Started in 1993 by a group of local business leaders, coined the 162ndFighter Wing Minuteman Committee at the time, they quickly focused on ensuring the Wing was able to keep their flight training mission. Through the years, the group’s name has changed but the mission has not. At present, the 162nd Air Guardians is comprised of local business leaders that are passionate about the Wing’s mission and supporting the citizen Airmen that keep it going. The Air Guardians also raise money for our sister organization, the 162nd Fighter Wing Guardian ANGels, an IRS 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Guardian ANGels has funded many social events on the base, assisted the 162nd Family Readiness Group, and other non-profits such as the Jimmy Jet Foundation (an organization established to meet emergency needs of the 162nd Airmen), and provided scholarships to airmen of the 162nd Wing. The Guardian ANGels is also funded by cash and in-kind donations, sponsorships, a yearly golf tournament, and other fundraising activities. The 162nd Air Guardians believe that the 162nd Wing is a valuable national asset and is ready to take whatever action is necessary to ensure its survival.
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