Tucson community shows support for Operation Snowbird | Business
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the 162nd Fighter Wing sponsored two Operation Snowbird Public Scoping meetings this week.
Operation Snowbird is a detachment of the Arizona Air National Guard 162nd Fighter Wing and is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The meetings were an opportunity to meet and ask questions with DMAFB and 162nd FW's leadership and representatives.
Military installations and National Guards from all over the United States as well as allied partners come to Operation Snowbird to maintain unit combat readiness and prepare for potential deployments. Because of our Tucson weather, Operation Snowbird is conducive for training during the colder months. The optimal weather, vast airspace over Southern Arizona and friendly Tucson community help to bring trainings to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
The economic impact Operation Snowbird has on the community is also a plus.
Operation Snowbird has been in existence since 1975 and was originally started to allow Air National Guard units from bases who have colder weather to train during the winter months. Its popularity and our current operations overseas have expanded the trainings.
For the most part, DMAFB and 162nd FW received praise, gratitude and the utmost support from our Tucson community.