162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona Air National Guard

162-wg“Operation Snowbird” is a National Guard Bureau program located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and supported through the 162nd FW. It was established in 1975 as a winter deployment site for northern tier ANG flying units enabling 16 squadrons to deploy for two weeks of training between October and May each year. Each deployment package consists of 10 to 12 aircraft, 20 to 24 pilots and 110 to 116 support personnel.

Located on four acres of property adjacent to the north ramp, the compound consists of four buildings: snowbird operations, maintenance control complex and two support facilities.

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