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  • 146th hosts Hill AFB F-16s

    F-16 aircraft from Hill Air Force Base's 4th Fighter Squadron in Salt Lake City, Utah shared the ramp with C-130s from the 146th Airlift Wing for two weeks in January, 2014. The F16s were participating in a U.S. Marine Corps Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) near Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. and with the U.S. Navy off the shore, as the local
  • Staff Sgt. Carlos Puga named California's Oustanding Airman of the Year

    Our very own Staff Sgt. Carlos Puga, Air Transportation Journeyman withSmall Air Terminal Operations, is California's newest Outstanding Airman ofthe Year. Currently deployed with Operation Enduring Freedom, Puga wasunable to accept the award personally at this year's ceremony. However,beaming with pride, Command Chief Rick Onsgard stepped on stage
  • January Commander's View

    Happy New Year! I hope the Holiday Season treated everyone well. A new year provides many things but I find one of the most important of these to be...a reverent look back on the passing year to help frame the proper perspective on the one ahead. What lays ahead for the 146th Airlift Wing you might ask? That is always a valid and relevant question
  • Civil Engineering Squadron host PT games

    Members of the 146th Civil Engineering Squadron have been using a not-so-new technique in getting ready for the annual Physical Training Assessment (PTA) and are making it a lot more fun. In the last couple of months, the squadron has taken part in a variety of non-conventional exercises to get ready for their test and are planning to continue
  • Team building hike with the 146th Security Forces Squadron

    A hot and dry wind blew across the entrance of the Sycamore canyon trail, as members of the 146th Security Forces Squadron exited the blue stagnant bus they had used for transport. A quick head count was called, and the team finalized adjustments to each other's gear before the hike. Previously briefed on the conditions and the terrain of the
  • Gratitude, focus of bi-annual Wingman Day

    The theme of gratitude prevailed at this year's second Wingman Day held on Thursday August 28, 2013. In addition to reminding wing members of safe practices as the end of summer approaches, including a Bicycle Safety presentation by Public Affairs' very own Master Sgt. Dave Buttner, the event was filled with guest speakers, awards and service
  • Chiefs hold promotion workshop for junior enlisted

    Command Chief Rick Onsgard of the 146th Airlift Wing and other chief's from the 146th held a workshop in the wing auditorium for junior enlisted on how to maximize their potential during oral board interviews for promotions on Sunday, July 14. The purpose of the workshop was to help maintain uniformity in the interview process for both Airmen being
  • Forest Service ends current MAFFS activation

    The U.S. Forest Service, through the National Interagency Fire Center here, has decided to end current military C-130 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System operations as of the end of the day on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.MAFFS aircraft and crews remain available for recall if the wildland fire situation dictates.In a notice to the Department of
  • 146th brings fallen firefighters home for somber ceremony at Los Alamitos JFTB

    The 146th Airlift Wing was honored July 10 with the task of bringing home two of the fallen 19 Hotshot firefighters who died in the line of duty June 30 battling the Yarnell fire near Phoenix. Approved by the Secretary of Defense, the California National Guard requested through the Governor that military aircraft be used for this mission.
  • MAFFS C130 crews back in Port Hueneme

    MAFFS 4 and MAFFS 6 aircraft assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing (AW) returned Monday July 8, after a month-long activation with rotations that began June 11. Aircrew, maintainers and support crews had been assisting with wildland firefighting efforts staging out of Colorado Springs and Mesa, Ariz. during the activation. The crews and aircraft and