Public Affairs

Public Affairs is the focal point for providing information on 161st Air Refueling Wing issues, programs and base events to airmen, the community and members of the news media. The 161st ARW Public Affairs office can provide base tours and speakers for civic organizations in the community. Public Affairs is the commander's liaison between the base and local media organizations. All media requests concerning 161st ARW personnel, programs and events must be coordinated through Public Affairs.

For press inquiries, please call Monday through Friday (602) 302-9449.


Recruiting Office Supervisor:

Master Sgt. Jeff Lowe--602-302-9112

Production Recruiters:

Staff Sgt. Matt Garcia--602-302-9519

Retention Office Manager:

Master Sgt. Greg Johnson--602-302-9251

Types of Benefits

  • Service Group Life Insurance (SGLI) from $50,000.00 to $400,000.00
  • Family Service Group Life Insurance up to $100,000
  • V.A. Benefits after 6 years of service
  • Travel on space available flights
  • U.S.O Tickets available to local festivals and sporting events
  • Retirement elegibility after 20 years of satisfactory service
  • CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) Earn an Associate Degree with the Air National Guard