California Air National Guard

More than 4,500 citizen airmen fill the ranks of our five wings which are strategically positioned across California to support the state and nation in times of need. Our highly specialized servicemen and women leverage a variety of aviation platforms and combat tested expertise to perform a full spectrum of missions. Whether we are dropping water on wildfires here in California, providing homeland air defense for all of the Western U.S. or offering direct support to combat commanders overseas, our airmen are always engaged to protect the state and nation.

 

Vision

​A ready, reliable, and relevant force, now and into the future.​

 

Mission

​The California Air National Guard organizes, trains, and equips airmen to provide air, space, cyberspace, and support capabilities to the state and nation.

 

Core Competencies

​Develop Airmen… Organized, Trained, and Equipped

Enhanced User Capability Through Technology

Integrated Operations

Resource Acquisition and Management

Care for our Airmen, Civilian Employees and their Families

 

Major General Clay L. Garrison
Commander
California Air National Guard

Chief Master Sergeant Steven J. Pyszka
State Command Chief
California Air National Guard

Mission

The 129th Rescue Wing’s mission is to train and prepare to perform its wartime mission of combat search and rescue anywhere in the world. The 129th has performed a wide variety of civilian search and rescue missions, including distressed persons aboard ships, lost or injured hikers, and medical evacuations.

 

Click Here to view the 129th Rescue Wing website.

Vision

To provide Superiority in support of worldwide joint operations state and federal as well as Air Defense of the United States.​

 

Mission

The California Air National Guard Base in Fresno is home to the 144th Fighter Wing. The Federal Mission of the 144th Fighter Wing is to provide Air Superiority in support of worldwide joint operations as well as Air Defense of the United States. Additionally, the wing provides agile combat support, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to combatant commanders around the globe. The Wing also provides a variety of homeland defense capabilities to U.S. NORTHCOM.

 

State Mission – The 144th Fighter Wing provides a variety of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) capabilities to the Governor of California. Primary contributions include ready manpower, reconnaissance assets, response to chemical, biological and radiological attacks, security, medical, civil engineering and command and control.​

 

Click Here to view the 144th Fighter Wing website.

Mission

​To provide a combat ready militia for the security, welfare, and humanitarian needs of our community, state, and nation.

 

​Click Here to view the 146th Airlift Wing website.

Vision

​Air National Guard Professionals Providing Mission Capabilities, Leadership, and Readiness to the Air Force, Combatant Commanders, and the State of California, Now and into the Future.

 

Mission

​Safely execute global unmanned aerial systems (UAS), combat support, and humanitarian missions by highly trained, professional Air National Guard men and women.

 

Core Competencies

​As a premier Total Force Wing, we embrace the US Air Force Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do!

 

Click Here to view the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing website.

Vision

Be a premier multi-mission Wing providing relevant, innovative and agile combat forces to meet the evolving needs of the Air Force and the State of California.

 

Mission

Train, deploy, and employ our Airmen and assets to deliver integrated Space, Cyber, and Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance capabilities to the Combatant Commands and the Governor of California.

 

Click Here to view the 195th Wing website