• AFA Chapter 361 announces 129 RQW award recipients

    Air Force Association Chapter 361 announced the following members of the 129th Rescue Wing as the winners of the chapter's annual awards for the categories listed below.  Members will receive their award at the AFA Awards Banquet on Saturday, 3 November 2012.  Congratulations to the recipients.Airman: SrA Jacob R. EllwoodNon Commissioned Officer:
  • Success at Soaring Angel 13-1: the 129th Rescue Wing hosts joint service training

    The 129th Rescue Wing successfully completed a collaborative tactical training exercise coined Soaring Angel 13-1 here in a simulated deployed environment, Oct. 11-13. The exercise objectives were to rapidly deploy, construct and operate from Forward Operating Base Schoonover located at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which is more than 140 miles from
  • 129 RQW rescue crews save three from sinking vessel

    Three fishermen are safe and sound this evening thanks to the California National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing who rescued the trio about 140 miles off the coast of Morro Bay just before 8 p.m.The 129th RQW launched an HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter and an MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft with two Pararescuemen on-board just before 6 p.m. They were
  • 129th RQW AHA Educational Scholarship Program

    The 129th Alumni Heritage Association's Educational Scholarship Program announced it will award four $1,000 scholarships to unit members this year and is now accepting applications. The 129th AHA Educational Scholarship Program is intended to recognize exceptional 129th Rescue Wing enlisted members and to assist them in their education goals so
  • California Air Guard, U.S. Coast Guard complete joint rescue mission

    California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing, in a joint mission with the U.S. Coast Guard, successfully completed the rescue of two distressed fishermen aboard a fishing vessel about 1,400 miles off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. On Sunday, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Florida contacted the 129th Rescue Wing
  • Cal Guard aviators engage in statewide fire fight

    With more than 210,000 acres of the state burnt or ablaze, California National Guard (CNG) personnel continue to join forces with the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) to assist in efforts to extinguish fires.Eight CNG helicopters and one CNG Modular Airborne Fire
  • Air Guard helicopter crews join California wildfire fight

    Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have been demonstrating their dynamic life saving capabilities by fighting fires in California since Sunday.Two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and aircrews are battling the Jawbone Complex Fire in Kern County, Calif. outside Bakersfield in Southern California. The aircrews are currently based out of
  • Nepal seeks 129 RQW advice for natural disaster preparedness

    The 129th Rescue Wing hosted a Nepal-based media team, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., May 6, to film footage for a disaster response documentary. Nepal and the United States share common concerns regarding natural disasters like earthquakes and floods. The film will use interviews from Airmen to
  • 129 RQW Airmen translate during international rescue

    Senior Airman Yaohui Chen serves the CNG's 129th Rescue Wing as a military pay technician, which means his job "is usually in a seat at a desk." But sometimes when duty calls, it takes an Airman to places he is not accustomed to. "I received the call from my superintendent on Saturday morning, March 10, while taking my older daughter to her
  • State Senate honors Air National Guardsmen for international maritime rescue

    Seven California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing were honored during the California Senate floor session on April 12 for their efforts in the successful rescue of two injured fishermen from a fishing vessel in international waters 500 miles off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. "Thank you, good folks, for the rescue at sea. [This

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