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U.S. Air National Guard members Senior Airman Allan Tan assists Senior Airman Pedro Pescador with the 146th Airlift Wing’s Aircraft Fuel Systems Maintenance Squadron as he inserts himself into inside of a wing of a C-130J aircraft for a “confined space rescue exercise” at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station Port Hueneme, Calif. April 1, 2017. During a confined space rescue exercise, first-responders with the 146th Airlift Wing’s Aircraft Fuel Systems Maintenance Squadron and Federal Fire Ventura County firefighters run through the critical emergency operations that would take place if a fuel-cell maintenance worker were to become incapacitated while working inside the very small fuel tanks inside the aircraft’s wings. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis.) Airmen train with local Fire Department to save lives in tight space rescue exercise.
U.S. Air National Guard members Senior Airman Allan Tan assists Senior Airman Pedro Pescador with the 146th Airlift Wing’s Aircraft Fuel Systems Maintenance Squadron as he inserts himself into inside of a wing of a C-130J aircraft for a “confined space rescue exercise” at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station Port Hueneme, Calif. April 1,
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Winners of this year's Outstanding Soldier/Airman of the Year competition stand at attention as California's Adjutant General Major General David Baldwin congratulates each member individually. 146th Airlift Wing's Master Sgt. Josh Baker stands front right and received the award in the First Sergeant category. (U.S. ANG photo by: Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez) 2016's Outstanding Airmen of the Year Honored - 146th Airlift Wing's 1st Sgt. Josh Baker takes Best in State
The annual Outstanding Airman and Soldier of the Year Banquet took place at the Hyatt Bayfront in San Diego on Jan. 27. Members of Air National Guard units as well as Army units from across the state came to show their support and cheer on their nominees as they walked down the red carpet."Tonight we recognize some of the finest Service members in
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2017
U.S. Air National Guardsmen at the 146th Airlift Wing participate in an Expeditionary Skills Rodeo on November 4, 2016. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise Code Red! Participants don MOPP four (Mission-Oriented Protective Posture). U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released) 146th AW ANG Airmen particpate in annual Expeditionary Skills Rodeo

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Staff Sgt. Jesus Cazares, 146th Airlift Wing unit training manager, and service members from other services were recognized at the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Annual Military Appreciation Dinner, September 30. The event is held annually to recognize service members for their outstanding achievements.(Courtesy Photo) Airman recognized for outstanding achievement by local Chamber of Commerce
A 146th Airlift Wing Security Forces Airman was recognized recently at the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Annual Military Appreciation Dinner.Staff Sgt. Jesus Cazares, 146th Airlift Wing unit training manager, and his family attended the annual event that honors service members from each branch in the local area for their outstanding achievements. Many
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2016
Staff Sgt. Lee Hagan,195th Combat Weather Flight with the 146th Airlift Wing, helped neighbors rescue their pets during recent wildfire in Wrightwood, CA. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Carzis Air Guard 195th Combat Weather Flight Hero
"The flames were four to six stories high, exploding huge trees as it came up over the hill. I knew it was time to get out of there," said Staff Sgt. Lee Hagan as he drove down the mountain Wednesday morning. In his truck Hagan had three dogs up front and four cats in the back, and flames were now less than two miles from his home in
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2016
On August 23 a total of 27 drops were made on the Rey Fire, helping firefighters contain the raging flames. Much effort was also spent on the Chimney Fire near Hearst Castle in the San Luis Obispo area before California’s MAFFS were closed up on August 30. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Sean Smith/Released) Firefighting Ops 2016 Conclude
In many places now, Fall is in the air, and unless Mother Nature has something up her sleeve, it looks like the C-130s and the Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems, known as MAFFS, have completed their work for the 2016 season.The Air Expeditionary Group was activated in response to a request for support from the U.S. Forest Service August 3, and
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2016
A line of water is dropped high above the Los Angeles Forest from a Air National Guard C-130 containing the MAFFS (Modular Airborne Firefighting System) system used to combat wild fires during annual MAFFS training on May 3 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Carzis) 146th Airlift Wing's C-130 Airtankers Prepare for Wildland Fire Season
 Activity bustled this week on the flightline, at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station in Port Hueneme, California, as nearly 400 military and civilian personnel came together for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems) annual certification and training. The inter-agency training hosted by U.S. Forest Service takes place each year and
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2016
California Air National Guard's C-130J drops water near onlookers during MAFFS annual certification and training at the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, California on May 4, 2016. Air National Guard and Reserve units from across the U.S. convened for MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems)annual certification and training this week to prepare for the upcoming fire season in support of U.S. Forest Service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Madeleine Richards/Released)
146th AW hosts interagency MAFFS training

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Chief Master Sgt. Cynthia Gregory, 146th Airlift Wing command chief, speaks to NCO and Senior NCO inductees during a ceremony on March 6, 2016 at Channels Islands Air National Guard Base, Calif. The ceremony was held to induct NCO and Senior NCO selectees. (Photos by Air National Guard Senior Airman Madeleine Richards) 146th AW Senior NCO and NCO induction ceremony

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2016
Master Sgt. Nicole Wagoner, 146th Airlift Wing safety manager, recently served as an augmentee with the 109th Airlift Wing during their annual support to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Antarctica. Wagoner served as safety manger and worked daily with the airfield managers to evaluate the taxi runway conditions.(Courtesy photo of Air National Guard Member Master Sgt. Nicole Wagoner) 146th AW Airman Supports Operations in Antarctica
Master Sgt. Nicole Wagoner, 146th Airlift Wing safety manager, recently served as an augmentee with the 109th Airlift Wing during their annual support to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Antarctica.The 109th AW plays a critical role in supporting NSF annually by providing the use of the LC-130 Hercules aircraft that is ski-equipped. The
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2016
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