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  • Bon Voyage with the Band Day Five

    Three more performances under our belts and we are calling it a day! Wednesday we had a performance in Ogden City; on Thursday the band performed in Murray City, and on the 4th of July they performed at the Brigham City Pioneer Park in Brigham City, Utah. Whew!The performance on the 4th was special because we got to see the group Fuego Azul perform
  • Bon Voyage with the Band Day Four

    4:45 AM and the Tailgaters are off to Park City, Utah. It was about an hour drive and, as usual, I slept the whole way there. During the Tailgaters performance at Hill Air Force Base, a fellow National Guard member Joe Davis, who also happens to be the host of a TV show, approached the Tailgaters and asked them to be on his show. That's how they
  • Bon Voyage with the Band Day three

    Today I learned that even though the schedule of the band says we only have one thing to shoot that day, it is not always the case. Goodbye sleep... it was nice knowing you. Another 7 a.m. report time to head back to Hill Air Force Base s our band can march out of a C-5 Galaxy. In case you were wondering, it is the Air Force's largest cargo plane!
  • Bon Voyage with the Band Day Two

    The 562nd Air Force Band of the West Coast has made it to Utah! I wish I could say that the drive was beautiful and scenic but I slept the whole way. Much needed sleep for the long day that was ahead of us. Our day started with a 7am report time. The band and I headed over bright and early to Hill Air Force Base in Layton for their Air Show. I had
  • Bon Voyage with the Band Day One

    I have been out of tech. school for less than a year now and recently transferred to the 146th Airlift Wing from my original base in Indiana. This is my first tour with any base and my first time giving the journalism side of the job a try, so go easy on me when you are reading through this attempt at a blog. I will be taking pictures of the 562nd
  • May Featured Airman of the Month

    Master Sgt. Lolita Boudreaux is May's Airman of the month. Recently selected as the wing's First Sgt. Nomination as Outstanding Airman of the Year, this Maintenance Squadron first sergeant is nothing short of phenomenal.Boudreaux joined active duty Air Force in 1995. While working up the ranks in active duty Air Force, Boudreaux found time to
  • May Commander's View

    I hope you and your families have been enjoying your Spring breaks, and taking in all of our beautiful Southern California weather. Even though we are suffering from extreme drought conditions, we need to be thankful that we aren't suffering from the damaging storms, flooding and tornadoes that much of the rest of our country is seeing. Our
  • April Commander's View

    This winter has been especially tough on other parts of the country, and the National Guard has been present helping fellow Americans whose homes are flooded and where streets are covered with dangerous amounts of snow and ice. Every week we see nationwide news reports showing guardsmen working side by side with local officials providing relief and
  • April Featured Airman of the Month

    Congratulations to Technical Sergeant Quang Pham named April's featured Airman of the Month. The Resource and Equipment Manager for the 146th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Pham joined the Air National Guard in 2003 and has worked both as a supply technician and in the maintenance squadron. Pham has deployed several times with his unit, first in
  • 146th and 340th Bravo Company participate in JRSOI practice run

    Members of the Bravo Company 340th Base Support Battalion out of Atascadero, Calif. traveled down the California coast to the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme as part of a joint readiness exercise training on March 1. The exercise titled Joint Reception Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (JRSOI) is practice for a larger exercise to be held