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  • Training, new equipment, help AZ Guard with heavy lift

    Whether it’s responding to the aftermath of a natural disaster or deploying across the globe, the time it takes to get resources where they are needed is critical to mission success.
  • AZ Airman earns black belt, articulates discipline concepts

    GOLDWATER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ariz. – For Senior Master Sgt. Scott Newberger, a dedication to mastering martial arts put him on a path for success, where discipline became a principle that governs his life and military career. He achieved the status of black belt in Kenpo Karate and Kajukenbo Karate.As a student at the University of New
  • 161st Medical Group Airmen Receive ANG Level Awards

    Lt. Col. Tiffiny Strever, 161st MDG Chief Nurse, was recognized as the ANG outstanding Achievement in Nursing Development of the Year and Capt. James Taylor, 161st MDG medical readiness officer, was recognized as the ANG Young Health Care Administrator of the year.
  • Local Copperhead helps Air National Guard to USAF Marathon win

    Since its inaugural event in September of 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, the Air Force Marathon has grown immensely in prestige and participation. The 2019 Air Force Marathon drew 12,600 runners from every state, ages and ranks to run in events ranging from a children’s 1-kilometer race all the way up to the full 26.2 mile marathon.
  • 161st ARW Copperhead wins World Long Drive championship

    DuBois’s practice and strength training was enough to help him secure the title of 2019 World Long Drive Military Division Champion with his final drive of 326 yards in the final round.
  • 2019 ANG top First Sergeant mentors, emphasizes leadership concepts

    GOLDWATER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ariz. – Excellence in all we do is more than a principle of the Arizona Air National Guard, it is a personal motto for Chief Master Sgt. Rachel Landegent, the 2019 Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year, as she mentors fellow guardsman to become the best version of themselves.Landegent, a 19-year veteran,
  • Airman’s drive leads to running Boston Marathon

    Excellence runs deep at the 161st Air Refueling Wing here, and recently a member the unit made their way to Boston to participate in the city’s world-renowned marathon event.
  • AZ Guardsman inspires greatness in youth through 'Hoop Code Basketball Academy'

    Christmas is a time for giving and one Airman has demonstrated an unwavering desire to mentor the youth in his community, in an effort to unlock their potential for greatness. Tech. Sgt. Brandon Godfrey, a 10-year veteran and Arizona Air Guardsman, provides life skills to the youth and helps the underprivileged.Hoop Code Basketball Academy teaches
  • Wing welcomes new human resource advisor

    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
  • It’s not the rank of the Airman, but the leadership within

    Air National Guard members often wear different hats of responsibility and leadership. The different skills and experiences from one role enhance the next, even if those roles don’t seem related.  At the 161st Air Refueling Wing here, one vehicle maintenance apprentice wears many hats, both literally and figuratively, enhancing and complimenting