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The 195th Wing (195 WG) was activated for wing operations on 1 September 2015.  After more than eight years of effort, the 195th becomes the 90th Wing in the Air National Guard and the newest Wing in the US Air Force. 

The 195 WG is 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 195 WG, in concert with active Air Force partner organizations, manages 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 195 WG operates long term enduring missions throughout California from San Diego up to Beale AFB,sustaining 24/7 operations and responding to State emergencies at a moments notice.

The 195 WG relies upon the technical expertise and professionalism of its leaders and airmen who are known for their dedication, service and commitment to excellence.

Honoring Our Past...Forging Our Future
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ANG's Outstanding NCO of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Nicholas P. Jewell

Air National Guard units join forces in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

ANG's Outstanding Airman of the Year: Staff Sgt. Jennifer D. Masters

CSAF, CMSAF visit Alabama's fighter wing, recognize guardsmen

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The 195th Wing (195 WG) is the first non-kinetic flying Wing in California and the Air National Guard, geographically spread over 600 miles throughout California.   

It is a first of its kind wing comprised of the Headquarters, 195th Wing and seven Geographically Separated Units throughout California.  Two of these  with two of these units are co-located at Beale AFB:  222d Intelligence Support Squadron and the 234th Intelligence Squadron.  the 149th Intelligence Squadron is based out of Mather Field in Mather, CA.  The 148th Space Operations Squadron and the 216th Space Control Squadron are co-located at Vandenberg AFB, while the 147th Combat Communications Squadron is located in San Diego, CA and the 261 Cyber Operations Squadron is located in Van Nuys, CA. 

With the standing down of the headquarters for the 162d Combat Communications Group, the 222d Operations Support Squadron and the 222d Communications Maintenance Flight, the 195th Wing has activated two new groups for the 195 WG:  195th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group (195 ISRG) and the 195th Operations Group (195 OG).  The 195 ISRG will be headquartered out of Beale AFB and the 195 OG will be headquartered out of the Van Nuys Air National Guard Station in Southern California.
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Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Tiffany Gill
234th Intelligence Squadron  

Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
Technical Sergeant Douglas Bailey
149th Combat Communications Squadron  

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
Master Sergeant Tiffany Murphy
234th Intelligence Squadron  

First Sergeant of the Year
Master Sergeant Sean Kent
149th Combat Communications Squadron  
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Company Grade Officer of the Year
Captain Leonce Noel
147th Combat Communications Squadron

Field Grade Officer of the Year
Major Robert Glas
261st Space Control Squadron


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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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