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  • Wing earns high marks in environmental, safety assessment

    The 162nd Fighter Wing earned superior ratings during an Environmental, Safety, Occupational Health, Compliance Assessment and Management Program (ESOHCAMP) inspection conducted here Jan. 5-9. The National Guard Bureau sent a multiple disciplinary team of inspectors to perform the ESOHCAMP inspection on the wing, a Guard-wide requirement every
  • Decisive action earns safety awards for crew chiefs

    Only a Hollywood movie studio could recreate the heroic actions of three Air National Guard crew chiefs that saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon and its pilot at Tucson International Airport one summer day in 2008. On the afternoon of June 17, a mechanical malfunction caused a fighter jet to lose hydraulic pressure in the braking system while taxiing on
  • TRICARE covers Reserve Component family

    TRICARE provides healthcare coverage for families of a drilling Reserve Component sponsor before, during and after active duty. During activation and deployments, the family may use TRICARE Prime, Prime Remote or Standard and Extra. When National Guard or Reserve sponsors are not on active duty, they may be eligible to purchase and enroll in
  • Congress authorizes paternity leave

    Eligible Airmen are now authorized 10 days of nonchargeable paternity leave following the birth of their newborns, courtesy of the 2009 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress. The law applies to married, active-duty Airmen. The Airman's wife must have given birth to the child on or after Oct. 14, 2008. "This is going to
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  • Wing member to represent AZ junior Guardsmen

    Wing members might have heard her voice on the other end of the line when calling the communications flight help desk. "Help desk, Sergeant Thiel, can I help you?" In addition to being so helpful with troubleshooting computers, Staff Sgt. Heidi Thiel plays an important role in the Junior Enlisted Council as treasurer and through several other wing
  • Retiree’s son benefits, gives back to donor organization

    Several 162nd Fighter Wing members here signed up to be organ donors through the Donor Network of Arizona (DNA) thanks to the advocacy of one member of the wing family. John Salazar, Jr. is the son of retired 162nd Fighter Wing member, John Salazar. He's not only a loyal volunteer of DNA, but he's also a donor recipient. In his spare time, he sets
  • A.S.P.I.R.E. to achieve total wellness

    The first A.S.P.I.R.E. (Act to Sustain your Potential through Integrated Resources and Exercise) Wellness Fare is scheduled for Feb. 20 at 11:15 a.m. The event will be held on a half-fly day to encourage maximum participation from all wing members. Sponsored by the Care and Enhancement Network Effectiveness Team (CARENET) and 9G Force Fitness, the
  • Play it safe when traveling to Mexico; avoid Nogales, border cities

    Wing leadership strongly advises 162nd Fighter Wing members and their families to avoid traveling to Nogales, Sonora. More than 5,000 people have been killed throughout Mexico since the wing issued a travel advisory for Mexico last year. Over the past few months there has been a rapid increase in violence in Nogales, Sonora . The deaths are