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  • Mentorship, adaptability key for recognized Airmen at OSAY

    Arizona's military citizenry honored the best of its air and ground power at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa here March 21.The 162nd Wing nominees at the Arizona National Guard's 2015 Outstanding Soldiers and Airmen of the Year (OSAY) Banquet were as follows:For Airman of the Year category: Senior Airman Nicholas Hoffman, Structural Maintenance
  • Turkey Shoot inspires competition at 162nd Wing

    The Maintenance and Operations Squadrons of the 162nd Wing competed in a Turkey Shoot held during March Unit Training Assembly. The 148th, 152nd, and 195th fighter squadrons competed to determine combat readiness and effectiveness.A Turkey Shoot is a competition where Airmen face-off in simulated air mission scenarios to determine which squadron
  • Norway’s pilots illuminate air space

    Beginning this year, Norwegian student-pilots will receive additional training in critical areas, representing a milestone in their now 18 year association with the 162nd Wing's F-16 Schoolhouse."The expansion of the Norwegian syllabus affirms the good reputation our students enjoy in Tucson," said Maj. Erik Brettingen, Norwegian exchange officer
  • Arizona Air Guard to watch over Super Bowl XLIX

    Pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 162nd Wing's Aerospace Control Alert Detachment at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base may take to the skies to help protect thousands of spectators at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona, Feb. 1.Arizona's Air National Guard is among the units teaming up with the North American Aerospace Defense Command in a
  • Wing members experience new generation of officer training

    January 2015 marks the beginning of a new era for Air Force officer training as candidates from all three service components, active duty, the Reserves and the Guard, will begin training side by side. The Air Force began transitioning to a combined basic officer training school last fall with new curricula and partially integrated classroom
  • Chief's Council awards motivated Airmen

    The 162nd Wing Chief's Council awarded two unit members academic scholarships in the amount of $500 at a ceremony here January 5.Airman 1st Class Israel Romero, squadron aviation resource manager and Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Ochoa, International Military Student Office representative were selected for their continued professional development
  • Wing delivers joy, cheer

    Arizona Military members and their families were embraced by warmth and holiday cheer Dec. 13 during the wing's annual Operation Holiday Open House. More than 400 people attended the event to share joy, laughter, fun and the magic of the holiday season.The event featured toys donated by the local community, a sugar cookie decorating station
  • 162nd Wing facilitates interagency training for active shooter exercise

    Active-shooter exercises are common within government facilities and military bases, and most of them seem to surround a single entity neutralizing a threat by force. Very seldom, however, do these training events involve an entire installation, along with government counterparts, like it did here at the 162nd Wing Nov. 17."One of the ideas behind
  • Mental health mission not taken lightly at the 162nd Wing

    When describing what she does, social worker Diane Schiff doesn't really care to use "psychological," even though the word is actually part of the program she administers at the 162nd Wing."Any sentence or statement with that word tends to scare people off," she said, preferring the catchy, appropriately informal title of "the stress
  • Predator progress for the Arizona Air National Guard

    The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional "woohoo" filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight pattern at Libby Army Airfield, Nov. 5, marking the Arizona Air National Guard's first Predator flight on U.S. soil.The 214th Reconnaissance Group, aligned under the 162nd in April, began flying the