162nd Air Guardians

Who We Are

The 162nd Air Guardians are local business leaders, passionate about the 162nd Wing's mission and supporting the citizen airmen that keep it going. 

airmen in firefighter jackets carrying a gurney. there is a fire truck in the background
airmen training with firearms
female airman wearing goggles, carefully pouring chemicals

Our Mission

The mission of the 162nd Air Guardians is to keep Tucson Arizona as the home station for the Arizona National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing. We work to achieve this by supporting the wing in four ways

Advocacy - for the 162nd Fighter Wing at the local, national, and international levels.

Education - making the public aware of the mission, needs and impact of the 162nd Fighter Wing.

Diplomacy - helping the 162nd Fighter Wing welcome student pilots and foreign dignitaries to the Tucson community.

Fundraising - for military charities, advocacy and hosting foreign dignitaries visiting the Wing.


We host and participate in many events throughout the year.  This not only gives us a chance to get to know the men and women of the 162nd Wing, but also allows us to bridge the gap between the Morris Air National Guard and the Tucson Community.  Event highlights include supporting family days, Operation Cool Your Jets (bring popsicles out on warm days), and our annual golf tournament. Become a member today and be a part of something bigger than yourself.  Make a difference!


Sponsorship starts at $500