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  • 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
  • Wing commander's generosity kicks off 2014 CFC

    162nd Wing Combined Federal Campaign unit representatives challenge wing members to support organizations as the 2014 charity event kicks off here on Oct. 4.Col. Phil Purcell, wing commander,  presented a check for $300 to this year's CFC unit coordinators, 1st Lt. Erika Palomino and 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts. His contribution will go to support the
  • Cyber security: Our present, our future

    Cyber technologies and the Internet are an integral part of everyone's lives these days, whether at work, at home, on the go, for fun, to keep us healthy, manage our finances and even to save our lives. Most of our day-to-day routines rely heavily upon technology and cyber connectivity because of the ease they provide. Although these technologies
  • A master marksman and Arizona Air Guardsman

    Tech. Sgt. Daniel Rodriquez's days at the 162nd Wing are filled with arranging frequencies for new equipment and maintaining communications-based systems. When he is not directly engaged in the Air Force global information grid, the Tucson-native focuses on another type of military-inspired endeavor: competitive marksmanship"I've always had a knack
  • Mixed Martial Airman

    After nine years of intense training and preparation, Tech. Sgt. Michael Parker is getting the opportunity of a lifetime.September 26, 2014 marks the day that validates the 162nd Wing aircraft engine mechanic's hard work and dedication as a mixed martial artist. He will fight in the prominent Bellator MMA fight promotion at Grand Canyon University
  • 162nd Wing Airmen refine warrior skills in the high country

    Enhancement of deployment and domestic response skills were the assignments given to 73 members of the 162nd Wing during an exercise Aug. 11-15 at Camp Navajo Collective Training Center.   "What would you do if you were deployed?" asked Lt. Col. Gregory Bliss, deputy commander of the 162nd Wing Mission Support Group and detachment commander
  • AETC commander: wing's contribution 'cannot be overstated'

    The Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing hosted Gen. Robin Rand, Air Education and Training Command commander, Aug. 2-3 during the August Unit Training Assembly.Rand said he gained more knowledge of the unit's diverse mission outside of its F-16 schoolhouse, to include the 162nd Wing's support to the Air Force Reserve Test Center, contributions
  • Lights camera chaplains

    The Air National Guard Recruiting Creative Marketing team visited Davis-Monthan Air Force Base here July 14-18 to film an ANG chaplain recruiting video.  Assisted by 162nd Wing personnel and assets here, the cast and crew spent the week filming at various locations on Davis-Monthan in addition to other locations throughout the country.   The
  • Motivated to save lives

    Airmen assigned to the 162nd Wing showcased their medical deployment skills during a decontamination exercise July 15 at the medical facility here. The decontamination, DECON, exercise lasted two days and consisted of three scenarios that evaluated Airmen's abilities to perform in-place patient decontamination, IPPD. "We do the exercise to
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