors or any number of other dream occupations. No matter what path they choose, it will take dedication and hard work to get to even just one goal.
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