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  • Catching up with the BEEF!

    Hawaii, Cuba, Canada, Guam--sounds like a dream vacation, but it's just another day on the job for the 146th Airlift Wing Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), and they are on the move... again. But don't think for a minute that these engineers are on vacation. They are working arduously as the Prime BEEF team (Base Emergency Engineering Force). The
  • North Carolina Air National Guard returns to MAFFS mission

    The North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wingwill return to flying MAFFS Aug. 14, six weeks after four of the unit'sAirmen were killed in a C-130 crash during a fire fighting mission in SouthDakota."Charlotte's MAFFS 8 will replace MAFFS 9 from California, for three weekswhile the 146th Airlift Wing's C-130 undergoes required
  • A shadow falls over MAFFS activation this year

    On June 25, the California National Guard' s 146th Airlift Wing (AW) proudly entered yet another annual fight with U.S. Forest Service against wildfires, this time in the Rocky Mountain Region with flames threatening the Air Force Academy and new cadets in Colorado Springs, Colo. The threat to life and property was so great this year that all eight
  • Motorcycle Ride-In and BBQ Huge Success

         Vintage and top-of-the-line motorcycles from all over Southern California streamed through the gates this drill weekend to attend the wing safety program's inaugural "Motorcycle Show and Barbeque."     Organized by the Motorcycle Mentorship Program, the event sought to bring together all drivers in a community setting, both two-wheeled and
  • July Commander's View

     The 146th AW has been extremely busy the last couple of months with four inspections and the recent activation of MAFFS. The inspections went very well and I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and efforts. Special congratulations to the AES who were awarded an "Outstanding" for their Health Services Inspection and to Maintenance
  • MAFFS drops continue in Cheyenne

    Firefighting support to the U.S. Forest Service is now based out of Cheyenne, Wyo. for the 27 members of the146th Airlift Wing (AW) who were activated one week ago, June 30, 2012. C130s equipped with MAFFS (Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems) arrived from around the country in response to requests from the Forest Service."Weather has played a
  • July's Post its, Promotions and News Picks

    Here is the latest news and information you need to know from the 146th Airlift Wing. For all the most up to date information be sure to check out our public webpage, like us on Facebook or even watch videos from YouTube and follow us on Twitter! Welcome our newest Airmen of the 146th!Timothy McCleary Guido Morales Bryson PhillippeKurt Joob Barry
  • MAFFS now staging out of Cheyenne's 153rd Airlift Wing

    Members of 146th Airlift Wing (AW) moved MAFFS (Modular Airborne FirefightingSystems) operations from Colorado Springs, Colo. July 4, 2012, and are nowstaging flights out of Cheyenne, Wyo.; home of the 153rd AW. The U.S. ForestService continues to head the battle on wildfires in the Rocky Mountain areawith six MAFFS aircraft-two from the 146AW, two
  • MAFFS operations resume

    C-130 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) operations resumed yesterday morning, out of Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colo.The California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing joined the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing and the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing, stationed at Peterson Air Force
  • 146th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Paul J. Hargrove sends condolences to 145th Airlift Wing in Charlotte, N.C.

    "Today the 146th Airlift Wing is mourning those lost in the MAFFS 7 accident--Airmen who we have flown side by side with for so many years. We hold the highest respect for these brave aircrew members, and want to convey to the families our deepest sorrow. Our prayers go out to the grieving families and the injured Airmen as they recover."