About the 146th Airlift Wing

We are a combat ready organization prepared to support the U.S. and allied forces, as well as provide disaster response, humanitarian relief, and large scale aerial firefighting capabilities to the state of California and the nation.


The mission of the 146th Airlift Wing is to provide expertly trained, properly equipped, and professionally developed airmen ready to respond for our state and nation with unmatched tactical airlift and operation capabilities across the spectrum of operations. 


The vision of the 146th Airlift Wing is to ensure premier tactical airlift and agile combat support forging bold and innovative airmen as guardians of freedom and justice around the globe now and into the future. 


ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

ANG Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Personnel Services

Personnel Services Delivery Transformation represents a new way of doing business that is transforming the Air Force's personnel processes, organizations and technology to provide a new personnel service delivery model that replaces many labor-intensive processes today. The goal of PSD is to provide better customer service with 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week accessibility for Airmen to conduct personnel transactions via improved Web-based applications and an enhanced Contact Center. For more information, click here.

C-130 Hercules

The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for air dropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. Read full fact sheet.


It is the policy of the 146th Airlift Wing to make agency records available to the public to the greatest extent possible in keeping with the spirit and intent of the Freedom of Information Act. Read more.


The 146th Environmental Management Office is responsible for planning, programming, and implementing the installation's environmental protection programs in support of wing and host requirements at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Calif. click here for environmental policy letter

Airmen & Family Readiness

The 146th AW Airmen and Family Readiness Program provides a plethora of resources for airmen and their families. For more information, contact:805-986-7468 or visit their Facebook Page.

ANG Info

Contact Information

Military Personnel Flight/ID/DD214

(805) 986-7470
Family Readiness

(805) 986-7468

Director of Psychological Health                                   


Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

(805) 758-8083  

Chaplain's Office           

(805) 986-7481

Wing Headquarters

(805) 986-8000

Public Affairs

(805) 986-7420

Noise Complaints                

(805) 986-7420

California National Guard Public Affairs (State)           

(916) 854-3304