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U.S. Airmen with the 129th Security Forces Squadron, California Air National Guard perform weapons training, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 10, 2015. The training is in preparation for a future deployment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Kim E. Ramirez/Released)
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., prepares an MC130P Combat Shadow aircraft for a night-time overwater operation, August 12, 2016. The Guardsmen are preparing for an overwater rescue mission on the Pacific Ocean in response to a seriously ill 37-year-old crewman on board the HMCS Calgary, a Canadian naval frigate, 800 miles off shore from San Francisco. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ray Aquino/released)
Two HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter and an MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft, assigned with the 129th Rescue Wing, California Air National Guard, conduct an aerial refuel operations over the pacific ocean, April 3, 2014. (Courtesy photo by Master Sgt. Miguel Toro/released)
Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing load a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter into a C-5 Galaxy transport aircraft. Guardsmen from the wing are deploying overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa, Jan. 24, 2013. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)
A California Air National Guard pararescueman from the 131st Rescue Squadron, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., hoist down to a merchant vessel, Nov. 29, 2012. The pararescuemen rescued an injured commercial sailor 300 miles southwest of the coast of Cabo San Lucas. (photo courtesy by California Air National Guard)
California Air National Guard pararescuemen from the 131st Rescue Squadron hoist down to a merchant vessel, Nov. 29, 2012. The pararescuemen rescued an injured Filipino commercial sailor 300 miles southwest of the coast of Cabo San Lucas. (photo courtesy by California Air National Guard)
An MC-130P Combat Shadow airplane refuels two HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters, still marked pink from supporting Northern California wildfire operations last week, over the Pacific Ocean during a rescue mission on September 5, 2012. The aircraft, all from the 129th Rescue Wing, were used in a joint operation with the U.S. Coast Guard to rescue two injured Ecuadorian fishermen. (Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class John D. Pharr III)
California Air National Guard pararescuemen, assigned to the 131st Rescue Squadron conduct a fast rope egress from an HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012. This training is being conducted in conjunction with a cadet orientation flight and aircraft profile sensor data collection. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez/RELEASED)
Airmen assigned to the 131st Rescue Squadron prepare and pack static line chutes June 9, 2012 at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif. These aircrew flight equipment specialists are staying proficient in their career fields while also preparing to attend SERE (search escape survival evasion) school. (Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class John Pharr)
An HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter from the 129th Rescue Wing hovers over the Chinese fishing vessel Fu Yuan Yu #871, March 12, 2012. Guardian Angel Pararescuemen from the wing rescued two fishermen who were burned in a diesel fire onboard the vessel more than 700 miles off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. (Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class John Pharr)
California Air National Guard Senior Airman Clinton Bailey, 129th Rescue Security Forces Squadron, marks off a restricted area around aircraft at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Dec. 4, 2011. Senior Airman Bailey is taking part in the 129th Rescue Wing’s Operational Readiness Inspection, which tests the unit's wartime capabilities and readiness to deploy. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim E. Ramirez)
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., and Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, in Fairfield, Calif., sit in on the rehearsal for the San Francisco 49ers drum group "Niner Noise" at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Sept. 11, 2011. The Airmen participated in a pre-game flag ceremony to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 at the 49er 2011 season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. (Air National Guard Photo by Airman 1st Class John Pharr)
Senior Airman Deepak Prasad, a ground radio technician assigned to the 129th Communications Flight, conducts operational check on a ground radio TRC-176 communication system via satelite channel at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., July 10, 2011. Prasad is featured in this month's Portrait of a Professional. (California Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class John Pharr)
Tech. Sgt. Franklin Clay, a medical technician from the 129th Medical Group, draws blood from Staff Sgt. Ernesto Godinez, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crew chief, during a routine redeployment inproccessing at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 9. Sergeant Godinez returned from a four-month deployment to Afghanistan. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)
Tech. Sgt. Franklin Clay, a medical technician from the 129th Medical Group, draws blood from Staff Sgt. Ernesto Godinez, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crew chief, during a routine redeployment inproccessing at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 9. Sergeant Godinez returned from a four-month deployment to Afghanistan. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)
Base honor guard members from the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., perform at a retirement ceremony at Moffett Field Feb. 7, 2009. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Dan Kacir)(RELEASED)
Two HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters from the 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., take off for a night mission during an Operational Readiness Exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dan Kacir) (RELEASED)
Staff Sgt. Andrew Hedin, an HH-60G Pave Hawk flight engineer from the 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Federal Airfield, observes another Pave Hawk as it flies over the Farallon Islands. The unit supported the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by helping transport 48 new photovoltaic batteries to power a lighthouse and workshop at the Fish and Wildlife Service research facility in the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge Feb. 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ray Aquino)(RELEASED)
Tech. Sgt. Luigge Romanillo, 129th Rescue Wing pararescueman, embarks on an MC-130P Combat Shadow in Meridian, Miss., Sept. 3. Sergeant Romanillo was on search and rescue alert in Mississippi and returned to Ellington Field, Texas. More than 80 Airmen from the 129th RQW deployed to Ellington Field, Texas, as part of Joint Task Force 129, which supported Hurricane Gustav rescue operations. Air National Guardsmen from the 106th Rescue Wing, Gabreski Airport, N.Y., and 176th Wing, Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, were also part of the rescue task force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)
Members from the 129th Rescue Wing, 144th Fighter Wing, 146th Airlift Wing, 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, and 162nd Combat Communications Group, California Air National Guard, head out to the forest outside of Paradise City, Calif. to conduct fireline training during Operation Lightning Strike July 27. More than 200 Airmen from across California completed their four-day firefighting training and deployed July 30 to the Telegraph Fire near Yosemite National Forest north of Fresno. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dan Kacir)
Jolly 92, an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 129th Rescue Wing, a California Air National Guard unit based out of Moffett Federal Airfield near Mountain View, Calif., performs multiple water bucket missions over Butte County wildfires in California. The wing is the only unit in the Air Force qualified to participate in water bucket drops. There are currently 21 rotary-wing aircraft supporting the California wild fires, nine aircraft from other states. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Hughan)
Jolly 92, an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 129th Rescue Wing, a California Air National Guard unit based out of Moffett Federal Airfield near Mountain View, Calif., performs multiple water bucket missions over Butte County wildfires in California. The wing is the only unit in the Air Force qualified to participate in water bucket drops. There are currently 21 rotary-wing aircraft supporting the California wild fires, nine aircraft from other states. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jill Jamgochian)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William DeGuzman, 129th Security Forces specialist, performs integrated base defense measures during a training scenario at the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William DeGuzman, 129th Security Forces specialist, performs integrated base defense measures during a training scenario at the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino/RELEASED)
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Dominguez assigned to the 129th Rescue Wing Maintenance Squadron conducts engine and propulsion inspections on an MC-130P Combat Shadow refueling aircraft, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Nov. 26, 2013. Engine troops and maintainers have many responsibilities and can be tasked to maintain multiple aircrafts and engines types. They know and implement a great deal of knowledge on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John D. Pharr III /Released)
A Pararescueman from the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Federal Airfield Calif., conducts tactical field training for the 2014 Soaring Angel personnel recovery exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Oct. 2, 2014. The multi-day training scenarios satisfy readiness requirements in simulated deployment environments. (U.S. California Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Rachael Kane/Released)
California Air National Guardsman Senior Airman Jeffery M. Thomas, a crew chief with the 129th Maintenance Group, works on the main rotor head of an HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., May 2, 2015. This maintenance is being conducted as part of a 50 hour flight inspection. (U.S. Air National Guard photo Staff Sgt. Kim E. Ramirez/Released)
California Air National Guardsman assigned with the 129th Maintenance Group, perform various maintenance tasks on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during the multi-day deployment training at Marine Corp Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Preventative maintenance can be viewed as a key element to ensuring mission readiness. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Rachael Kane/Released)
U.S. California Air National Guardsmen with the 129th Security Forces conduct confrontation management training, 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., June 7, 2015. The Security Forces Squadron personnel are tasked with protecting the people, property and resources of the U.S. Air Force, and this tier one training is part of their annual training requirements. New recruits with the 129th Student Flight dressed in Air National Guard T-shirts are assisting with the training. (U.S. California Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim E. Ramirez)
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Security Forces Squadron, conduct Battle Drills at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., May 05, 2015. Members are participating in security scenarios as part of pre-deployment training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt Kim Ramirez/Released)
U.S. California Air National Guardsman Capt. Kenley Lok, Combat Systems operator with the 130th Rescue Squadron, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., determines the location of the MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft during Angel Thunder 2015 exercises, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Determining correct location coordinates is vital during search and rescue operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Rachael Kane/Released)
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Communications Flight, 144th Communications Flight, 146th Communications Flight, 147th Combat Communications Squadron, 149th Combat Communications Squadron and 222nd Communications Maintenance Squadron, participate in a one-week temporary duty assignment in support of their active-duty counterparts from the 65th Communications Squadron, Lajes Air Base ,Portugal, July 17, 2015. The guardsmen decommission one of three obsolete antenna towers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Brian Jarvis)
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Communications Flight, 144th Communications Flight, 146th Communications Flight, 147th Combat Communications Squadron, 149th Combat Communications Squadron and 222nd Communications Maintenance Squadron, participate in a one-week temporary duty assignment in support of their active-duty counterparts from the 65th Communications Squadron, Lajes Air Base ,Portugal, July 17, 2015. The guardsmen decommission one of three obsolete antenna towers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Brian Jarvis)

Recruiting

The ANG provides an opportunity for individuals to enjoy civilian life while contributing to the welfare of their country and state. They earn extra money, travel, learn a skill or trade, and enjoy a break from the daily routine of life.
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INCENTIVES:

  • Trades or Skills Available in the ANG: The majority of all ANG career fields are compatible to civilian jobs and provide an excellent opportunity to prepare for civilian employment. These fields include Telecommunications, Electronics, Aircraft Maintenance, Telephone Repair, Civil Engineering, Vehicle Repair, Law Enforcement, Medical, Computers, and Information Management. The above career fields are only a few of the many that the ANG has to offer.
  • Excellent Pay and Allowances: Where can you work two days a month and be paid for four days? That is exactly what you get for a Unit Training Assembly, or what we like to call a Drill Weekend. Your pay will depend on your rank or pay grade and length of time you have been a member of the military. There is no better part-time job opportunity in the state of California. You will also earn money while you learn. This is a great way to supplement your civilian income. While you attend basic, technical training or annual field training you will always be earning more money.
  • Life Insurance: As a member of the Air National Guard, you may purchase up to $400,000 worth of term life insurance for just $26 per month.
  • Exchange & Commissary Privileges: You and your family will be able to shop at any military Exchange or Commissary. The Exchange is like your local department store where you can shop in person or on-line and - best of all - pay NO sales tax. The Commissary is like your local grocery store with a discount.
  • Cash Enlistment Bonuses: Certain career fields are so critical we offer Cash Enlistment Bonuses for individuals who qualify.
  • Free Air Travel on Military Aircraft: Unit members are eligible to fly on military aircraft on what is called HOPS (Help Our People Save), more commonly referred to as Space A (Available) travel. This can be to anywhere in the United States, Virgin Islands, Guam or Puerto Rico.

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REQUIREMENTS:

  • Age: Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 39. They must not reach the age of 40 by the date of enlistment. (No age waivers).
  • Education: Minimum requirement: High school diploma, GED certificate, or be a high school senior, with a letter from the school stating that the student will graduate.
  • Mental: Applicants must take and pass a current version of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of Test. A minimum AFQT score of 31% must achieve also have the score for the selected career field.
  • Physical: All applicants must complete and pass a military physical prior to enlistment. This exam includes drug and alcohol screening. They must meet the criteria defined in AFI 48-123 placement in the desired career field.
  • Moral: Applicants must possess high moral standards. Applicants with criminal records, felony charges, abused either drugs or alcohol will not be considered for enlistment.
  • Citizenship: U. S. citizenship is required for applicants in order to join the California Air National Guard. All AFSCs in the California Air National Guard require a minimum secret clearance.
  • Dependency: Single parent applicants must complete an AF Form 357

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Aerospace Maintenance (2A5X1J)
Troubleshoots and maintains aircraft structures, systems and components. Tests repaired components using mockups and test equipment. 

Information Management (3A0X1) 
Performs, supervises, or manages a variety of communications and information management tasks and activities. 

Pararescue (1T2X1) 
Performs as the essential surface, air link in Personnel and materiel recovery by functioning as the rescue and recovery specialist on flying status as mission crew or as surface elements. 

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