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162nd Fighter Wing

The 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, is based at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, AZ. Across town, there is a Detachment assigned at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DMAFB). There are three F-16 Squadrons under this wing. If activated to federal service, the wing is gained by the United States Air Force Air Education and Training Command.

Mission

The wing has four different missions.

  • F-16 Training
    • To Foreign Nationals that fly the F-16 Fighter
  • Operation Snowbird
    • This mission is based at DMAFB. The detachment based there provides basic support for other units, U.S. - USAF, USMC, USN, USA, and Foreign Allied militaries, which fly two-week training sorties out of DMAFB due to the optimal weather and the ranges available to them in Arizona.
  • NORAD/Homeland Defense/Operation Noble Eagle
    • This mission also operates from DMAFB. The Alert Detachment provides 24-hour coverage for NORAD/Homeland Defense type missions, i.e. reaction to illegal aircraft crossing the border from Mexico to the United States, aerial defense over high value areas/events - like the visit of the President of the United States to Arizona or the Super Bowl in Phoenix.
      • The unit was evaluated on 14 April 2009 and received the "highest possible marks", per the 162nd FW website.
  • Predator
    • This is the newest mission, providing controllers, also stationed at DMAFB, for the Predator Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions, as well as Close Air Support missions.

Squadrons

These squadrons fly the F-16/Fighting Falcon, following models: C, D, E & F

  • 148th Fighter Squadron
  • 152nd Fighter Squadron
  • 195th Fighter Squadron

Callsigns

  • F-16 Training
    • Tigre
  • NORAD/Homeland Defense/Operation Noble Eagle
    • Bluto - Live Combat Air Patrol, can be real reaction or practice alert for NORAD

Related Links

162nd Fighter Wing AZ ANG

Arizona Air National Guard Headquarters

Arizona National Guard

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base



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