The Air Force also tapped the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Field, Calif., to provide two HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters and air, rescue, and maintenance crews. They flew to Los Alamitos Army Airfield, to provide search and rescue support. And, Air Mobility Command engaged its 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center at Scott AFB, Ill., to manage movement of about 103 tons of equipment to March ARB, Calif., where the Army set up a command center. AMC also dispatched 25 aeromedical evacuation personnel. It placed airlift and air refueling aircraft on alert at several bases. Air Force Space Command provided firefighters from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., to work alongside civil crews.
May 23, 2022
The Department of the Air Force announced the retirements of several key leaders within the Air Force and Space Force on May 23, while also unveiling more than a dozen new assignments for current or future one-star generals.