• PJs deploy to Africa

    Airmen from the 131st Rescue Squadron departed from here to Djibouti for a three month deployment December 28. The 20 Airmen, which included pararescuemen, combat rescue officers, parachute riggers, and support personnel, deployed to provide combat search and rescue support for Operation Enduring Freedom's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
  • February Portrait of a Professional

    Staff Sgt. Rick Popplewell, NCO in charge of the 129th Medical Group's Immunizations Clinic, is the 129th Rescue Wing's Portrait of a Professional for Feburary.  Portrait of a Professional is a monthly profile of an outstanding Staff Sgt. and below. How has serving in the ANG changed your outlook? Working with the 129th has shown me many
  • HRA: What did you do today to push the 'Flywheel'?

    As your Human Resources Advisor, I will help create an environment in our wing that harnesses the talents, strengths and knowledge of our Airmen. I will also assist in the transformation of a culture that encourages empowerment of our Airmen and one that allows them the opportunities to display their greatness. With these efforts we can be most
  • California Air Guard both learn and guide at premier CSAR exercise

    "Angel Thunder," the largest and most complex Department of Defense personnel recovery exercise, featured members of the 129th Rescue Wing for the first time this year, Dec. 1 through 12, said Maj. David R. Bozzo, the 129th Operations Support Flight Intelligence Officer. "Our involvement in Angel Thunder was driven by finding an exercise that could
  • Drive to drill, save some lives ... Another day at the office

    Early Sunday morning on Dec. 7, Lt. Col. Jack O'Neill, commander of the 130th Rescue Squadron of the California Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing, was driving in his car from San Ramon, Calif., for the second day of the weekend drill at Moffett Federal Airfield. At 5 a.m., he was just waking up, driving to what he thought would be another
  • Cal Guardsmen receive priority placement at CSU schools

    Are you applying to a California State University for Academic Year 2010? If you're an Airman who wants to be a Cal-State student, you can apply to have priority placement in academic year 2010. If selected, you will be guaranteed admission to a CSU campus. The California National Guard quota is limited, but covers the majority of the 23 CSU
  • “Strong Bonds” Marriage Enrichment Seminar opportunities available

    If you are interested in communicating effectively, working as a team to solve problems, managing conflicts without damaging closeness, and preserving and enhancing love, commitment, and friendship, then the Marriage Enrichment Seminar is for you! Here is how you can attend: 1. Interested servicemember notifies Chaplain's office and then registers
  • NCOs realize benefit of in-residence PME from home

    Ten non-commissioned officers from all across the 129th Rescue Wing have been gathering two nights every week since September in the Wing Headquarters conference room to learn and grow professionally together. Believe it or not, these dedicated NCOs are attending the NCO Academy from here at Moffett. They aren't alone trying to complete the course
  • Air Guard recruiting: We are all recruiters

    As the California Air National Guard enters another challenging year of recruiting the brightest and best men and women to serve their state and country, recruiting's base and national support continues to grow. As 129th Rescue Wing members take advantage of the $2,000 paid to those who help friends enlist through the Guard Recruiting Assistance
  • 129th rescuers continue the search for Hurricane Ike victims

    California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing here deployed to Kelly Field in San Antonio for Hurricane Ike search and rescue support operations continued their search Sept. 13 for stranded victims near Galveston, Texas. Four Joint Task Force 129 HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, including two from the 129th RQW, departed from Kelly

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