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  • 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.
  • Historic MQ-9 flight in Michigan sets stage for integrated, joint fires training at Northern Strike 19

    Photo By 1st Lt. Andrew Layton | MQ-9 Reaper maintenance personnel assigned to the 214th Attack Group, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., celebrate after the MQ-9 makes its initial flight from Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 18, 2019. The MQ-9's historic first launch into Michigan's national airspace comes just ahead of the aircraft's participation in exercise Northern Strike 19, the DoD's largest annual joint, reserve component readiness event. Northern Strike is a Joint National Training Center accredited exercise, sponsored by the National Guard Bureau, to provide accessible, readiness-building opportunities for units from all branches of military service to achieve or sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea, and ground maneuver integration, including the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action, major combat operations environment that is scalable to meet unit resource levels.
  • The Magic Continues

    Airmen and soldiers from the Arizona National Guard attended the My Air Guard Incentive Career, or MAGIC event at Pima Community College West Campus Feb. 10. The event originated in the maintenance group in 2010 when a group of Unit Career Advisors recognized the need to educated airmen on the numerous benefits available to Guardsmen. The event
  • Citizen-Warrior: Military, police work go hand-in-hand for Guard member

    Air Force Staff Sgt. Rodrigo Acosta, a security forces specialist with the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing, said he felt fortunate to belong to an Arizona-based unit when he deployed to Kuwait last summer. While others suffered through adjusting to Kuwait's triple-digit temperatures, for Acosta and others from his unit the temps weren't too different from home.