• Air Force revamps AEF

    The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a consistent Air Force capacity to the
  • California Air National Guardsmen perform scenario training, Marine Corps Base, Hawaii

    The month of April proved to be quite eventful for the California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing. April began with a complex rescue mission 900 nautical miles off the coast of Mexico, and ended with the successful completion of personnel recovery training in Hawaii. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the 129th Rescue Wing is
  • California Air National Guard on USS Vandegrift

    A team of Air National Guardsmen from the Bay Area's 129th Rescue Wing, California Air National Guard, remain onboard the USS Vandegrift providing patient and family care following a daring rescue of the Rebel Heart located one thousand miles off the coast of Baja California. Last Thursday evening, a four-man Guardian Angel team from the 129th RQW
  • California Air National Guard Continues Rescue Effort

    A team of Air National Guardsmen from the Bay Area's 129th Rescue Wing continues their lifesaving mission of an American infant off the coast of Mexico.  On Thursday evening, four pararescuemen from the 129th RQW parachuted to Rebel Heart, a 36-foot sailing vessel, to provide immediate medical attention to a seriously ill 1-year-old girl. While her
  • California Air National Guard Conducts Rescue off Coast of Mexico

    A team of Air National Guardsmen from the Bay Area's 129th Rescue Wing departed Moffett Federal Airfield this afternoon to conduct a complex, overwater rescue mission to save the life of an American infant on a vessel approximately 900 nautical miles off the coast of Mexico.     The 129th RQW received a call late this morning from the U.S. Coast
  • USAF To Award Combat Rescue Helo Contract This Year

    The US Air Force will award a contract on its new Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) before the end of June, despite the program not being included in the fiscal 2015 budget request.The announcement was made by Maj. Gen. James Martin during the service's budget briefing at the Pentagon.The service will realign around $430 million from other Air Force
  • 129th Operations Group Commander Retires

    Friends, family and colleagues celebrated the retirement of Lt. Col. Steve Silver, 129th Operations Group Commander, during an informal gathering Saturday at the 129th Rescue Wing. During his 28-year career, Silver flew HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters at the 129th from 1994 to 1998, and returned in 2008 as Inspector General before his 2012 promotion
  • NASA/GSA announces lease of Moffett Field to Planetary Ventures

    Col Steven J. Butow, commander of the Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing near San Jose, Calif., released the following statement Monday following the announcement by NASA and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that Planetary Ventures LLC, an affiliate of Google, Inc., won a competitive bid to lease Moffett Federal Airfield:
  • 129th Rescue Wing now accepting applications: HH-60G Pilot

    The 129th Rescue Squadron is seeking qualified HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilot candidates and now accepting applications. This is a traditional guardsman position with the 129th Rescue Wing and applicants can either be rated or non-rated.All applicants must visit www.pavehawk.com, click on 'Jobs' and complete the questionnaire. Completed
  • 129th Rescue Wing continues fighting Rim Fire

    Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have performed more than 400 bucket drops resulting in over 188,000 gallons of water dropped since they began fighting the Rim Fire August 20.Wildfires raging in Tuolumne County continue to threaten lives, property and critical infrastructure. Two HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters and aircrews

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