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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tempe Chamber of Commerce honors two Airmen

    The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee recognized two 161st Air Refueling Wing members during a ceremony here Oct. 11, 2017.Staff Sgt. Gregory Laffrey, 161st Communications Flight, client system journeyman, was named as the Tech. Sgt. Donald Plough award recipient and Lt. Col. Dean

  • New 161st Security Forces Commander brings a wealth of experience

    Lt. Col. Vincent Navarro assumed command of the 161st Security Forces Squadron, Oct. 7, during a ceremony here. Navarro said he is honored and humbled to be the commander of a squadron that encapsulates integrity and good work ethic – the 161st Security Forces Squadron. He added that he is proud of