AZ ANG 162ndFW

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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.


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.


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

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


  • 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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