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  • California Adjutant General: It's Time to Grow the Guard

    A statement from Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, Adjutant General for the California National Guard, in response to the Pentagon's Air Force Force Structure announcement on March 13:"On Tuesday the nation learned that the Department of the Air Force is proposing net reductions of about 6,000 Air National Guardsmen from its force structure, a number
  • 12th Air Force Commander reminds Airmen 'Why we fight'

    "Never forget what we ask these men and women to do," said U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, 12th Air Force commander, as he addressed a crowded room full of 388th Fighter Wing nominees and annual award winners at the wing's annual banquet Feb. 7. Rand quoted Casper Weinberger in his book, "Home of the Brave," in describing military
  • New California Air Guard Commander visits wing, shares vision

    The new California Air National Guard Commander got an up close look at the 129th Rescue Wing here Feb. 4 and 5, 2012.Brig. Gen. James C. Witham, who joined the California National Guard last fall after working as chief of staff of the New Jersey Air National Guard, visited wing facilities and held group-level town hall meetings with 129th Airmen.
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Mortgage update

    In May of 2011 the Department of Justice settled with a subsidiary Bank of America on behalf of servicemembers whose homes were unlawfully foreclosed on. The allegations against BAC Home Loans Servicing LP stemmed from allegations from servicemembers who claimed Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, which Bank of America acquired, foreclosed on
  • PDF team shines during Phase I ORI

    As Air Combat Command inspected the 129th Rescue Wing during their Phase One Operational Readiness Inspection in December, they took note of 129th Mission Support Group's Force Support Flight's Personnel Deployment Function.Ultimately, the ACC's Inspector General team awarded the 129th PDF team with an "Outstanding" rating. "We have such a great
  • SCRA 6% interest rate reduction for school loans

    The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, formerly known as the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act, established in 2003, is a federal law that provides certain protections for military members as they enter active duty or recently retired members are entitled to, allowing them to perform their military duties without the worry of circumstances
  • Heroes recognized for lives saved

    Eleven California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross at Moffett Federal Airfield on Nov. 5 for multiple combat search and rescue missions conducted in Afghanistan during 2009 and 2010.The Distinguished Flying Cross is one of the Air Force's highest honors, awarded to servicemembers who
  • Bay Area Guardsmen to be recognized for heroism

    Ten California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing will be presented the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross at a ceremony here tomorrow, Nov. 5 at 3:00 p.m.129th Rescue Wing Airmen from around the Bay Area heroically performed combat rescue missions in Afghanistan, often under hostile fire, in 2009 and 2010. Because of these actions
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