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  • Tops in Blue member makes Tucson show a memorable homecoming

    Tops in Blue, the Air Force's premier entertainment group, performed here June 4 at the Tucson Convention Center. Among the 30 performers from around the country, an Arizona Air Guardsman took center stage to sing for her hometown crowd. Tech. Sgt. Chandra Smith, a full-time member of the 162nd Fighter Wing's F-16 Alert Detachment located at
  • June training assembly dental event

    All Air National Guard members are required to maintain a year-round high level of medical military readiness. Individual medical readiness (IMR) is a list of medical and health requirements that the DoD has deemed necessary to maintain a medically qualified and readily deployable force. Items considered in the IMR are: health record review,
  • New FRG coordinator: Mission first, family always

    The new Family Readiness Group coordinator for the 162nd Fighter Wing has a head start on her new job having marched a mile in a Guardsman's boots. Barb Gavre began her tenure as the wing's family assistance manager April 28. Her appointment marks her second career with the unit. She served 23 years in the 162nd as a supply technician, which gives
  • Apply now for Jimmy Jet scholarships

    Three Jimmy Jet Foundation Scholarships are available now through July 31; the Brig. Gen. Ronald L. Kurth for General studies, the Col. James V. Fiorelli for Aviation related studies, and the Lt. Col. Pamela J. Long for Volunteer work and community involvement. For each scholarship, $500 will be awarded per semester (maximum of $1,000). Unit
  • DTS Offers Online Training Center

    The Defense Travel System (DTS), currently being used by 162nd Fighter Wing Active Guard Reserve members, will be mandatory for all 162nd Fighter Wing members in the very near future. Per a memorandum from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, signed by Dr. David Chu, DTS must be used whenever possible. As stated, "this mandate applies to
  • Arizona Air Guardsman Honored for selfless act of heroism

    On any given morning at Tucson International Airport the skies are clear, there's a view of the mountains, rows of F-16s wait for the morning "go," and a life-saving hero prepares his jet for flight. In April, the Coast Guard honored Staff Sgt. Jay Rosenberry, an F-16 crew chief here, for saving the lives of his children and another child in 2006.
  • Wright Flight helps students stay on course

    "What's that thing? Is it a bomb?" asked a fourth-grader pointing to an aircraft fuel tank in the air park here. More than 60 curious elementary school students recently had all their questions answered during an all-access tour of the Air National Guard Base at Tucson International Airport. This wasn't an ordinary tour. Tucson's Reynolds