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  • Country music star flies with Arizona Guard

    The 162nd Fighter Wing flew country music recording artist Joe Nichols in an F-16 Fighting Falcon from Tucson International Airport Thursday, April 17. The orientation flight highlighted the Arizona National Guard's partnership with Country Thunder U.S.A., the country music festival held in Florence, Ariz., April 17-20. Joe Nichols, a concert
  • Wing launches new public Web site

    There's a new tool at the fingertips of wing members, retirees, families, Tucson community members, and anyone in the world with a computer and an internet connection; the 162nd Fighter Wing public Web site. In the information age, it's vital for Air National Guard units to remain at the forefront of communication with its many audiences. Wing
  • May is Asian, Pacific American Heritage Month

    During the month of May, the 162nd Fighter Wing celebrates Asian, Pacific American Heritage Month and the 30th anniversary since its establishment as a federal special observance. This program gives federal organizations the opportunity to commemorate the culture and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders to our Nation. Asian, Pacific
  • Maintenance officer takes on embassy tour

    The emerging nation of Kazakhstan will soon rely on a 162nd Fighter Wing maintenance officer to coordinate its State Partnership Program activities. Capt. Andrew Chilcoat will serve as the Arizona National Guard's representative to the Central Asian government during a one-year overseas tour. He'll work at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan's
  • Wing strengthens U.S. partnership with Central Asia

    The 162nd Fighter Wing hosted delegates from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan for an aviation logistics information exchange, April 8-9. Approximately 30 logistics officers and staff from the three Central Asian air forces visited the 162nd Logistics Readiness Squadron and 162nd Maintenance Group to learn how it accomplishes the mission of
  • 162nd members make buddies into wingmen

    Friends and family of 162nd Fighter Wing members received an unprecedented opportunity April 5 to participate in the first Bring a Buddy to Drill day here. The event was focused on attracting non-prior military recruits in an effort to meet recruitment standards and to also "grow our own," said Master Sgt. Teresa Denogean, recruiting office
  • Air Guard helps Tucson students learn about the Holocaust

    The 162nd Fighter Wing here helped a new generation of Americans learn what happens when people stay silent in the face of genocide. The Arizona Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport hosted more than 300 local high school students during a program to remember the victims of the Holocaust, March 27. Master Sgt. (ret.) Mark Levine,
  • Weapons troop helps shoot down satellite

    The downing of a dying U.S. reconnaissance satellite with a missile  Feb. 20 was the latest shot heard round the world, and no one heard it louder than the Arizona Air National Guardsman tasked to confirm the mission's success.Staff Sgt. Byron Koomia, a weapons troop assigned to Tucson's 162nd Fighter Wing, works as an electrical engineer for
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Nationally, April is observed as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) as a way to raise awareness and promote prevention of sexual violence through special events and public education. SAAM creates an opportunity to highlight the Department of Defense (DoD) and Service policies addressing sexual assault prevention and response. The DoD theme for