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  • AF recognizes LGBT service members during Pride Month

    The last decade has given way to great change in the military as it marches toward the crumbling walls of discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender service members."The true genius of America is that America can change," said President Barack Obama. "Change happens because of ordinary people, countless unsung heroes of our
  • More than just Ms. Congeniality: Airman competes for homeless female veterans

    For Tech. Sgt. Charmaine Pozo, the Ms. Veteran America contest was not about glamourous pageantry. It was about tireless advocacy - for a minimally acknowledged segment of those who have served in uniform: homeless female veterans."Currently, female veterans - an estimated 55,000 of them on a daily basis - are the fastest growing homeless
  • 162nd Airmen participate in Pima Regional SWAT training

    The last week of SWAT training took place at the Pima County Regional Officer Training Center and Airmen of the 162nd Wing trained alongside Tucson law enforcement personnel. The SWAT training program provides local law enforcement with the necessary knowledge and skills to one day become part of the Pima Regional SWAT team. During the first two
  • 162nd Wing awards ceremony; Honoring the Airmen who soar

    April in Tucson brings an abundance of beauty and renewed life to the desert with warm temperatures, bright-colored blossoms, and positive growth. Spring is a time to cherish the beauty of the landscape and give thanks for our blessings as life blooms before our eyes. It is also a time when the 162nd Wing honors its blessings and reflects on its
  • First Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event a success

    The 162nd Wing's Air Wing Integrator hosted her first Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event on April 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tucson International Airport.Christina Desiato began working here last September with a purpose, to assist deployed service members throughout the deployment cycle, and the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is her
  • 162nd Wing remembers influential leader

    The 162nd Wing mourned the loss of an icon, Sunday, as one of its most influential unit members was laid to rest. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Karen Veltman dedicated 32 years of her life to the 162nd, its members and their families. She stands as a pillar of feminist fortitude to the masses of women she has paved the way for throughout the Air
  • Honorary Commanders connect 162nd Wing, community

    What could a professional golfer, a mortgage lender, a bank manager, a cardiologist, a restauranteur and a manufacturer possibly have in common?They all have the distinction of being an Honorary Commander, a title bestowed upon them by the 162nd Wing during an award and change of command ceremony here April 12.The Honorary Commander Program seeks
  • HARM office receives prestigious career-field award

    The 162nd Wing Host Aviation Resource Management office celebrated receipt of the career-field's top honor, the Sergeant Dee Campbell Outstanding Aviation Resource Management Large Unit of the Year for the Air National Guard during the wing's annual awards ceremony Sunday, April 11."We've never received this award before, so it's pretty special for
  • 162nd Wing provides assistance as D-M security forces go "down range"

    For decades now, the 162nd Wing and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base have maintained the presence of global air power in the Tucson skies while invoking a patriotic sprit in the community.Their military presence, however, is not exclusive of each other. From facilitating the sites that sustain the Total Force Training Center and Operation Noble Eagle
  • CSAF visits 162nd Wing: fields questions and thanks Airmen

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife Betty visited the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing on March 24 to discuss wing missions and meet service members.Welsh met with wing members during an all call and spoke about the role the Guard plays in the future of the Air Force. He also fielded questions presented by Airmen