California Air National Guardsmen, Master Sgt. Randall Johnson, an MC-130P Combat Shadow loadmaster, assigned with the 129th Rescue Wing performs a pre-flight checklist during Soaring Angel, a collaborative tactical-training exercise at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Oct. 2-5, 2014. During Soaring Angel, personnel from the 129th RQW conducts joint operations, satisfying their tactical training and readiness requirements through multiple live scenarios during the multi-day exercise in a simulated deployment environment at Moffett Federal Airfield, Fort Hunter Liggett, and San Clemente Island, all in California. (California Air National Guard photo by SSgt. Kim E. Ramirez/Released)

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Photo by: SSgt. Kim E. RamirezReleased |  VIRIN: 141002-Z-IG805-106.JPG