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  • AZ Air National Guard Unit strengthens US, UK military partnership

    Whether it’s providing air refueling support to international pilot training flights, or contributing a unique perspective during key State Partnership Program engagements, the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing maintains an active posture in supporting missions that strengthen America’s global military partnerships.
  • Director of ANG visits Goldwater Air National Guard Base

    The director of the Air National Guard met with Copperheads, the Airmen of the 161st Air Refueling Wing, October 19, 2020, during a visit to Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix. During the visit, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, director of the Air National Guard, spoke with service members, conducted a town hall style Q&A and
  • Luke, Arizona ANG salute Phoenix

    Luke Air Force Base and the Arizona’s Air National Guard honored Arizona front line responders with a 15-aircraft flyover today, May 1, 2020.
  • AZ Air Guard Hosts Second Biennial Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony

    Honorary Commanders were welcomed during an induction ceremony here, January 11th, as part of a two-year program that promotes base ambassadorship.
  • 161st ARW welcomes new Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

    The Copperheads recently welcomed a new Sexual Assault Response Coordinator responsible for ensuring the integration and coordination of sexual assault victim care services and prevention education throughout the 161st Air Refueling Wing.
  • Reserve component officers attend international leadership course

    U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers, along with officers representing seven NATO-affiliated countries attended the 2019 International Junior Officer Leadership Development Seminar (IJOLDS), Aug. 4-10, at Her Majesty’s Australian Ship Harman, Canberra Australia.The week-long seminar, hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force
  • 161 ARW budget officer named best in ANG

    Capt. Maylin White, 161st Air Refueling Wing, Comptroller Flight, Officer in Charge, was named the Air National Guard’s Budget Officer of the Year for 2018.
  • Brothers, ‘Dirt Boyz’ serve together at AUAB

    For two Airmen at Al Udeid, the term “Brothers in Arms” took on new meaning after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. John and Christopher Beckett, two brothers with the Arizona National Guard, were inspired by the patriotic response of U.S. citizens in the wake of the attacks. Together, they decided to “do their part” in 2003, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Now, more than 15 years later, their paths continue to line up, deploying together to Al Udeid as “Dirt Boyz” for the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron.
  • 161st Air Refueling Wing’s New Year, New You Series: Financial Preparedness

    The New Year is here and it’s time to make good on those New Year’s resolutions. Airmen that haven’t recently reviewed their financial planning or budget, this is the perfect time to take some simple steps to insure they are financially set for 2019.
  • 161st Air Refueling Wing’s New Year, New You Series: Education

    Many Airmen have a New Year’s resolution to further their education, but don’t know how or where to get started. The Air Force provides numerous tools, which enable Airmen to advance their education, and by knowing where to start any Airmen can graduate to their resume.
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