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195th Wing- California Air National Guard

195th Wing- California Air National Guard

195th Wing- California Air National Guard


Employ Space, Cyberspace, Intelligence and Combat Communications expertise delivering vital operational impacts to protect state and global interests.


A multi-missioned wing inspiring warfighters through innovative integration.


The 195th began as a Tactical Airlift Group on 15 May 1971.  It was assigned to the California Air National Guard’s 146th Tactical Airlift Wing based out of Van Nuys Municipal Airport in Los Angeles, California.  Initial aircraft assigned was the C-130A Hercules.  In 1973, the unit received the C-130B model.  From 1971 to 1974, the Group successfully executed its flying mission in support of Tactical Air Command throughout the United States.  With the end of the Vietnam War, the need for airlift decreased and the National Guard Bureau and Headquarters California National Guard agreed to downsize the 146th Tactical Airlift Wing as part of the post war drawdown.  The 195th Tactical Airlift Group and assigned squadrons were inactivated on 30 September 1974.  Personnel, Equipment and aircraft were reassigned to 146th units.

On 1 September 2015, the 195th was reactivated and redesignated as the 195th Wing.  The Wing is based at Beale Air Force Base, California, assigned to the California Air National Guard with Air Force Space Command as the gaining Major Command.  The 195th Wing is the realization of a major California Air National Guard transformational effort that began in the 162d Combat Communications Group in 2001.  Along with the creation of the Wing, the following units were constituted and assigned to the 195th Wing on 1 September 2015: 195th Force Support Flight, 195th Comptroller Flight, 195th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, and 195th Operations Group.  The units assigned to the Groups were reassigned from the 162d Combat Communications Group which was inactivated on 1 September 2015.

The 195th Wing is one of five major organizations that make up the California Air National Guard. It is comprised of seven subordinate units located at five operating locations throughout the State.  The 195th is the hub for all non-flying, non-kinetic global effects operations for the California Air National Guard leading the way in Cyber, Intelligence and Space mission areas.

Wing Emblem Significance

The three ascending flight symbols represent the Wing and its three mission sets, Intelligence, Cyber, and Space. The white elliptical contrail ringing the globe represents the goal of global dominance in our mission sets. The clouds represent the all-weather capability of our Wing. Red, symbolic of the red stripe on the California State flag, represents strength and action. The ultramarine blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. It represents loyalty, reliability, and the Air Force core values. Yellow alludes to the sun and excellence required by all Air Force personnel, as well as to new ideas. The light blue-grey color of the earth represents the view from outer space.


The 195th Wing is the ninetieth Wing in the Air National Guard, and the only Air National Guard Wing of its kind in the United States. The organization is comprised of the Headquarters, 195th Wing, two Groups; 195th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group and the 195th Operations Group.  There are seven Geographically Separated Units or GSU’s throughout California which comprise the 195th Wing: 

Headquarters, 195th Wing – Beale Air Force Base, CA

195th Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group – Beale Air Force Base, CA

•             149th Intelligence Squadron – Mather Field, CA

•             222nd Intelligence Support Squadron – Beale Air Force Base, CA

•             234th Intelligence Squadron – Beale Air Force Base, CA

195th Operations Group – Van Nuys, CA

•             147th Combat Communications Squadron – San Diego, CA

•             148th Space Operations Squadron – Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

•             216th Space Control Squadron – Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

•             261st Cyberspace Operations Squadron – Van Nuys, CA


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