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Commander's second star is reflection of troops

Arizona National Guard prepares to arm service members for self defense

CSAF visits Arizona’s tanker wing, thanks Guard members

Arizona Air Guard to watch over Super Bowl XLIX

Deployed Arizona Airman's 'buddy care' training kicks in under fire

tabAir National Guard Federal Mission 
The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
tabAir National Guard State Mission 
When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.
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The Arizona Air National Guard is trained and ready to serve the Governor of Arizona, and when called to active duty the President of the United States.  The Airmen that make up the three major components of Arizona's Air National Guard are dedicated men and women who embody the Air Force Core Values - Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do!

The three components of the Arizona Air National Guard are:

1.  The Air Staff provides overall direction, coordination, and support to all Air National Guard units in the state. 

2.  The 161st Air Refueling Wing is located at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix and provides aerial refueling in support of local and global missions.

3.  The 162nd Wing conducts international F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot training from Tucson International Airport. The wing also performs a reconnaissance mission from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. 

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tabAir National Guard: A Short Story
The Air National Guard as we know it today -- a separate reserve component of the United States Air Force -- was a product of the politics of postwar planning and interservice rivalry during World War II. The men who planned and maneuvered for an independent postwar Air Force during World War II didn't place much faith in the reserves, especially the state-dominated National Guard.

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Feature: Airman beats cancer, completes 22nd marathon

Bay area Air National Guard unit rescues U.S. Navy contractor over Pacific Ocean

Maintenance key to veteran aircraft 60 years' service

Director of Air National Guard visits South Dakota

Command Chief Master Sgt. Anderson visits 114th Fighter Wing

156th Airlift Wing hosts ANIMUS women's innovation journey

227th ASOS multinational TACP team trains with US aircraft

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