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  • AZ Guard: Every Airman is a recruiter

    Members of the 161st Air Refueling Wing’s Maintenance Group, travelled to Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Jan. 15, to talk with students about the Wing’s mission and provide information on joining the Arizona Air National Guard.
  • 161st Air Refueling Wing's New Year, New You Series: Fitness

    As an Airmen, your fitness and health directly relates to your military readiness. If your New Year’s resolution includes improving your performance during your Air Force Physical Fitness Test then following these steps may help get you started in the right direction.
  • 161st Air Refueling Wing’s New Year, New You Series: Professional Development

    Cheers to the New Year! Many people make New Year’s resolutions during this season, which challenge and encourage improvement for the development of one’s character. Self-development inspires people to becoming the best version of themselves and the 161st Air Refueling Wing has a plethora of duties where Airman can exhibit their leadership skills.
  • New SARC brings a wealth job of experience

    From a tender age, Ms. Lynn Spillers cultivated a never-ending passion for taking care of people, which reflected in her personality and experience as a social worker. Her expertise and devotion to the career field introduces her to a new role - sexual assault response coordinator (SARC) for the 161st Air Refueling Wing.
  • CFC-Join the 2018 Giving Campaign

       Official solicitation period is September 10, 2018 - January 11, 2019CFC official web site: https://www.desertsouthwestcfc.org/Instructions on how to create an account can be found here: CFC Giving Portal Guide.pdf.pdf                                                
  • AZ ANG Defenders Partner with IL ANG for Tactics Training

    Members of the 161st Security Forces Squadron from Goldwater Air National Guard Base in Phoenix ventured out to Camp San Luis Obispo in central California to participate in an annual training exercise alongside three other Air National Guard units from Arizona and Illinois, July 30 to Aug. 9, 2017.
  • Partnership facilitates exchange of ideas, bettering US and Kazakhstan forces

    The exchange of ideas and knowledge can better individuals and organizations – even organizations as large as a country’s military. For this reason, the State Partnership Program was created and that’s why the 161st Air Refueling Wing recently traveled to Kazakhstan.The State Partnership Program began in 1993 between the United States and the newly
  • Mother’s prayers for protection from above answered by KC-135, A-10

    “He’s back safe from his mission,” read the text as she glanced at her phone. For U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Maria Breceda, the 161st Air refueling Wing’s administrative assistant, it was a brief moment of relief not unlike others she had experienced over the last nine months of her second-oldest son’s deployment to Afghanistan as an airborne
  • 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.
  • 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.
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