162nd WING


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Computer Made/mounted on velcro   3.0 inch-77mm


162nd WING

Lineage. Constituted as the 152nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron and extended federal recognition on 18 May 1956. Reached group status with federal recognition of 162nd Fighter-Interceptor Group on 25 May 1958. Redesignated 162nd Tactical Fighter Training Group on 16 Sep 1969; 162nd Tactical Fighter Group on 24 Jul 1979; 162nd Fighter Group on 15 Mar 1992; 162nd Fighter Wing on 11 Oct 1995; 162nd Wing on 1 Apr 2014-.

Assignments. 144th Air Defense Wing, 25 May 1958; AZ ANG, 16 Sep 1969-.

Components. Groups. 162nd Operations, 16 Mar 1992-; 162nd Maintenance Group, 16 Oct 1995-; 162nd Mission Support Group, 16 Oct 1995-; 162nd Medical, 16 Oct 1995-; 214th Reconnaissance, 1 Apr 2014-. Squadrons. 148th Fighter, 15 Oct 1985-; 152nd Fighter Squadron, 1 Jul 1969-; 162nd Operations Support, 16 Oct 1995-; 195th Fighter, 1 Feb 1984-; Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, 1990-.

Stations. Tucson International Airport (later Tucson ANGB, 25 May 1958-.

Aircraft. F-86, 1956-1957; F-84, 1957-1958; F-100, 1958-1966; F-102, 1966-1969;  F-100, 1969-1978; A-7; 1976-1986; F-16, 1986-; MQ-1. 2014-.

Operations. ADC air defense mission, 1956-1969. F-100 Training, 1969-69; 1975-1987; A-7 Training, 1985-1991. F-16 Training, 1985-. Training fighter pilots in the F-16 for the Neatherlands, 1989; Republic of Singapore, 1992; Bahrain, 1993; Portugal, 1994, Thailand, Indonesia and Turkey, 1995; Belgium, 1996; Jordan and Norway, 1997; Denmark, 1998; Japan, 1998; Italy, 2000; Greece, 2001; United Arab Emirates, 2001; Oman and Poland, 2004. Also, Israel, Italy, Chile and Taiwan. Formed the ANG Fighter Weapons School, teaching ANG and Reserve fighter pilots to effectively use advanced tactics and weapons technology in 1970. Added the A-7 Fighter Weapons School from 1983-1991. Operates a 24/7 alert detachment to provide a rapid reaction force ensuring air sovereignty over the Southwest from Davis Monthan AFB, AZ. The Wing conducts training at individual client nations. Mobile Training Teams have conducted classes in numerous countries around the world, most recently in Turkey, the Netherlands, Thailand and Poland. The Thailand Mobile Training Team conducted the unit’s premier international training course, known as the Advanced Weapons Course. This program provides “graduate-level” training to assist allied nations in meeting their need for highly trained F-16 pilots. Participated in Operations: Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Coronet Oak & Coronet Nighthawk Exercises. Providing world-class surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence capabilities.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1968; 197?, 1985, 198?, 1990, 2003. Sistema de Cooperacion Entre Las Fuerzas Aereas Americanas (SICOFAA), Safety Award of the Americas, 1987.


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