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  • Kicking off CrossTell 2018

    Guardsmen from the 141st Air Refueling Wing flew to the western skies of Oregon to support F-16D Fighting Falcons from the 162nd Fighter Wing and F-15A Eagles from the 142nd Fighter Wing participating in Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell 2018, a live-fly training exercise out of the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., July 24-26.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Visit Solidifies Partnership

    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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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