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  • Arizona's new general: Accept opportunities, be versatile, be grateful

    The Arizona National Guard congratulated its newest brigadier general at a promotion ceremony for the state's joint staff director here June 7.   Air Force Brig. Gen. Kerry Muehlenbeck now wears the rank commensurate with her duty to direct Arizona Army and Air Guard joint operations, special staff agencies, and joint policies and programs.
  • Commanders' summit focuses on rejecting status quo

    The adjutant general issued a challenge to Arizona Guard leaders recently - to empower Soldiers, Airmen and civilian employees to thrive physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.At a commanders' summit, held at Papago Park Military Reservation May 15, Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire encouraged leaders from the Army, Air and emergency management
  • Wright Flight more than about flying; student organization visits 162nd Wing

    On Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made world history by putting together a wooden frame with some metal fittings and heavy cotton fabric, and giving it power to gain altitude for a controlled flight. It was an amazing feat, made possible with a can-do attitude and a drive to truly conquer new heights. It's that same spirit that formed the basis
  • Sky Harbor Copperheads provide for F-16's "global reach," allow more training

    As a multi-purpose fighter, the F-16 Fighting Falcon is a vital piece of air power for the United States and its allied nations, with its mere presence deterring enemy action, but capable of unleashing fury in and from the skies when needed. But even with its massive ordnance, maneuvering abilities or the tactical skill-sets acquired by its pilots,
  • Tucson Mayor jets across Arizona skies

    Exhilaration filled the air as Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild soared above the city May 3 in an F-16 Fighting Falcon piloted by Col. Phil Purcell, commander of the 162nd Wing."It was a blast," said Rothschild as he recounted his wild ride. "The aircraft has amazing capability." Rothschild visited the wing Saturday to meet Arizona Air Guardsmen
  • Arizona National Guard welcomes first-ever senior enlisted advisor

    The Arizona National Guard's first senior enlisted advisor assumed his new duties at Papago Park Military Reservation here May 4, 2014.     Chief Master Sgt. Shane Clark, a 31-year veteran of the Arizona Air National Guard, will serve as the state's top enlisted member - a position which only exists in a handful of states across the nation.  
  • An Airman's Airman says goodbye: CMSgt Clark departs the 162nd Wing

    It wasn't his ear-to-ear grin, the strong grip when he shakes your hand, the sleeves that are always rolled up on his ABUs or the memorable way he belted out the national anthem at unit functions that set Chief Master Sgt. Shane Clark apart at the 162nd Wing here for 31 years.     Instead, it was his tireless advocacy for the Airman that will be
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    April has been federally designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SAAM. Each April, government and civilian agencies nationwide honor SAAM by providing educational opportunities and special events to increase the awareness and prevention of sexual violence.   Sexual violence is not an easy topic to discuss, especially for survivors who have
  • Arizona National Guard recognizes outstanding Soldiers and Airmen

    The Arizona National Guard recognized its top service members at the state's Outstanding Soldier and Airmen of the Year Banquet here March 22.  This year's banquet was the first joint Arizona Army and Air National Guard award ceremony, which allowed the Arizona National Guard leadership to recognize outstanding service members for their
  • Grappling, pummeling, trapping: 162nd Airmen learn to 'close with the enemy'

    The words on the gym wall summed it up best for 13 security forces specialists who trained at the Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site here March 17-21.   "The defining characteristic of a warrior is the willingness to close with the enemy."  Through the Basic Combative Course taught by Arizona's Citizen-Soldiers, the men and women
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