• Exercise 'Vigilant Sword' underway

    The 129th Rescue Wing conducted Vigilant Sword, a Phase I Operational Readiness Exercise, Oct. 1-2 at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif. in preparation for two Air Combat Command assessments scheduled in December 2011 and June 2012.The Operational Readiness Inspection is divided into two full-spectrum assessments. Phase I includes the inspection of
  • Public affairs office sponsoring newsletter naming contest

    Are you a creative person? Do you read household paint or nail polish color names and think to yourself, "Geesh, I can come up with a name better than that."Well we have an exciting opportunity for you!The 129th Rescue Wing Public Affairs office's newsletter, the Rescue e-Gram, is in need of a name change. Although the publication transitioned from
  • Air Force releases updated dress and appearance instructions

    The Air Force's instruction on dress and personal appearance recently received an appearance upgrade with the release of the updated instruction July 18.Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance, received the facelift after several years of interim updates as uniform items were introduced and phased out.The last revision to the
  • 129th hosting Yellow Ribbon event in Santa Clara

    The 129th Rescue Wing will host a two-day Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Event at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, Calif., Aug. 13-14. The first day of this event includes workshops on resiliency while day two promotes the various benefits and entitlements members and their families are entitled to. The second day also features keynote
  • New chaplains strive to create connections with wing Airmen

    The 129th Rescue Wing Chaplain's Office is pleased to welcome Capt. Dave Schenone and 1st Lt. Philip Smith, as two of the newest chaplains to serve in the California National Guard.With the combined experience of more than 28 years in chaplaincy, Schenone, prior active-duty Air Force chaplain, and Smith, former chaplain in the Air Force Reserve,
  • Portrait of a Professional: August 2011

    Portrait of a Professional is a monthly profile of an outstanding Staff Sergeant or below. Senior Airman Deepak Prasad, cyberspace journeyman assigned to the 129th Communications Flight, is featured in this month's Portrait of a Professional.What is your favorite memory in the Air Force?Coming back from deployment was pretty cool, seeing my family
  • Wing adds 129th Director of Psychological Health to its ranks

    Air National Guard leaders created new, wing-level positions last year to provide mental health support to Airmen and their families before and after deployments.The 129th Rescue Wing recently added one of its own.The wing welcomes Mr. David Haley, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as the 129th Wing Director of Psychological Health or WDPH.
  • E-mail at work: Know when it’s authorized

    Ask yourself these questions: Do you send out funny forwards, that are sometimes inappropriate, to make your friends and co-workers laugh? Do you make plans for a picnic or football game for the upcoming weekend? Do you use e-mail to banter back and forth and say things that you normally wouldn't say if that person was right in front of
  • Portrait of a Professional: July 2011

    Portrait of a Professional is a monthly profile of an outstanding Staff Sergeant or below. Staff Sgt. Fernando Borrego, food service manager assigned to the 129th Services Flight, is featured in this month's Portrait of a Professional. What is your favorite memory in the Air Force?My favorite moment in the Air Force came last year during the Monday

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