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  • Tempe Chamber of Commerce recognizes Copperheads' dedication to duty

    The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee honored this year's recipients of the Truman Young and Donald Plough Memorial Awards for outstanding service during a ceremony here Wednesday.Staff Sgt. Shane Shafer, an information assurance journeyman for the 161st Air Refueling Wing,

  • Nominate your employer for ESGR Freedom Award

    The Employer Support Freedom Award's annual nomination season is open now through Dec. 31. Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve encourages all Arizona Air National Guard members who have supportive employers to consider nominating them for recognition by the Department of Defense.Army 1st

  • Wing communications experts enable ANG training

    Members of the 161st Communications Flight expertly provided all-around information technology expertise in support of the Air National Guard Aviation Resource Management 2016 Training Symposium here, Aug. 8 - 12. Because of the flight's support, National Guard Bureau experts were able to train over

  • National Guard presents memorial award to Arizona defender

    An Arizona Air National Guard member assigned to the 161st Air Refueling Wing here accepted the Airman First Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson Award from the National Guard Bureau Sept. 14 for exemplary service while deployed.Staff Sgt. Orlando Calzadillas, a security forces journeyman assigned to the

  • Phoenix Air Guard medical professionals train with Navy

    Twenty Airmen assigned to the Arizona Air National Guard's 161st Medical Group recently performed their Annual Training at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, from August 21 to September 3. The Guard members delivered much-needed  manpower assistance as the USNS Mercy Hospital ship was out to sea

  • 161st Air Refueling Wing earns 5th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    Air Force officials recently designated the Arizona Air National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing at Sky Harbor International Airport as one of the service's very best units, as it earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for meritorious service between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30, 2015.The Air

  • Simulated JROTC basic training builds confidence, teaches teamwork

    More than 100 cadets, representing 6 high schools throughout Arizona, gathered May 27 to June 3 at Camp Navajo, in Flagstaff, Arizona, for a week-long Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet Leadership Course.The course is an annual week-long summer camp that provides an opportunity for cadets

  • Arizona Airmen, tankers return from Pacific deployment

    More than 100 members of the 161st Air Refueling Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard returned from a three-week deployment to Guam, May 31.The Airmen, along with four KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, were deployed to Andersen Air Base to support the continued commitment to stability and security in