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  • Guard rehearses response to airliner crash

    Air National Guardsmen at the 162nd Fighter Wing, honed their skills during a major accident response exercise here, March 26. The scenario called for base first responders to react to a simulated 737 airliner crash at Tucson International Airport. The Arizona Guard unit, which resides on 92 acres on the northwest side of the airport, shares
  • Fit to fight… fight to be fit

    Members and their spouses here can have a healthy experience becoming the "Biggest Loser" during the second six-week 9G Force Fitness class scheduled for April. In the inaugural 9G Force Fitness class, the "Biggest Looser" chucked nearly 9 percent body weight and 16.5 inches around the waist. "It's not a six-week program - it's a changed lifestyle.
  • AZANG names 'best of the best'

    The Arizona Air National Guard brought together its finest personnel and named its top performers during the Outstanding Airmen of the Year banquet held here March 1, at the Phoenix Airport Marriott Hotel.Three of the award-winning Airmen were nominees from the 162nd Fighter Wing.The 2008 Airmen of the Year award winners are:- Airman of the Year:
  • Arizona alert detachment held up as the 'Gold Standard'

    Arizona's Air National Guard F-16 alert detachment here is the focus of new training video for other alert units to follow when standing up air sovereignty alert missions. The D-M alert unit is a detachment of the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Fighter Wing headquartered at Tucson International Airport, and its team of pilots and maintainers