Wing welcomes new human resource advisor

GOLDWATER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ariz. -- Members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing welcomed Master Sgt. Livia Almandos as the unit’s new human resource advisor, Aug. 8.

Almandos comes from the 162nd Wing in Tucson and brings with her over 18 years of experience in services. She is also a full time federal employee working as a human resources specialist at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. 

“I am very excited about his opportunity and to serve the Airmen of the 161st,” Almandos said. “By blending my experience in human resources and my time in the military I hope to complement the already accomplished team of support services this wing has in place for its service members.”

The human resource advisor is a unique position to the Guard and supplements the wing staff resources already in place. 

This assignment comes after Almandos’ predecessor, Senior Master Sgt. Herbert Romero, retired after over 24 years of military service. 

The human resource advisor’s office is located in building 10 and can be contacted by phone at (602) 302-9196 during drill weekends.

The 161st Air Refueling Wing, located at Sky Harbor Airport, has over 800 Airmen supporting the unit’s primary mission that enables global engagement by maintaining all-weather warfighting capabilities in support of conventional and nuclear operations, special operations, contingency tasking, and homeland defense.