A United States Air Force F-15C Eagle from the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard flies over the High Arctic during Exercise Vigilant Shield 16. From Oct. 15-26, 2015, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, and the United States Air National Guard are deploying to Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador for Exercise Vigilant Shield 16.
(U.S. Air National Guard photos by Master Sgt. David J. Loeffler, 22 OCT 2015.)
C-130J Super Hercules. Did this one for a friend who is an aircraft maintainer with the Channel Islands146th airlift wing, California ANG. This build was a challenge. Most of the parts were cast for an “H” model so I had to do a lot of tweaking to get it as close to accurate as possible. This was also my first attempt with producing my own decals. The outcome was pretty good. Perhaps I would only know the difference between the kit ones and mine. Nonetheless, pretty pleased with this one.
The moon shines bright above the C-5A Galaxy in Palmdale, Calif. This C-5 is undergoing maintenance repairs at the Lockheed Martin Facility and is assigned to the Air National Guard at Stewart ANGB, N.Y.
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle flies over the skies of Central California. The aircraft is assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, Fresno, California. In November of 2013, the 144th Fighter Wing converted to the F-15 Eagle for the unit’s guard mission.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Roy Santana, 7 NOV 2013.)
AP: A US Navy warship is assisting in the rescue of a sick 1-year-old girl on a yacht off the coast of Mexico after her parents called for help.
A rescue operation involving the transfer of the child from the yacht to the USS Vandegrift, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is expected to begin within hours after 4 rescuers from the California Air National Guard parachuted into the water to reach the vessel.
Photo: Eric and Charlotte Kaufman with their daughters, Lyra, who fell ill, and three-year-old Cora (AP)