California Military History
California Militia and National Guard Unit Histories
Volume 3. 1917-1941
 
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World War I

  • History of the California National Guard and California Naval Militia during the World War (1940). Includes individual histories on the following units:
  • 42nd Division
  • Coast Artillery Corps
  • Former Headquarters, San Francisco, 1917-
  • Former Medical Department, San Francisco, 1917-
  • Former Marine Company, Los Angeles, 1917-
  • Former 1st Battalion, San Francisco,1917-
  • Former 1st Division, San Francisco, 1917-
  • Former 2nd Division, San Francisco, 1917-
  • Former 4th Division, Santa Cruz, 1917-
  • Former 5th Division, Eureka, 1917-
  • Former 1st Engineer Division, San Francisco, 1917-
  • Former 2nd Battalion, Los Angeles, 1917-
  • Former 3rd Division, San Diego, 1917-
  • Former 6th Division, Santa Barbara 1917-
  • Former 7th Division, Los Angeles, 1917-
  • Former 8th Division, Los Angeles, 1917-
  • Former 9th Division, Los Angeles, 1917-
  • Aeronautic Section, Los Angeles1917-
  • Former 10th Division, Los Angeles, 1917-
  • Former 11th Division, Los Angeles, 1917-
  • Former 2nd Engineer Division, Los Angeles, 1917-
  • *Upon mustering into Federal service, all Naval Militia units, except the Marine Company, lost their identity and were never reformed . The Marine Company became the 36th Company, US Marine Corps, National Naval Reserve. California did not chose to reestablish a Naval Militia after World War I.

  • Separate Infantry Companies formed during Word War I
  • 1st Separate Company, Infantry; Los Angeles, 1917-1918
  • 2nd Separate Company, Infantry; Los Angeles, 1917-1921
  • 3rd Separate Company, Infantry; Los Angeles,1917-1919
  • 4th Separate Company, Infantry; Los Angeles,1917-1919
  • 5th Separate Company, Infantry; Sacramento, 1918-1921
  • 6th Separate Company, Infantry; Fresno, 1918-1921
  • 7th Separate Company, Infantry; Visalia, 1918-1919
  • 8th Separate Company, Infantry; Stockton, 1918-1919
  • 9th Separate Company, Infantry; Los Angeles, 1918-1919
  • 10th Separate Company, Infantry; Fresno, 1918-1919
  • 11th Separate Company, Infantry; Alameda, 1918-1919
  • 12th Separate Company, Infantry; Modesto, 1918-1921
  • 13th Separate Company, Infantry; San Francisco, 1918-1921
  • 14th Separate Company, Infantry; San Francisco, 1918-1921
  • 15th Separate Company, Infantry; Los Angeles, 1919-1921
  • 16th Separate Company, Infantry; Riverside, 1918-1921
  • 17th Separate Company, Infantry, Santa Ana, 1918-1921
  • Additional Histories
  • 40th Division
  • California's Own: The History of the 40th Infantry Division
  • 40th Division Order of Battle, 1917
  • The Fighting 40th
  • 115th Field Signal Battalion
  • Company A (former Company B, Signal Corps, NGC), San Francisco, 1917-1921
  • 117th Engineer Regiment, 2nd Battalion (former 1st Separate Battalion, Engineers, CNG):
  • Soldiers of the Rainbow: The 1st California Engineers during the Mexican Border Crisis and World War I, 1916-1919
  • PDF Version
  • A Brief Narrative of Operations of the 2d Battalion, 117th Engineer Regiment during the World War (1917-1919)
  • California Rainbow Memories
  • Rhymes of the Rainbow and Others: Company F, 117th Engineer Regiment
  • 160th Infantry Regiment
  • Habeant!: History of Southern California's 160th Infantry Regiment (Seventh California)
  • Woodland's National Guard Members in World War I, The War to End All Wars (Company F, 2nd California Infantry Regiment)
  • California Naval Militia
  • The California Naval Militia in World War I
  • The California Naval Militia in World War I: The Six Percent Riddle
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  • California National Guard, 1919-1941
  • State Staff (Office of the Adjutant General), Sacramento, 1850-1940
  • Enlisted Detachment, Sacramento, 1926-1930
  • State Detachment, 1930-1940
  • Post World War I Deferred and Inactive Units of the California National Guard
  • 17th Balloon Group
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company
  • 127th Balloon Company
  • 128th Balloon Company
  • Balloon Park No. 18
  • 86th Field Artillery Brigade
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery
  • 191st Field Artillery Regiment
  • 196th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 107th Signal Battalion
  • 108th Military Police Battalion
  • 115th Motorcycle Company
  • 133rd Ordnance Company (Heavy Maintenance)
  • 138th Medical Regiment
  • Separate Coast Artillery Companies
  • 1st Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Francisco, 1920-1921
  • 1st Separate Company, Coast Artillery, San Francisco, 1924
  • 2nd Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Francisco, 1921
  • 2nd Separate Company, Coast Artillery, San Francisco, 1924
  • 3rd Separate Company, Coast Artillery, San Francisco, 1922-1924
  • 5th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Francisco, 1921
  • 6th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Diego, 1921
  • 7th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Diego, 1921
  • 8th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Diego, 1921
  • 9th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Diego, 1921
  • 459th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Francisco, 1922-1923*
  • 460th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Francisco, 1922-1923*
  • 461st Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Francisco, 1922-1923*
  • 462nd Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Francisco, 1922-1923*
  • 463rd Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Francisco, 1922-1923*
  • 464th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Diego, 1922-1923*
  • 465th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Diego, 1922-1923*
  • 466th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Diego, 1922-1923*
  • 467th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Long Beach, 1922-1923*
  • 468th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, San Pedro, 1922-1923*
  • *The histories of these companies are included in History of the 250th Coast Artillery Regiment, 1923-1939, Batteries A through K.
  • Separate Field Artillery Batteries
  • Battery B, Field Artillery, Oakland, 1920-1921
  • Battery D, Field Artillery, Livermore, 1922
  • Battery D, Field Artillery, Piedmont, 1922-1925
  • Battery E, Field Artillery, Oakland, 1921
  • Separate Infantry Companies
  • 1st Separate Company, Infantry, Los Angeles, 1920-1921
  • 1st Separate Company, Infantry, San Leandro, 1924
  • 2nd Separate Company, Infantry, Fresno, 1920-1921
  • 2nd Separate Company, Infantry, Palo Alto, 1924
  • 3rd Separate Company, Infantry, Los Angeles, 1920-1921
  • 3rd Separate Company, Infantry, San Jose, 1924
  • 4th Separate Company, Infantry, Los Angeles, 1920-1921
  • 5th Separate Company, Infantry, Glendale, 1921
  • 6th Separate Company, Infantry, Berkeley, 1921
  • 6th Separate Company, Infantry, Colusa, 1921
  • 6th Separate Company, Infantry, San Francisco, 1921
  • Company C, Infantry, Alameda, 1921
  • Company G, Infantry, Redondo Beach, 1921-1922
  • Company H, Infantry, Berkeley, 1921-1922
  • Company I, Infantry, Burbank, 1920-1921
  • Company K, Infantry, Hollywood, 1920-1921
  • Company L, Infantry, Los Angeles, 1920-1921
  • Company M, Infantry, Hollywood, 1920-1921
  • Separate Signal Companies
  • Divisional Signal Company, 40th Division, San Francisco, 1921-1922
  • 1st Separate Battalion, Field Artillery
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, Oakland , 1922-1924
  • Battery A, Oakland, 1921-1923
  • Battery B, Oakland, 1921-1923
  • Battery C, Livermore, 1922-1923
  • 1st Separate Battalion, Infantry
  • Headquarters Company, Los Gatos, 1924
  • 1st Separate Machine Gun Company, San Jose, 1924
  • 2nd Separate Battalion, Infantry
  • Headquarters Company, Los Angeles, 1921
  • 3rd Separate Battalion, Infantry
  • Headquarters Company, Alhambra, 1921
  • 4th Separate Battalion, Infantry
  • Headquarters Company, Glendale, 1921
  • 40th Division, Berkeley, 1926-1939
  • Headquarters Company, Berkeley 1937-1939
  • Headquarters Detachment, Berkeley, 1926-1939
  • Quartermaster Section, Berkeley, 1926-1936
  • 40th Division Aviation (40th Division Air Service), Los Angeles, 1926-1939
  • 115th Observation Squadron, Los Angeles, 1926-1939
  • 115th Photographic Section, Los Angeles, 1926-1939
  • Medical Department Detachment, Los Angeles, 1926-1939
  • 40th Division Special Troops, Berkeley, 1936-1939
  • Headquarters Detachment, Berkeley, 1936-1939
  • Medical Department Detachment, Berkeley, 1936-1939
  • 40th Signal Company, San Francisco, 1922-1939
  • 40th Tank Company, Salinas, 1924-1939
  • 79th Infantry Brigade, San Francisco, 1922-1939
  • 159th Infantry Regiment (5th California), Oakland, 1919-1940 includes:
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Oakland
  • Service Company, Oakland
  • Howitzer Company: Oakland
  • Medical Detachment, Oakland
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Oakland
  • Company A (former Oakland Home Guard), Oakland
  • Company B (former San Jose Zouaves), Oakland
  • Company C (former Hewston Guard), Oakland
  • Company D (former Vallejo Rifles), Oakland
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, San Jose
  • Company E (former Cadets), San Jose
  • Company F (former Oakland Light Cavalry), Alameda
  • Company G, Gilroy
  • Company H (former First California Guard), San Jose
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, San Francisco
  • Company I, San Francisco
  • Company K, San Francisco
  • Company L, San Francisco
  • Company M, San Francisco
  • 184th Infantry Regiment (2nd California), Sacramento, 1924-1939, includes:
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Sacramento
  • Service Company, Modesto
  • Howitzer Company, Gilroy
  • Medical Detachment, Sacramento
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company (former Sarsfield Grenadier Guard), Woodland
  • Company A, Sacramento
  • Company B, Sacramento
  • Company C, Sacramento
  • Company D, Sacramento
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Williams
  • Company E (former Union Cavalry), Auburn
  • Company F (former Colusa Guard), Marysville
  • Company G (former Chico Light Infantry), Chico
  • Company H, Yuba City
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, St. Helena
  • Company I (former Stockton Union Guard), Eureka
  • Company K, Santa Rosa
  • Company L, Napa
  • Company M, Petaluma
  • 80th Infantry Brigade, Los Angeles, 1929-1939
  • Headquarters Company, Los Angeles, 1929-1939
  • 160th Infantry Regiment (7th California), Los Angeles, 1921-1939, includes:
  • Habeant!: History of Southern California's 160th Infantry Regiment (Seventh California)
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Los Angeles
  • Service Company, Los Angeles
  • Howitzer Company, Los Angeles
  • Medical Detachment, Los Angeles
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Los Angeles
  • Company A, Los Angeles
  • Company B, Los Angeles
  • Company C, Los Angeles
  • Company D, Los Angeles
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Los Angeles
  • Company E, Los Angeles
  • Company F, Los Angeles
  • Company G, Los Angeles
  • Company H, Los Angeles
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Los Angeles
  • Company I, Los Angeles
  • Company K, Los Angeles
  • Company L, Los Angeles
  • Company M, Los Angeles
  • 185th Infantry Regiment (6th California), Fresno, 1929-1939, includes
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company (former Forsyth Guard), Fresno
  • Service Company, Fresno
  • Howitzer Company, Riverside
  • Medical Detachment, Fresno
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Oakdale
  • Company A, Turlock
  • Company B, Hanford
  • Company C, Fresno
  • Company D, Fresno
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Pasadena
  • Company E, Monrovia
  • Company F, Pomona
  • Company G, Ontario
  • Company H, Pasadena
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Santa Ana
  • Company I, Orange
  • Company K, Anaheim
  • Company L, Santa Ana
  • Company M, San Bernardino
  • 115th Medical Regiment
  • Company D, Long Beach, 1937-1939
  • 115th Quartermaster Regiment, Berkeley, 1937-1939 includes:
  • 115th Quartermaster Regiment (1941)
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Berkeley
  • Medical Department Detachment, Los Angeles
  • 1st Battalion, Berkeley
  • Company A, Berkeley
  • Company B, Martinez
  • 2nd Battalion, Los Angeles
  • Company C, Los Angeles
  • Company D, Los Angeles
  • 143rd Ambulance Company, Long Beach, 1936-1937
  • 143rd Field Artillery Regiment, Oakland, 1924-1940 includes:
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Oakland
  • Service Battery, Oakland
  • Medical Department Detachment, Stockton
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarter Battery and Combat Train, Oakland
    Medical Department Detachment, Oakland
    Battery A, Oakland
    Battery B, Oakland
    Battery C, Stockton
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, Stockton
    Medical Department Detachment, Stockton
    Battery D, Sacramento
    Battery E, Richmond
    Battery F, Lodi
  • 76th Field Artillery Brigade
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Santa Paula,1940-1946
  • 144th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion, Santa Barbara, 1936-1939, includes:
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, Santa Barbara
  • Medical Department Detachment, Santa Barbara
  • Battery C, Santa Barbara
  • Battery D, Ventura
  • 196th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion, Santa Barbara, 1936, includes:
  • Hedquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, Santa Barbara
  • Medical Department Detachment, Santa Barbara
  • Battery C, Santa Barbara
  • Battery D, Ventura
  • 250th Coast Artillery Regiment (1st California), San Francisco, 1923-1939, includes:
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, San Francisco, 1923-1939
  • Service Battery (former Band, 1st Infantry Regiment), San Francisco, 1923-1939
  • Medical Department Detachment, San Francisco, 1923-1939
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, San Francisco, 1923-1939
  • Battery A (former Shields Guard) (former 459th Company, Coast Artillery Corps [1922-1923]), San Francisco, 1923-1939
  • Battery B, (former Germania Rifles) (former 460th Company, Coast Artillery Corps [1922-1923]), San Francisco, 1923-1939
  • Battery C (former National Guard) (former 461st Company, Coast Artillery Corps [1922-1923]), San Francisco, 1923-1939
  • Battery D (former San Francisco Light Guard) (former 462nd Company, Coast Artillery Corps [1922-1923]), San Francisco, 1923-1939
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, San Francisco, 1923-1939
  • Battery E (former 463rd Company, Coast Artillery Corps [1922-1924]), San Diego, 1923-1924
  • Battery E, San Francisco, 1924-1939
  • Battery F (former 464th Company, Coast Artillery Corps [1922-1923), San Diego, 1923-1924
  • Battery F, San Francisco, 1924-1939
  • Battery G (former 465th Company, Coast Artillery Corps [1922-1923]), San Diego, 1923-1924
  • Battery H (former 466th Company, Coast Artillery Corps [1922-1923]), San Diego, 1923-1924
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, San Francisco, 1923-1939
  • Battery I (former 467th Company, Coast Artillery Corps [1822-1923]), Long Beach, 1923-1924
  • Battery K (468th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, [1922-1923]), San Pedro, 1923-1924
  • Battery L, San Francisco, 1923-1924
  • Battery M, San Francisco, 1923-1924
  • 251st Coast Artillery Regiment, San Diego, 1924-1939, includes:
  • We Aim to Hit: The The History of the 251st Coast Artillery Regiment
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, San Diego
  • Service Battery (less Band), Long Beach and San Diego, 1936-1939
  • Medical Department Detachment, San Diego
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment and Combat Trains, San Diego
  • Battery A (former San Diego City Guard), San Diego
  • Battery B, San Diego
  • Battery C, San Diego
  • Battery D, San Diego
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment and Combat Trains, Long Beach
  • Battery E, San Pedro
  • Battery F, Long Beach
  • Battery G, Long Beach
  • Battery H, Long Beach
  • Folsom Prison Riot, 1927
  • Activities of the California National Guard
  • State Staff, Sacramento
  • 184th Infantry Regiment
  • Heaquarters and Headquarters Company, Sacramento
  • Howitzer Company, Gilroy
  • Service Company, Modesto
  • Company E, Woodland
  • Company F, Marysville
  • Company H, Yuba City
  • Company I, Stockton
  • 143rd Field Artillery Regiment
  • Battery C. Stockton
  • Battery D, Sacramento
  • Battery F, Lodi
  • 40th Division Air Service, Los Angeles
  • 40th Tank Company, Salinas
  • Long Beach Earthquake, 1933
  • Activities of the California National Guard
  • 160th Infantry Regiment
  • Provisional Battalion, Los Angeles County
  • 185th Infantry Regiment
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Santa Ana
  • Company I, Orange
  • Company K, Anaheim
  • Company L, Snata Ana
  • Company M, San Bernardino
  • 251st Coast Artillery Regiment
  • Battery E, San Pedro
  • Battery F, Long Beach
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    San Francisco Dock Strike, 1934
  • Introduction and Activities of the California National Guard
  • State Staff, Sacramento
  • 40th Division
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Berkeley
  • 40th Signal Company, San Francisco
  • 40th Tank Battalion, Salinas
  • 79th Infantry Brigade
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, San Francisco
  • 159th Infantry Regiment (5th California), Oakland, includes
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Oakland
  • Service Company, Oakland
  • Howitzer Company: Oakland
  • Medical Detachment, Oakland
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Oakland
  • Company A (former Oakland Home Guard), Oakland
  • Company B (former San Jose Zouaves), Oakland
  • Company C (former Hewston Guard), Oakland
  • Company D (former Vallejo Rifles), Oakland
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, San Jose
  • Company E (former Cadets), San Jose
  • Company F (former Oakland Light Cavalry), Alameda
  • Company G, Gilroy
  • Company H (former First California Guard), San Jose
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, San Francisco
  • Company I, San Francisco
  • Company K, San Francisco
  • Company L, San Francisco
  • Company M, San Francisco
  • 184th Infantry Regiment (2nd California), Sacramento, includes
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Sacramento
  • Service Company, Modesto
  • Howitzer Company, Gilroy
  • Medical Detachment, Sacramento
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company (former Sarsfield Grenadier Guard), Woodland
  • Company A, Sacramento
  • Company B, Sacramento
  • Company C, Sacramento
  • Company D, Sacramento
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Williams
  • Company E (former Union Cavalry), Auburn
  • Company F (former Colusa Guard), Marysville
  • Company G (former Chico Light Infantry), Chico
  • Company H, Yuba City
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, St. Helena
  • Company I (former Stockton Union Guard), Eureka
  • Company K, Santa Rosa
  • Company L, Napa
  • Company M, Petaluma
  • 143rd Field Artillery Regiment, Oakland, includes:
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Oakland
  • Service Battery, Oakland
  • Medical Department Detachment, Stockton
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarter Battery and Combat Train, Oakland
    Medical Department Detachment, Oakland
    Battery A, Oakland
    Battery B, Oakland
    Battery C, Stockton
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, Stockton
    Medical Department Detachment, Stockton
    Battery D, Sacramento
    Battery E, Richmond
    Battery F, Lodi
  • 160th Infantry Regiment (7th California), Los Angeles, includes:
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Los Angeles
  • Service Company, Los Angeles
  • Howitzer Company, Los Angeles
  • Medical Detachment, Los Angeles
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Los Angeles
  • Company A, Los Angeles
  • Company B, Los Angeles
  • Company C, Los Angeles
  • Company D, Los Angeles
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Los Angeles
  • Company E, Los Angeles
  • Company F, Los Angeles
  • Company G, Los Angeles
  • Company H, Los Angeles
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Los Angeles
  • Company I, Los Angeles
  • Company K, Los Angeles
  • Company L, Los Angeles
  • Company M, Los Angeles
  • 185th Infantry Regiment (6th California), Fresno, includes
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company (former Forsyth Guard), Fresno
  • Service Company, Fresno
  • Howitzer Company, Riverside
  • Medical Detachment, Fresno
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Oakdale
  • Company A, Turlock
  • Company B, Hanford
  • Company C, Fresno
  • Company D, Fresno
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Pasadena
  • Company E, Monrovia
  • Company F, Pomona
  • Company G, Ontario
  • Company H, Pasadena
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Santa Ana
  • Company I, Orange
  • Company K, Anaheim
  • Company L, Santa Ana
  • Company M, San Bernardino
  • 250th Coast Artillery Regiment (1st California), San Francisco, includes:
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, San Francisco
  • Service Battery (former Band, 1st Infantry Regiment), San Francisco,
  • Medical Department Detachment, San Francisco
  • 1st Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, San Francisco
  • Battery A (former Shields Guard), San Francisco
  • Battery B, (former Germania Rifles), San Francisco,
  • 2nd Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, San Francisco
  • Battery C (former National Guard), San Francisco
  • Battery D (former San Francisco Light Guard), San Francisco
  • 3rd Battalion
  • Headquarters, Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, San Francisco
  • Battery E, San Francisco
  • Battery F, San Francisco
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    Updated 8 February 2016