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Photos: Senator McCain visits 162nd Fighter Wing

U.S. Senator John McCain answers questions during a news conference Nov. 24 at the Arizona Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport. Senator McCain visited to show support for the 162nd Fighter Wing and its future.  (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain answers questions during a news conference Nov. 24 at the Arizona Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport. Senator McCain visited to show support for the 162nd Fighter Wing and its future. (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain greets Col. Greg Stroud, commander of the 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, Nov. 24. Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future.  (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain greets Col. Greg Stroud, commander of the 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, Nov. 24. Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future. (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain meets with Tucson community leaders Nov. 24 in the 162nd Fighter Wing Auditorium at Tucson International Airport. Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future.  (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain meets with Tucson community leaders Nov. 24 in the 162nd Fighter Wing Auditorium at Tucson International Airport. Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future. (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain, Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, and Col. Greg Stroud, 162nd Fighter Wing commander, head to a news conference Nov. 24 at the Arizona Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport.  Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future.  (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain, Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, and Col. Greg Stroud, 162nd Fighter Wing commander, head to a news conference Nov. 24 at the Arizona Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport. Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future. (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain greets Lt. Col. James Taylor, 162nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Group commander, and Col. Karen Bence, Mission Support Group commander, Nov. 24 at the Arizona Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport.  Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future.  (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain greets Lt. Col. James Taylor, 162nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Group commander, and Col. Karen Bence, Mission Support Group commander, Nov. 24 at the Arizona Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport. Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future. (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain greets Brig. Gen. Michael Colangelo, Arizona Air National Guard commander, Nov. 24 at the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport. Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future.  (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain greets Brig. Gen. Michael Colangelo, Arizona Air National Guard commander, Nov. 24 at the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport. Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future. (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain and Col. Greg Stroud, 162nd Fighter Wing commander, answer questions during  a news conference Nov. 24 at the Arizona Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport. Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future.  (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

U.S. Senator John McCain and Col. Greg Stroud, 162nd Fighter Wing commander, answer questions during a news conference Nov. 24 at the Arizona Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport. Senator McCain visited to show support for the wing and its future. (U.S Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Neve)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- U.S. Senator John McCain visited the Airzona Air National Guard's 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport Nov. 24 to show support for the wing and it's future.

Hosted by Brig. Gen. Michael Colangelo, Arizona Air National Guard commander, and Col. Greg Stroud, 162nd Fighter Wing commander, the senator toured base facilities, met with Tucson community leaders and held a news conference on base to discuss the current and possible future missions of the unit.

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