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  • Santa Clara County offers free park passes

    In 2007 the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a program spearheaded by the Santa Clara County National Guard Veterans Affairs Commission that grants Annual Vehicle Entry Passes to California National Guard members in pay grades E-4 or below for parks operated by Santa Clara County. There is a one-time administrative fee of $4.
  • October 2009 Portrait of a Professional

    Portrait of a Professional is a monthly profile of an outstanding Staff Sgt. and below. Staff Sgt. Joshua Webster, 131st Rescue Squadron pararescueman, is featured in this month's Portrait of a Professional. What motivated you to enlist in the AF? I was an Army Ranger deployed in 2003 to Afghanistan where I was stationed at Bagram Air Base. Being a
  • Wing updates on-base motorcycle requirements

    To comply with the California Adjutant General's policy on motorcycle safety, changes will be made to the 129th Rescue Wing's motorcycle policy effective the October UTA. These requirements are mandatory for all California Military Department service members in any duty status, including AGR, ADSW, Title 32, SAD, ESAD, IDT, ADT, Federal Technician,
  • KTVU needs servicemembers for "Operation Salute'

    In April KTVU Fox 2 and KICU TV 36 began airing a television news vignette series called "Operation Salute." It was designed to showcase Bay Area-based military personnel and their families on local television. "Our intention is to appreciate, salute, and honor local military personnel who are positively contributing to our local community," said
  • Lifesavers come home from Afghanistan

    Relieved families, friends and co-workers, patriots on motorcycles, local firefighters and media surrounded the group of rescuers as the arrived here from a four-month deployment Sept. 9. It was a welcome sight as the 129th Rescue Wing Airmen returned home from an intense combat deployment to Afghanistan where they rescued 187 injured people,
  • Be prepared, know H1N1 prevention and symptoms

    A global pandemic of H1N1 influenza is underway. More than 70 countries have reported cases. All 50 of the states in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands have reported H1N1. Outbreaks are ongoing and in some cases with intense activity. H1N1 in conjunction with seasonal influenza poses the potential to cause
  • September UTA News and Notes

    This is a compiliation of news bits Airmen and families can use to prepare for the upcoming UTA weekend. Welcome new 129th members! Maj. George Dona Staff Sgt. Abdiel Tugaff Senior Airman Brendan Baker Senior Airman Bebedict Chan Senior Airman Gabriel Nascimento Airman 1st Class Danielle Dunker Airman 1st Class Leonard Jackson Airman 1st Class
  • September 2009 Portrait of a Professional

    Portrait of a Professional is a monthly profile of an outstanding Staff Sgt. and below. Airman 1st Class James Ruckdeschel, 129th AMXS, is featured in this month's Portrait of a Professional.What is your favorite memory in the AF? My first low level on our MC-130P Combat Shadow. What motivated you to enlist in the AF? Patriotism How has being an
  • Kick off event for Year of the Military Family

    In commemoration of the Year of the Military Family, all are welcome to attend a free mixer and movie night at the Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale on Saturday, Sept. 12. Single Airmen and married Guard members, their families and friends are all invited. Effective July 2009, the National Guard and its sister services proclaimed July 2009 to July 2010 the
  • Unusual day for 129th heroes

    Almost an hour passed before U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk flight team pilots, gunners and pararescuemen taxied back to the landing pad here after a rescue mission.  As they peeled back their heavy body armor and dismounted their war birds reveling and exhaling with relief, their uniform t-shirts were soaked in perspiration from another hearty,
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