NewsPublications News Release U.S. Army Awards Bronze Star Medal for Valor to Murrieta Vietnam Veteran 50 Years Later The U.S. Army awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor to retired Sgt. Joseph E. Engles on March 20, 2017, at the Veterans Memorial in Murrieta, California. News Release Silicon Valley Air National Guard Unit Performs Second Rescue in Past Week After saving the life of a 63-year-old civilian contractor aboard a U.S. naval ship just seven days ago, the CA Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing conducted its 1,014th life-saving mission Saturday evening over the Pacific Ocean. News Release Veterans Day Event to Honor Vietnam War Aviators, feature Helicopter Fly-in and Plaque Dedication The CA Military Dept. (National Guard) and the Association of the U.S. Army will host a Veterans Day ceremony honoring all Californians who served as pilots or crew members during the Vietnam War on Friday, Nov. 11, at Mather Air Base, News Release Media Flight Opportunity: Multi-State Earthquake Exercise Tests Southern California Response CA and NV National Guard personnel will host Vigilant Guard 2016 in November, bringing together more than 1,200 members of local, state and federal agencies for an earthquake-response exercise at several locations in both states. News Release Camp Roberts, JFTB Los Alamitos Earn National Environmental Awards The environmental teams at Camp Roberts and JFTB Los Alamitos received Army National Guard Environmental Awards this month for their restoration and sustainability efforts. News Release Brig. Gen. John W. Lathrop Assumes Command of JFTB Los Alamitos Brig. Gen. John W. Lathrop will assume command of the California National Guard’s Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) Los Alamitos on Saturday, Oct. 1, succeeding Brig. Gen. Nathaniel S. Reddicks. News Release Weekly Update on Cal Guard Involvement in California’s Statewide Firefighting Effort The following is an update on the California National Guard’s support of interagency wildfire efforts. At present, the following Cal Guard assets and personnel are actively fighting wildfires across the state: News Release 146th Airlift Wing Stands Up Tanker Base, C-130 MAFFS in Support of Wildfire Battle The CA Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, (146 AW) in support of CA Dept. of Fire and Forestry Protection (CAL FIRE), began conducting Air Tanker Base operations Sunday on Channel Islands Air National Guard Station (CIANGS) in Southern California. News Release National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing Conducts Second Pacific Ocean Rescue in Past Week CA Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing (RQW) completed an overwater rescue mission on the Pacific Ocean today, saving the life of a seriously ill 48-year-old male on board the Union Trader, a Greek shipping vessel. News Release Cal Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing Activates MAFFS C130J Airtankers to Support Cal Fire At the request of the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection (CAL FIRE), the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing activated two C-130J Hercules aircraf…..