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The Levitow Award 161 ARW Airman Wins Top Accolades at ALS
A 161st Air Refueling Wing maintenance airman was recently presented with the John Levitow Award, the highest award a graduate of Airman Leadership School can receive; considered a foreshadowing of excellent future leadership.
0 7/15
2018
Members of the 161st Air Refueling Wing receive a patient to process through an In-Place Patient Decontamination station during an exercise at the Goldwater Air National Guard Base, May 22. The purpose of the exercise was to train and evaluate the IPPD team's ability to decontaminate and prepare a patient to be transported onto a higher level of medical care. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wes Parrell) AZ Guard Airmen train to operate patient decontamination station
A community’s ability to cope with a mass casualty event depends on the capabilities of its first responders and public health professionals to handle a sudden surge in demand of patients with resource-intensive and specialized medical needs. For the members of the 161st Air Refueling Wing’s Medical Group, their ability to respond and support an impacted community is a responsibility they do not take lightly.
0 7/15
2018
Airmen from the 161st Communications Flight perform inventory and function checks for radio equipment during a two-week training exercise with their counterparts at the 48th Communications Squaron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England May 29, 2018. The 161st CF Airmen spent two weeks working at the 48th CS to ensure continue mission readiness and gain valuable insight into the daily operations of an active duty communications squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Dillon Davis) AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom
Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, conduct an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   The 15-day training mission is an annual requirement for the Arizona Air National Guard unit, however, training overseas with an
0 6/12
2018
Staff Sgt. Zachary Milne and Staff Sgt. Joshua, aircrew flight equipment technicians with the 161st Air Refueling Wing, secure cargo netting to a pallet during a cargo pallet preparation class at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, June 3, 2018. Properly securing cargo netting and load straps insure that cargo does not shift while being transported. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wes Parrell) Cargo Pallet Preparation Training
Staff Sgt. Zachary Milne and Staff Sgt. Joshua, aircrew flight equipment technicians with the 161st Air Refueling Wing, secure cargo netting to a pallet during a cargo pallet preparation class at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, June 3, 2018. Properly securing cargo netting and load straps insure that cargo does not shift while being transported.
0 6/03
2018
Multitudes of onlookers board the KC-135R aircraft and interact with wing members to gain an understanding of the refueling capabilities of the aircraft and the mission of the wing here, during the Luke Days Air Show, March 17, 2018. The state mission of the 161st Air Refueling Wing is to provide emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Tinashe Machona) AZ Air Guard displays Air Power at Luke Days Air Show 2018
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – The KC-135R and F-16 aircrafts from the Arizona Air National Guard were showcased at the Luke Days Air Show here, March 17-18. The event attracted thousands of spectators from across the state excited to witness the air superiority of the United States Air Force and the Arizona Air National Guard.  The air show was free
0 3/19
2018
Col. Patrick W. Donaldson accepts the 161st Air Refueling Wing guidon from Maj. Gen. Edward Maxwell, Arizona Air National Guard Air Component Commander,  during the change of command ceremony at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Jan. 7, 2017. AZ Air Guard welcomes new tanker wing commander
Col. Patrick Donaldson assumed command of the 161st Air Refueling Wing from Col. Troy Daniels, during a change of command ceremony here, Jan. 7, signifying the official transfer of authority.The Arizona Air National Guard Air Component Commander, Maj. Gen. Edward Maxwell, presided over the ceremony and shared his gratitude for the wing member’s
0 1/09
2018
Default Air Force Logo 2017-2018 Combined Federal Campaign
The 2017-2018 Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing and will remain open for contributions until January 15, 2018. The mission of the Combined Federal Campaign is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the
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2017
Tinashe Machona AZ Air Guard hosts Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony
Honorary Commanders were welcomed during an induction ceremony here, Nov. 2, as part of a two-year program that promotes base ambassadorship. The purpose of the 161st Air Refueling Wing’s Honorary Commander Program is to educate community leaders about the Arizona Air National Guard and the Goldwater Air National Guard Base.“It is a great
0 11/03
2017
Firemen rush to the aid of passengers immediately after a fictitiously-crashed aircraft here, during the 2017 Triennial Exercise, 26 Oct. 2017. The exercise occurs every three years and the Air Guard participates as one of the partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Tinashe Machona) AZ Air Guard tests emergency response with Phoenix Sky Harbor
Arizona Air National Guard members helped Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport complete its 2017 Triennial Exercise here Oct. 26, to practice emergency response and to satisfy Federal Aviation Administration requirements. Every three years, the federal government requires airports like Sky Harbor to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise. In
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2017
Arizona Air National Guard in St. Croix Arizona Air National Guard in St. Croix
Senior Airman Lee Wickett, Senior Airman Alecia Harris and Airman 1st Class Erik Swanberg are Aerial Port Airmen from the 161 ARW. These airmen provided support in the form of maintaining accountability for incoming Hurricane Maria relief supplies.“We are responsible for downloading and uploading all military and federal relief aid supplies in
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2017
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