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  • Arizona Air Guard helps Tucson students learn about the Holocaust

    "It's the ghetto. That's just how it is here." These words, regularly heard by Americans, are a statement of apathy, complacency and despair. But for more than 250 high school students gathered at the 162nd Fighter Wing here March 17, the word "ghetto" was a rallying cry of a time now long in our past that must not be forgotten - it must not be
  • ‘Bring a Buddy’ builds a recruiting foundation for 162nd

    Friends and family of 162nd Fighter Wing members participated in a 'no pressure' recruiting event here March 7; the second annual "Bring a Buddy to Drill." The event, organized by the wing recruiting office, gave 35 visitors the chance to see a day in the life of Arizona Air Guardsmen. Each "buddy," invited by a friend or relative in the unit, got
  • Recruiters exceed goals, bring home the gold

    Imagine trying to convince someone to join the military in wartime when potential recruits know their next summer vacation could very well be in Afghanistan. Recruiters at the 162nd Fighter Wing make it look easy. They recruited an astonishing 197 Airmen last year. Master Sergeants Teresa Denogean, Brian Jones, Jeff Schultz and Johnny Martinez
  • AZANG star performers shine at OAY banquet

    The Arizona Air National Guard gathered under the evening sky to celebrate its star performers at the Outstanding Airman of the Year Banquet held here March 7, at the Westin La Paloma Resort. The OAY banquet is an annual celebration honoring the best of the best in the Arizona Air National Guard. Supervisors nominate Airmen based on criteria
  • Arizona’s fighter wing welcomes new commander

    The Air National Guard's premier F-16 fighter pilot training unit welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here March 7. Col. Greg Stroud assumed command of Arizona's 162nd Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Patrick Moisio before wing members, family and friends assembled at the Air Guard base at Tucson International Airport. Stroud
  • Prestigious award named for 162nd Fighter Wing Minuteman Committee member, community leader

    When Tucson community and business leaders gathered to present the Tucson Light: William G. Valenzuela Legacy Award, the guest of honor was told he was attending a Valentine's Day party in downtown Tucson's Stillwell House, Feb. 13. Bill Valenzuela, a 162nd Fighter Wing Minuteman, Arizona State Chair Emeritus for the National Committee of Employer
  • USA Basketball proclaims support for Guardsmen, Reservists

    On the eve of the highly-anticipated NBA All-Star weekend, an event that once again catapulted Phoenix into the National spotlight; Arizona's most prominent political, business and military figures had cause for celebration. At the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Arizona's own Jerry Colangelo, managing director of the Men's USA Basketball National Team,
  • Medical Group rakes in major awards

    The National Guard Bureau announced the 162nd Medical Group as recipient of the 2008 Theodore C. Marrs Team Award in recognition for outstanding medical readiness, Feb. 6. The group was selected over 88 other Air National Guard units across the country. The award also singled out three key outstanding team members; Maj. Christine Rhodes, Master
  • Arizona Guardsmen Take on NBA Stars

    Arizona Army and Air National Guardsmen were honored for their combat service Feb. 15 with an opportunity to score against National Basketball Association greats Shaquille O'Neal and David Robinson during the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend here. But this competition didn't take place on a basketball court. Instead, the troops vied for a chance to play