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  • 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."
  • California National Guard Mourns Victims of North Carolina Guard Tragedy

    Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, Adjutant General for the California National Guard, issued the following statement today regarding the crash of a North Carolina Air National Guard C-130J aircraft in South Dakota: "The Airmen and Soldiers of the California National Guard were grief-stricken in learning of Sunday's tragedy involving the crash of a North
  • MAFFS Equipped C-130 Crashes in South Dakota

    7/2/2012 -  -- At approximately 6 P.M. MDT, a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System equipped C-130 aircraft supporting fire fighting missions crashed in the southwest corner of South Dakota. The aircraft was supporting the efforts against the White Draw Fire.The cause of the crash is not known and the incident is under investigation. There are no
  • SPECIAL EDITION:May Featured Airman of the Month

    As a special edition of the Channel Islands 'Featured Airman of the Month' the 146th would like to recognize Senior Airman Jonathan Khattar for the month of May. Khattar is a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol and was recently given the special opportunity to attend the Annual Civil Air Patrol National Board Meeting held in Washington D.C.
  • Private plane used in military exercises crashes near Point Mugu; pilot killed

    The pilot of a former British military plane died Friday when it crashed in an agricultural field on its return to Point Mugu.The crash of the private plane, contracted by the Navy for military exercises, came exactly one year after a civilian air tanker crashed at Point Mugu.The downed plane was a Hawker Hunter, a single-seat fighter/ground attack
  • Service Members, Families, Get Free Pass to National Parks

    Service members and their families will be able to enter all of America's national parks free of charge for a year under an initiative announced today.The pass - the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass, which normally costs $80 - will become available to service members and their dependents on Armed Forces
  • SPECIAL EDITION: May's Post its, Promotions and News Picks

    Here is a special edition of our Post it's, Promotions and News Picks. For all the latest information be sure to check out all our stories on the 146th public web page at www.146aw.ang.af.mil or "like" us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/146thAirliftWingCompliance Inspection team arrives! "We're here to validate readiness, capability and
  • Compliance Inspection team arrives

    "We're here to validate readiness, capability and compliance," said Colonel Steven Legrand, Compliance Inspection team chief. Col. Legrand arrived with his team of 42 inspectors Friday afternoon after a long five hour flight from Scott Air Force Base, Ill. to the clear skies and warm weather of Channel Islands. Making a gesture of a 'growing'