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Chief Master Sgt. Charles H. Neal speaks during the Assumption of Authority ceremony at the 162nd Wing, Feb. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman David English) New command chief takes reins
The 162 Wing celebrated as Joint Headquarters Command Chief Master Sgt. of the National Guard Armando A. Gonzalez relinquished responsibility as the 162nd Wing Command Chief to Chief Master Sgt. Charles H. Neal during the Assumption of Authority ceremony held at the Desert Rose Dining Facility Feb. 11, 2018 here. The 162nd Wing Commander, Brig.
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Though Air National Guardsmen wear the same shade of green on their Airman Battle Uniforms or flight suits, they come from many different backgrounds and walks of life. 
Having a culturally diverse group of Airman gives the Arizona Air National Guard the ability to work and function in many different directions. ((U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff. Sgt. Micah Hill) The mission essential factors of diversity and inclusion
Though Air National Guardsmen wear the same shade of green on their Airman Battle Uniforms or flight suits, Chief Master Sgt. Jacinta Figueroa points to how variety is important when it comes to the mindset of the 162nd Wing Airman."You don't want to color with the same crayon because everything is going to look the same. You want a box of
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Airmen of the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard’s Aerospace Ground Equipment shop delivered holiday cheer to a deserving family this year.  Staff Sgt. Victor Hixson listens intently while the four children sing “God Bless the USA” to thank the Airmen for their service to the nation and their support this holiday season. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts) Mission Spread Holiday Cheer
Airmen of the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard's Aerospace Ground Equipment shop embarked on a special mission to make the holidays a little brighter for a deserving family this year.The maintenance shop responsible for all equipment on the ground that keeps the wing's F-16s in the air wanted to do something different this year to spread
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Senior Airman Bryan Adams, a paralegal specialist with the 162nd Fighter Wing’s Judge Advocate General, reviews documents in the legal office. The JAG Corps here assists Air Guard personnel by meeting their pre-deployment legal needs while serving in a direct support function to the wing commander. Though JAG is not permitted to provide advice on criminal or certain civil matters, the 162nd Fighter Wing’s legal support team highly encourages Airmen to visit their office so they can steer them in the right direction by providing referrals. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith/Released) JAG Corps serves its most important client: 162nd FW Airmen
While the entertainment world perpetuates the stereotype of military lawyers in dress uniforms parading in courtrooms and flying jets, the 162nd Fighter Wing's Judge Advocate General professionals are more about supporting the Citizen-Airman through legal assistance. "We serve the men and women of the Air National Guard by meeting their
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SrA Curtus Cowles processes 20mm ammo using the Universal Ammunition Loading System. The 20mm rounds are used on the F-16's internal gun system. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by John Alderman/Released)
Creative visual team showcases munitions at the 162nd Fighter Wing
When trying to reach that segment of young people who might be ready and willing to commit to their community, state and country, the Air National Guard does not rely on posters of Uncle Sam nor the "Fuel Your Future" or "Guarding America, Defending Freedom" slogans of yesterday. Instead, America's premier air power turns to the talents of ANG
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(U.S. Air Force graphic) One-stop shop places education within reach
It's no secret that higher education is as important to an Air National Guard career as it is to the civilian job market. It may be surprising to some Airmen, however, to learn that they are closer to earning their degree or trade certification than they think.Capt. Celeste Snyder, the 162nd Fighter Wing's education and training officer, is
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Tech. Sgt. Michael Brizuela, left, performs a flag folding ceremony at a military retirement at the 162nd Fighter Wing in Tucson, Ariz. Thirty years ago this Memorial Day he first signed up for Honor Guard duty and has steadily volunteered ever since. “I’m just grateful I can still do this all these years later. I want to be useful to the end and I hope I can even help post the colors at my own retirement one day,” Brizuela said. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Dave Neve) Memorial Day stirs memories for Honor Guard veteran
This Memorial Day, while Americans gather to remember those who gave their lives for their freedoms, military Honor Guards will function as central fixtures at cemeteries, parades and solemn observances.For Tech. Sgt. Michael Brizuela, a full-time F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief at Tucson International Airport, the day is one of a thousand
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Senior Airman Frank Landavaso is greeted with a hug April 13 in the Tucson International Airport baggage claim. Landavaso and his fellow firefighters from the 162nd Fighter Wing spent the last six months deployed to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Roberto Gonzalez) Photo Feature: Firefighters welcomed home from Southwest Asia
Four firefighters assigned to the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport heard the cheers of family and friends as they were welcomed home April 13.Arizona Air National Guardsmen Senior Airman Gregory Leyba, Master Sgt. Christopher Black, Master Sgt. Joe Linehan and Senior Airman Frank Landavaso were deployed for six months to Southwest
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Royal Air Force flight lieutenant Will Hardesty enthusiastically prepares for his training flight in a Tornado GR-4 at the Snowbird Ramp on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 4, 2012. Hardesty is a member of the RAF 31 Squadron who is visiting D-M to train out at the Snowbird Ramp. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released) Photo Feature: RAF Tornados Visit Snowbird
Royal Air Force 31 Squadron visited D-M recently to train at Operation Snowbird. The squadron brought pilots, flight engineers and several of their aircraft, the Tornado GR-4. Operation Snowbird provides support for visiting flying units from U.S. military installations and allied partners needing to train in the optimal weather conditions and
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Airman 1st Class Chris Carpenter takes off in the back seat of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Feb. 11. Carpenter, 162nd Maintenance Group, was rewarded with an incentive ride for earning the 162nd Fighter Wing Airman of the Quarter award for October-December 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Heising) Photo Feature: A drill-in-the-life – February 2012
February's drill weekend was a shining example of what the men and women of the 162nd Fighter Wing can accomplish in 48 hours. Click here to view a photo slideshow from Feb. 11 and 12.
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