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  • New Commander Takes Lead Virtually

    MORRIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ariz -- As communities around the nation adapt to staying close to home, the men and women of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing were introduced to their new commander virtually.Brig. Gen. Andrew MacDonald relinquished command to Col. Jeffery Butler through a video message to the members of the Guard’s
  • New command chief takes reins

    The 162 Wing celebrated as Joint Headquarters Command Chief Master Sgt. of the National Guard Armando A. Gonzalez relinquished responsibility as the 162nd Wing Command Chief to Chief Master Sgt. Charles H. Neal during the Assumption of Authority ceremony held at the Desert Rose Dining Facility Feb. 11, 2018 here. The 162nd Wing Commander, Brig.
  • The mission essential factors of diversity and inclusion

    Though Air National Guardsmen wear the same shade of green on their Airman Battle Uniforms or flight suits, Chief Master Sgt. Jacinta Figueroa points to how variety is important when it comes to the mindset of the 162nd Wing Airman."You don't want to color with the same crayon because everything is going to look the same. You want a box of
  • Mission Spread Holiday Cheer

    Airmen of the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard's Aerospace Ground Equipment shop embarked on a special mission to make the holidays a little brighter for a deserving family this year.The maintenance shop responsible for all equipment on the ground that keeps the wing's F-16s in the air wanted to do something different this year to spread
  • JAG Corps serves its most important client: 162nd FW Airmen

    While the entertainment world perpetuates the stereotype of military lawyers in dress uniforms parading in courtrooms and flying jets, the 162nd Fighter Wing's Judge Advocate General professionals are more about supporting the Citizen-Airman through legal assistance. "We serve the men and women of the Air National Guard by meeting their
  • Creative visual team showcases munitions at the 162nd Fighter Wing

    When trying to reach that segment of young people who might be ready and willing to commit to their community, state and country, the Air National Guard does not rely on posters of Uncle Sam nor the "Fuel Your Future" or "Guarding America, Defending Freedom" slogans of yesterday. Instead, America's premier air power turns to the talents of ANG
  • One-stop shop places education within reach

    It's no secret that higher education is as important to an Air National Guard career as it is to the civilian job market. It may be surprising to some Airmen, however, to learn that they are closer to earning their degree or trade certification than they think.Capt. Celeste Snyder, the 162nd Fighter Wing's education and training officer, is
  • Memorial Day stirs memories for Honor Guard veteran

    This Memorial Day, while Americans gather to remember those who gave their lives for their freedoms, military Honor Guards will function as central fixtures at cemeteries, parades and solemn observances.For Tech. Sgt. Michael Brizuela, a full-time F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief at Tucson International Airport, the day is one of a thousand
  • Photo Feature: Firefighters welcomed home from Southwest Asia

    Four firefighters assigned to the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport heard the cheers of family and friends as they were welcomed home April 13.Arizona Air National Guardsmen Senior Airman Gregory Leyba, Master Sgt. Christopher Black, Master Sgt. Joe Linehan and Senior Airman Frank Landavaso were deployed for six months to Southwest
  • Photo Feature: RAF Tornados Visit Snowbird

    Royal Air Force 31 Squadron visited D-M recently to train at Operation Snowbird. The squadron brought pilots, flight engineers and several of their aircraft, the Tornado GR-4. Operation Snowbird provides support for visiting flying units from U.S. military installations and allied partners needing to train in the optimal weather conditions and