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We are a combat ready organization prepared to support the U.S. and allied forces, as well as provide disaster response, humanitarian relief, and large scale aerial firefighting capabilities to the state of California and the nation.


The mission of the 146th Airlift Wing is to provide expertly trained, properly equipped, and professionally developed airmen ready to respond for our state and nation with unmatched tactical airlift and operation capabilities across the spectrum of operations. 


The vision of the 146th Airlift Wing is to ensure premier tactical airlift and agile combat support forging bold and innovative airmen as guardians of freedom and justice around the globe now and into the future. 


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Video by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Carzis
California Air National Guard assists with delivery of donated food to distribution centers
146 Airlift Wing, Public Affairs, California Air National Guard
March 26, 2020 | 1:48
California Air National Guardsmen from the 146th Airlift Wing assist Foodbank SB, a hunger-relief non-profit organization, deliver food to distribution centers in the city of Santa Barbara to provide to families and those needing help gathering food, March 27, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Tech. Sgt. Nieko Carzis)

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5021 Verdugo Way Suite 104,
Camarillo CA 93012
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If you’re brave enough to re-live it, here’s a walk through of the 146th Mission Support Group’s first haunted house. Key Spouse/Volunteer program organized, acted in and hosted this spooky maze.
The 146th Mission Support Group hosted a Change of Command ceremony at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station in Port Hueneme, CA,
Head over to the Apple App store on your smart device and download our official 146th Airlift Wing app to check out this months issue of the Hollywood Guardian, your source for bi-monthly news, photos, and stories. #HollywoodGuard
Here is a look at the 9/11 memorial service that was held today at the 146th Airlift Wing. A big thank you to Naval Base Ventura County and Federal Fire Ventura County for participating in todays event. #Neverforget
CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Last Saturday our 146th Civil Engineer Squadron along with our Wing Commander and members of the 146th Wing Association unveiled the newly renovated heritage square in front of the wing headquarters building. GREAT JOB CES!
Looking for Hi-Resolution photos of our aircraft and people? Swing over to our Flickr page to download some of our more famous photos.
It's that time of year again, the 146th Airlift Wing starts its Annual Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) training at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station next week. Stay tuned for more coverage.
The Ventura County Veterans stand down is happening today at the Army National Guard Armory at 1270 Arundell Ave, Ventura CA. The stand down provides free services and food for veterans in need. So please spread the word. 🙏🏻 Thank you Becky C. for the contributed video and helping raise awareness for this event.
Wings that train together, thrive together. 🤜🏻🤛🏻
Come checkout the concert of the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast and the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest at Dougherty Performing Arts Center in San Ramon, CA on July 2, 2019.
The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast and the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest at the Jackson County Fair in Central Point, Oregon.
Air National Guard Band of the West Coast
Air National Guard Band of the West Coast
Air National Guard Band of the West Coast's "Drop Zone" had a special guest at the Hutchinson Street Square in Lodi, CA.
The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast and the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest marched at the Danville parade on the 4th of July performing the 'Washington Post March'.
The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast "Patriots in Blue" performs 'In the Mood' at the Concord 4th of July Celebration.
Enjoy some photo highlights from Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, CA from the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast's "Drop Zone" (Photos by U.S. Air National Guard Senior Airman Madison Hampton)
Come out and enjoy the sounds of two awesome bands as they join together to perform for you at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson County fairgrounds in Central Point, Oregon. Air National Guard Band of the West Coast, Air National Guard Band of the Southwest
RT @CalGuard: Did you see this story done by @kietdo and @KPIXtv on our Airmen from the @146AirliftWing assisting @sanmateoco in setting up…
RT @AirNatlGuard: Tech. Sgt. Mario Lopez-Casas from the @146AirliftWing puts sheets on a hospital bed while setting up a Federal Medical St…
RT @AirNatlGuard: More than 14,830 National Guard members in all 54 states, territories and the District of Columbia are on duty to help fi…
RT @USNationalGuard: Today is #NationalDoctorsDay, and we'd like to celebrate by thanking all of the courageous doctors helping fight the C…
RT @USNationalGuard: “One of the big reasons I joined the Guard was to be able to do missions like this. It’s a scary time for a lot of peo…
RT @CalGuard: #HAPPENINGNOW Airmen from the Cal Guard's @146AirliftWing set up beds as part of a Federal Medical Station being set up insi…
Today our airmen are assisting with retrofitting the Los Angeles Convention Center into a federal medical shelter a… https://t.co/PGrAN9fA5o
No matter when, no matter where, when you need us, we’re #alwaysthere #COVID19 https://t.co/fqFiVnYJLH
RT @GeneralRoth: Visiting with Major General Baldwin, the Adjutant General of California, and units of the 146th Airlift Wing as they set u…
California Air National Guard personnel from the 146th Airlift Wing's Medical Group assisted @FoodbankSBC in their… https://t.co/Db9iPS47qG
RT @vcstar: After a quarter of the county's food pantries closed over the past two weeks, the National Guard is now extending emergency foo…
RT @daveminsky: 14 National Guard men and women arrived early Friday at @FoodbankSBC in Santa Maria to support distribution ops as need for…
Today we’re helping @FoodbankSBC to deliver food to multiple facilities that are donating food to those in need ar… https://t.co/1qVggZac0B
As of this morning we’ve assembled 275 patient beds at the Indio Fairgrounds to assist Riverside County. We’re hono… https://t.co/uyvpelHP2q
Video from @KESQShelby of our Airmen assisting the #riversidecountyfairgrounds assisting with setting up medical fa… https://t.co/0X9tmgBq4O
This Morning airmen from the 146th Airlift Wing mobilized to help assist with the retrofitting of the Indio Fairgro… https://t.co/MQWacZJlOX
Please welcome and congratulate the new 146th Operations Group Commander Col. Chris Dougherty on his assumption of… https://t.co/Q6Q30EkX3a
RT @AirNatlGuard: "For many wing members, this was their first exposure to this type of scenario, so those functional skills will need time…
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Happy Friday everyone! If you see or hear any increased military activity next week, don't be alarmed! We will be c… https://t.co/LoBW7Cndts

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Military Personnel Flight/ID/DD214

(805) 986-7470

Family Readiness

(805) 986-7468

Director of Psychological Health                                   


Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

(805) 758-8083  

Chaplain's Office           

(805) 986-7481

Wing Headquarters

(805) 986-8000

Public Affairs

(805) 986-7420

Noise Complaints                

(805) 986-7420

California National Guard Public Affairs (State)           

(916) 854-3304


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