Events

March 22, 2013

162nd Fighter Wing personnel assist with Tucson’s Festival of Books

Tags:
Staff Sgt. Heather Davis
162nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis)
Tech. Sgt. James Wright, a recruiter with the 162nd Fighter Wing, introduces himself to a military veteran March 9 at the annual Festival of Books in Tucson, Ariz. The wing recruiting team and student flight members operated a booth at the festival to provide community service and interface with community members.

162nd Fighter Wing recruiters and student flight members participated in Tucson’s annual Festival of Books March 9 and 10 at the University of Arizona.

Tech. Sgts. James Wright, Valerie Fortina and Andy Lorenz, recruiters at the wing, manned a booth at the festival greeting future recruits, shaking the hands of past generation service members and meeting best-selling authors. Amongst answering questions and listening to reminiscent stories, the recruiters handed out calendars, pens and reading material to inform the community of the 162nd’s presence and mission.

Student flight members spent their day helping exhibitors offload their inventories, direct traffic and be of general assistance to the Festival of Books coordinators, participants and patrons, said Fortina.

“This event was for community service and to get the face of the Air Guard known,” said Lorenz who felt they were successful in that endeavor.

Senior Airman Manny Benitez, an aerospace ground equipment technician, volunteered to help support the recruiters and student flight during the event.

“It’s nice to be able to see people in the community while showing support for the wing,” said Benitez.

This was the 162nd’s first year participating in the Festival of Books. Fortina, who coordinated the wing’s attendance at the event, feels it was a good experience for the wing and the Festival of Books.

“We’ve had positive feedback from the coordinators of the Festival of Books, and they are appreciative of the extra help,” said Fortina.

Although student flight members stayed busy with work while at the event, they look forward to attending next year’s Festival of Books as visitors, said Lorenz.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Local Briefs July 2, 2015

Sunset Horseback Ride August 8, 4 – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Rec Saddle up and enjoy a 2-hour sunset horseback ride through the Saguaro National Park. Single Airmen can sign-up beginning July 6. All others may sign-up beginning July 13. Final deadline is July 31. Minimum age: 18. Cost of $25/person. Call 228-3736 for more...
 
 

D-M’s Fourth of July Celebration

For July 4, D-M is scheduled to hold a few evening events to celebrate the holiday. Shuttles for the fireworks are scheduled to start running at 5:30 p.m. from Heritage Park, the Sonoran Science Academy and Borman Elementary School. Pre-firework events are slated to begin at 6 p.m. at Bama Park featuring live music by...
 
 

Local Briefs June 26, 2015

Summer Swing Weekly Bowling  Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – D-M Lanes From June 1 – Aug. 31, the D-M Lanes will host a weekly tournament from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Mondays. Cost is $20/bowler. Three game minimum. Each player receives participation points and additional points for position each week. For more info, call 228-3461. Sunset Horseback...
 

 
FP_pict

AZ’s Meteorite crater rescue event concluded Angel Thunder 2015

WINSLOW, Ariz. — Arizona’s Meteorite Crater served as the final training site for this year’s Angel Thunder exercise, where four simulated-patients were hoisted 570 feet out of the crater into an Army Air National G...
 
 

Local Briefs June 19, 2015

Deadlift Competition June 19, 3 p.m. – Haeffner A deadlift competition will be held at the Haeffner on Friday, June 19 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.. Register at the Benko by June 18 at 11 p.m. Salt River Kayaking July 25 Escape the Tucson heat and enjoy the cool water of Salt River while kayaking...
 
 

US, partner nations’ rescue personnel participate in MASCAS

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 66th Rescue Squadron flies over Southern California during Angel Thunder 2015, June 11. Angel Thunder is the largest personnel recovery exercise in the world combining joint, coalition and interagency personnel that will train through the full spectrum of personnel recovery capabilities with numerous types of aircraft....
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>