by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Wilkins
North Carolina National Guard Public Affairs
7/18/2008 – SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AFPN) — People in California noticed the job Airmen at McClellan Airfield performed in fighting California’s wildfires and could not stop telling the commander of U.S. Northern Command during his July 17 visit to Sacramento. “State leaders are stumbling over each other trying to thank you guys!” said Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., the NORTHCOM commander, referring to the Airmen’s effort to contain wildfires borne of lightning strikes throughout California at the end of June.