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  • 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
  • 162nd Wing recognizes year's finest

    The 162nd Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard recognized its annual award winners from 2016 in a ceremony at the Tucson International Airport April 2. The ceremony recognized outstanding individuals and teams that contributed to the state and nation.Brig. Gen. Andrew MacDonald, commander of the 162nd Wing, presided over the ceremony.  Prior to
  • Relationships built through maintenance expertise

    The United States Air Force’s commitment to develop partner nation air forces is sometimes accomplished one officer at a time, and the Arizona Air National Guard is offering one of its best assets to the exchange program---maintenance experience.At the 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport, Chilean air force exchange officer Capt.
  • 162nd Wing MAGIC

    The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at Tucson International Airport held the 7th annual My Air Guard Incentive Career, or MAGIC event at Pima Community College West Campus Feb. 11-12. The MAGIC event is an opportunity for new enlistees and re-enlistees within the 162nd Wing to obtain information on the many career benefits the ANG
  • Open house brings joy to military famllies

    Imagine a buffet with an endless supply of your favorite foods for free, now revert to your childhood, exchange food for toys and you might grasp the sheer joy and excitement the ninth annual Holiday Open House delivered to Arizona military families at the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing, Saturday, Dec. 17.The Family Readiness Office teamed
  • 'I will give you my best. I promise.' Longtime 162nd Wing Airman returns to Arizona as wing commander

    Brig. Gen. Andrew MacDonald took command of the 162nd Wing in a ceremony Nov. 5 at the Tucson International Airport.Brig. Gen. Howard Purcell relinquished command to MacDonald, who returned to the 162nd Wing after an assignment in Washington, D.C. MacDonald also promoted to brigadier general during the ceremony in front of family members and
  • First commander’s final celebration

    Members of the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing family gathered to celebrate the life and memory of retired Maj. Gen. Donald E. Morris during a ceremony here October 14.Morris, the wing's first and longest serving commander died June 7, 2016, leaving behind his wife Cherie, two children, two grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren and one of
  • 9/11 strengthened resolve of 162nd Wing

    The tragic events of 9/11 shook the foundation of peace and security for the United States. No longer could its citizens take for granted the relative tranquility of their homeland. In the aftermath of what happened in New York City, the Pentagon and in the rolling hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, the Air National Guard presented itself as a
  • Taking care of people earns the spotlight

    It is common to see a first sergeant spotlight the accomplishments of outstanding Airmen while remaining in the shadows, but this time the spotlight is on the Arizona National Guard's Senior Master Sgt. Jack Minaya as the Air National Guard's Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year.Minaya was selected for this honor among all other Air National
  • Recycled oil shifts gears

    Your car could be running on recycled F-16 oil.At the 162nd Wing, all of the used oil from aircraft maintenance operations is collected and recycled. Yes, recycled.Just like in your car, aircraft need oil. It helps lubricate, cool, clean, seal and generally protect the parts and engine from corrosion. This oil is critically important to the health