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Default Air Force Logo Exposing invisible wounds: a personal story about PTSD and healing
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Technical Sgt. Joshua Brooks landed at Balad Air Base, Iraq, for the first time in January 2010. An airman 1st class at the time, Brooks was eager to be on his first deployment for the Air Force.“I was so excited about going. I was really blue early in my career--really blue,” Brooks said. Brooks, a munitions troop, worked at
0 6/27
2018
Default Air Force Logo Local climate survey measures wing’s performance, offers feedback
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Members of the 162nd Wing expressed an overall favorable outlook of the organization’s effectiveness and culture through the recent climate survey, but they did cite the need for improvement in areas like communication and feedback. “I am proud to see that the 162nd Wing team has such high esteem for our collective performance and
0 6/20
2018
SSgt. Anna Solis, Security Forces here, practices poses with Emily Ibarra, Mar. 13 2018 at the Lohse Family YMCA. Solis and Ibarra workout six days a week, three hours a day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman David English) Female bodybuilding duo strengthens family bond
In 1980, Rachel McLish won the first Ms. Olympia contest held by the International Federation of Bodybuilders in Philadelphia.Bodybuilders must be disciplined both mentally and physically to achieve the results desired for competition.For Staff Sgt. Anna Solis, with Security Forces with the 162nd Wing here, her participation in the Natural Physique
0 3/28
2018
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The State Secretary of Defense along with the Vice Chief of Defense and Director of Operations of the Royal Netherlands , took the time to visit the 148th Fighter Squadron at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 24.State Secretary of Defense, Barbara Visser, Lieutenant-General
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2018
944th Fighter Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen and 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guardsmen partnered to offer the attendees a unique view of pilot training during an overnight trip to Gila Bend Auxiliary Airfield and the Barry M. Goldwater Range Jan. 18 and 19. Civic Leaders get unique view of pilot training
944th Fighter Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen and 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guardsmen partnered to offer civic leaders from Phoenix and Tucson a unique view of pilot training during an overnight trip to Gila Bend Auxiliary Airfield and the Barry M. Goldwater Range Jan. 18 and 19.
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2018
Holiday House 2017 Military families celebrate the season
The tenth annual Holiday Open House delivered toys to military families at the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing, Saturday, Dec. 16. The Family Readiness Office teamed up with non-profit organizations in Arizona that are dedicated to supporting military families, to host the annual holiday event.   "This would not be possible without the
0 12/20
2017
Civic leaders from San Antonio, Texas San Antonio civic leaders go west, experience Total Force
Recently, 22 civic leaders from the local San Antonio area did just that during the 433rd Airlift Wing's Civic Leaders' Tour to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, Nov. 16-17, 2017.
0 11/20
2017
Director of Operations for the 152nd Fighter Squadron Detachment 1, Lt. Col. Jason Lewis speaks at a memorial service here Sept. 19.  “He gave his life for God and country in preparation for battle with ISIS and any other threat that serves to alter peace and civility in Iraq.  We owe our utmost reverence, for he is a true hero,” said Lewis.  “Know your bothers will take it from here and will ensure your sacrifice was not made in vein.”  (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts) Fallen Iraqi fighter pilot: never forgotten
Iraqi Air Force members joined the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing to bid a final farewell to Iraqi pilot Maj. Noor Falih Hezam Al Khazaali during a memorial service here Sept. 19.Al Khazaali died Sept. 5 after his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed near Safford, Arizona, during a training mission.  He arrived at the 162nd Wing in 2016 and was in
0 10/04
2017
“The goal of the retreat is to help enrich any marriage,” said retreat facilitator Chaplain Nathan Mestler.  “No matter if the marriage is doing great or if the couple is struggling, there is material in this program to help any marriage take a step forward.” Laughter strengthens Guard relationships
Chaplains from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing led their first ever Strong Bonds retreat for more than 30 couples at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa, Aug. 18-20.ANG couples face unique challenges in support of their military family and Strong Bonds is an avenue to allow couples to reconnect away from the rigors of
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2017
Firefighters from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing answered a call for assistance in battling the Frye Fire near Safford, Arizona. On June 20, 2017 the 162nd Wing received an order to activate three citizen-Airmen in support of the Frye Wildland Fire incident management team’s aviation section.  The Airmen’s training and expertise equipped them to assist the state and community fight the blaze. (U.S. Forest Service photo) Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle
Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.  Firefighters from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing answered a call for assistance in battling the Frye Fire near Safford, Arizona.The fire, caused by a lightning strike, began June 7, 2017 and burned more than 48,000 acres
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2017
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