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  • Wing strengthens family bonds with local retreat

    Last month, twenty 162nd Wing families gathered at a local resort for a weekend of family activities centered on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families.” The three-day retreat is part of the Strong Bonds program, a unit-based, chaplain-led event that assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Air Family.
  • Making a splash: joint operators practice water survival skills

    Nearly 100 Air National Guardsmen from two units completed water survival training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, San Diego, July 9 and 10. Pilots and aircrew flight equipment technicians from the 162d Wing, Tucson, Ariz., and the 144th Fighter Wing, Fresno, Calif., teamed up for this year’s event, making it the largest water survival exercise the 162d wing has held to date.
  • Wing supports joint readiness healthcare mission in the delta

    SIKESTON, Mo. — Citizen-Airmen from the 162nd Wing participated in a multi-service, interagency readiness training mission that offered no-cost medical, dental, and vision services to nearly 2,150 community members across southern Missouri and Illinois, June 15 through 21. More than 200 servicemembers supported Operation Healthy Delta, one of the
  • 214th Attack Group Makes First Appearance in Red Flag Rescue

    The 214th Attack Group’s MQ-9 Reapers made their first appearance in the fourth annual Red Flag Rescue at Playas Training Center, New Mexico, May 11, 2021.
  • Service celebration: Wing honors former commander who honors others

    The 162nd Wing’s former commander retired during a unique ceremony at Morris Air National Guard Base, Jan. 10, after 34 years of service.
  • A star celebration: Wing honors commander’s promotion at unique ceremony

    The 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard celebrated the promotion of its wing commander Col. Jeffrey L. Butler to brigadier general in a ceremony Oct. 4 at the Morris Air National Guard Base.
  • Airman to Colonel: First female vice paving the way

    After enlisting more than 38 years ago, Col. Sandra Wilson blazed a path from enlisted to officer, reaching a new height in June this year, when she became the first female vice commander for the 162nd Wing. If that isn’t enough, Wilson is also the first non-rated officer to take the role.
  • Band of Brothers: Introducing A1C Hughes, A1C Hughes, and ... A1C Hughes

    Three brothers graduated from Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland together May 28. Airman 1st Class Jesus Hughes, age 28, Airman 1st Class Nicolas Hughes, age 26, and Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes, age 25, went through BMT in the same flight from April 7 to May 28 and thereafter went off to technical school in avionics together at Sheppard Air Force Base in northern Texas.
  • Tucson ANG tests incident response at airport’s emergency exercise

    Airmen from the 162d Wing conducted hands-on training in a multi-agency emergency exercise hosted by the Tucson Airport Authority, March 10 at the Tucson International Airport. Fifteen of the wing’s security forces and fire personnel trained alongside city, county, and national agencies in the triennial exercise, mandated by the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139, to test the airport’s emergency planning and response.
  • Arizona attack unit reaches combat hour milestone

    The Arizona Air National Guard’s 214th Attack Group, reached a historic flight hour milestone Oct. 10.