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  • 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
  • Back to basics with open ranks

    Logistics is the business of being precise, as Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Ramirez can attest.So it only seemed appropriate that on Nov. 2, the 162nd Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) held the one event that reflects that kind of precision: an open ranks inspection."As the new LRS superintendent, it's my duty to always instill the squadron with
  • The voice of the warfighter

    The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) hosted the 2014 Weapons and Tactics (WEPTAC) conference here, Oct. 20-24.In its 33rd year, WEPTAC surrounds the 162nd Wing's direct support of the Air Reserve Component (ARC) convening on base. This year's WEPTAC is of vital importance as Guardsmen and Reservists continue
  • One big (really big) family portrait at the 162nd Wing

    What family doesn't have a portrait?In what was arguably the greatest collection of Arizona military talent assembled in recent memory, 162nd Wing members - nearly 1,300 of them - converged at the Tucson International Airport to be captured on digital imagery Oct. 5.For Col. Phil Purcell, commander of the 162nd Wing, the decision to have a portrait