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  • Fires hit close to home for 146th Airlift Wing

    When hot, dry, gusty winds from the east, known as Santa Ana winds, carried the sparks and embers of the Camarillo Springs wildfire dangerously close to homes and neighborhoods late last week, the California National Guard members who responded alongside fire personnel had a unique opportunity: to protect their own homes and communities.The 146th
  • April Commander's View

    Welcome to April's UTA. For several months we've been working hard to prepare for this month's Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) and our scheduled October Air Mobility Command Inspector General's (AMC/IG) Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI). Recently, AMC/IG provided the 146AW with some very important changes which will change the way AMC
  • Preparation begins at the 146th

    Young Airmen at the 146th Airlift Wing had many challenges before them last February UTA. It was only the second month of the year, but the race to make sure all assets and personnel are properly trained and ready for the upcoming ORI had begun. With the tasks before them, they only have until November when they will be put to the test during the
  • Guard’s Only Female MTI Named AU NCO of Year

    The first and only female Military Training Instructor in the Air National Guard is also the first and only Air National Guardsman to be named the Air University Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.Tech. Sgt. Leslie Cummings of Corona, Calif., is a Military Training Instructor for the Academy of Military Science, the U.S. Air Force Officer Training
  • March Commander's View

    Budget Crisis. Sequestration. Debt ceiling. Continuing Resolution. Furlough. These words have been in the news lately. As one who believes in transparency and as much disclosure as possible, I'm going to share what I know about these topics as of now. You may or may not be aware, but there are actually several events all happening at the same time.
  • February Commanders View

     I hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays and the much needed time off with family and friends. The Super Bowl has been decided and congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens for a hard fought victory. There are two looming dates in March that will affect the 146th AW in respects to the federal budget. March 1st is the deadline for sequestration and
  • December Commander's View

    We have officially entered the holiday season with the Thanksgiving weekend just passing and I hope all of you had time to enjoy some much needed time off. Christmas and New Years are right around the corner and before we know it, 2013 will be here. This Sunday of drill will be a combination Family Day, Hometown Heroes, and Christmas Party. Please
  • November Commander' s View

    As this edition of the Commander's View was being written, Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the northeast, the most populated area of the United States. Although this hurricane was not as powerful as some in the past, the amount of damage was extremely large. Hurricane Sandy brought massive flooding to New York and New Jersey, and caused
  • 562nd Band Deploys to AFCENT

    "Fuego Azul" lit the summer on fire with Latin dance grooves and mainstream popular hits in Southwest Asia and Kyrgyzstan during July and August of this year. Comprised of Airmen from the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest located at the 146th Airlift Wing, the salsa dance band performed morale-boosting shows for servicemen and women, and