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  • 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
  • 162nd hosts Dutch air force commander

    Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, spent the day visiting Airmen at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport and the evening attending a graduation for his newest fighter pilots, Friday, June 16, 2017.  Lt. Gen. Dennis Luyt started his visit by getting an up close look at the missions of the
  • Destruction fosters partnerships

    The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, partnered with the Tucson International Airport to give residents from Banner University Medical Center a lesson in automobile destruction during a patient extraction exercise at the airport, May 31.The residents from Banner University Medical Center’s South Campus will soon be practicing physicians, but
  • 162nd hosts bring a buddy event

    The 162nd Wing initiated the first “Bring Your Buddy to Work” event during the Unit Training Assembly, Saturday, June 2.   Members of the wing were encouraged to invite a guest to participate in this one day event and inform them about the role the 162nd Wing plays in the community. Guests experienced various missions performed at the wing; guests
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