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The 195th Wing (195WG) stood up for operations on 1 September 2015.  After more than eight years of effort, the 195th becomes the newest Wing in the US Air Force.  In addition to the new Wing, the 195th Operations Group, the 195th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, the 195th Comptroller Flight, and the 195th Force Support Flight were created.  Units subordinate to the now inactivated 162d Combat Communications Group (CCG) are now subordinate units to the 195WG.  The 162CCG was inactivated on 1 September 2015.  Col Ricky L. Hern relinquished command of the 162CCG and assumed command of the 195WG.

The 195WG becomes one of the most active and diverse organizations in the Air National Guard. In addition to the usual training and deployment preparations, members of the 195WG, in concert with active Air Force partner organizations, manage the MILSTAR satellite constellation, operate the Joint Space Operations Center, provide near realtime intelligence to combatant commands and warfighters in the field, and continuously update the USGS geospatial database for the western United States. The Wing inherits one of the first Network Warfare organizations and operates Eagle Vision III, one of the most advanced satellite imaging systems used to support homeland security. This innovative Wing operates these long term enduring missions in California in San Diego, Van Nuys, Vandenberg AFB, Mather Field, and Beale AFB sustaining 24/7 operations and responding to State emergencies at a moments notice.

The 195WG relies upon the technical expertise and professionalism of its leaders and airmen who are known for their dedication and accomplishments:

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The 162d Combat Communications Group was inactivated on 1 September 2016 and the 195th Wing was activated on the same date.

The information present on this web site will be updated as possible.  However, the contact information and material on this site transfers to the 195th Wing.
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2016 Airman of the Year, SrA Tiffany Gill

SrA Tiffany Gill
234 IS
Airman of the Year
CA State
Airman of the Year
 
2016 NCO of the Year, TSgt Douglas Bailey

TSgt Douglas Bailey
147 CBCS
NCO of the Year
CA State
NCO of the Year

2016 SNCO of the Year, MSgt Tiffany Murphy

MSgt Tiffany Murphy
234 IS
SNCO of the Year

2016 1st Sergeant of the Year, MSgt Sean Kent

MSgt Sean Kent
149 CBCS
1st Sgt of the Year
 
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195th Wing Company Grade Officer of the Year
Capt Leonce Noel
147 CBCS
195 WG Company Grade
Officer of the Year
195th Wing Field Grade Officer of the Year
Maj Robert Glas
261 SPCS
195 WG Field Grade
Officer of the Year



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 162CCG/CC Maj Gen Jon K. Kelk
Maj Gen Jon K. Kelk
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What do you know about TAPS?  Below is a history of this well known tribute. (Reference: USAF Honor Guard Training Guide, 2013)

Originally, the American Army used the French L'Extinction Des Feux (Lights Out) for Taps. It was said to be Napoleon's favorite but it did not suit General Daniel Butterfield. Not knowing a note of music, General Butterfield decided to put something together more suited for signaling the end of the day's activity. With the help of the brigade bugler, Oliver W. Norton, General Butterfield created Taps one night in July 1862. Taps was made official throughout the Army in 1932.

Taps was used in connection with military funerals during the same campaign. A soldier was buried at a time when Capt. Tidball's battery occupied an advanced position concealed in the woods. It was unsafe to fire the customary three volleys over the grave. So, Capt. Tidball thought that Taps would be the most appropriate ceremony that could be substituted. The custom went up through the chain-of-command of the Army and was finally confirmed by orders.

Taps over the grave today marks the beginning of the long last sleep and expresses hope and confidence in an ultimate reveille to come.

Words for Taps:

Fades the light,
and afar
Goeth day
Cometh night;
and a star
Leadeth all,
Speedeth all
To their rest.
Day is done,
Gone the sun,
From the hills,
From the lake,
From the sky,
All is well,
Safely rest,
God is nigh

 

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