Dropping Fighter, Maintaining Support

The Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., recently changed its name to the 162nd Wing. Brig. Gen. Edward Maxwell, commander of the Arizona Air National Guard, spoke at the wing’s rededication ceremony on April 5 at the Tucson International Airport. “The word ‘fighter’ may be falling out of this wing’s name, but the reality is that it will continue to do what it has always done so well: support our country and our forces on the ground against those who want to do us harm,” he said. The change, effective April 1, reflects the inclusion of Davis-Monthan’s 214th Reconnaissance Group, which operates remotely piloted aircraft, states the release. More than 800 guardsmen, retirees, family, and friends came for the wing’s ceremony.