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  • Extreme Makeover seeks military families for holiday episode

    The cast of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" would like to brighten the holidays for a deserving military family this year.The reality show is seeking nominations for military families in desperate need of a home makeover. The selected family will be featured in an upcoming holiday episode."We want to do a holiday-themed episode that's even
  • Sisters in arms

    To what extent would a trooper go to support a brother- or sister-in-arms? Two sisters were separated by hundreds of miles of land and sea, but a promise brought an Army staff sergeant to Guantanamo Bay to pin on her sister's new rank during her promotion ceremony.The Abbott sisters joined the military within a year of each other, Rebecca joining
  • Area Air National Guard troops arrive home for Thanksgiving

    Family members with flags and handmade "welcome home" signs trained their eyes on the southern horizon, watching for the first of two C-130J Hercules air transport planes due home Wednesday from Afghanistan.Which is why nobody expected the C-130 to thunder over their heads from the north, prompting squeals of, "Here they come!"The surprise flyover
  • Air National Guard Band of the Southwest to perform

    The Air National Guard Band of the Southwest will perform "A Tribute to Sammy Nestico" on Sunday at Oceanview Pavilion's Performing Arts Theatre by the Beach in Port Hueneme.The group is composed of civilian airmen whose jobs include professional musicians, music educators, computer programmers, accountants, engineers and law enforcement
  • November Commander's View

    As the holiday season approaches, I have been busy preparing myself and my family for my upcoming deployment to the desert. While I am gone for these few months, Col Greg Jones will be the acting wing commander. We also have many deployers from Ops, Maintenance and AES who are going to be returning in the next few weeks. We are certainly proud of
  • November's Post It's, Promotions and News Picks

    Here is the latest and greatest from the 146th Airlift Wing! Be sure to check out all the great information and new stories on the webpage! 146th AES assist with transport of Libyan rebelsThe 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron currently has several members deployed to Ramstein, Germany, and very recently some of these deployers were tasked with
  • 146th AES bring aid to Libyan rebels

    The 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron currently has several members deployed to Ramstein, Germany, and very recently some of these deployers were tasked with what they were told was a "high profile" mission that would be going to Libya. Capt. Kelly Khamkongsay, a flight nurse with the 146th AES, recounted the mission and shared with us many
  • CNG Adjutant General visits 146th AW

    Newly appointed Adjutant General Major General David S. Baldwin made a visit to the 146th Airlift Wing here at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on October 1 and 2, 2011. His visit is the first to the wing were he learned all the base' s capabilities and wing strength. During his visit to the 146th, Baldwin took a tour of the base and
  • USAF Academy appointment opportunities for Air National Guard personnel

    Each year up to 85 deserving Airmen from the ranks of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve are afforded the opportunity to receive appointments to the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). The Air Force Academy, which is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, educates young men and women for service and leadership in the Air Force. The
  • Two views of defense budget cuts aired

    A panel supporting military bases and jobs in Ventura County heard opposite takes Tuesday (Oct.11) on what federal defense cuts might mean.Capt. Jim McHugh, commanding officer of Naval Base Ventura County, doubted the announced shutdown of a Seabee construction battalion next year would significantly hurt the base."We've got potential business