Army Sgt. Wes Parrell

Members of the U.S. Forest Service and the Arizona National Guard's 2-285 Aviatio unit train for wildfire response

PHOENIX – Members of the 2-285th Assault Helicopter Battalion participated in an annual training and certification course for wildfire response at the Papago Park Military Reservation May 4-5.


Portrait of CW5 John Vitt with Eagle in background over his left shoulder

Editor’s note: This is the sixth article in the AZNG Leader Spotlight series, a collection of features about the diverse experience and leadership perspectives of Arizona guardsmen. Join the conversation on social media using #AZNGleaderspotlight. Comment on these articles with your take on leadership and nominate other AZNG leaders you think should be featured.


Soldier hold Enlisted Records Brief by open file cabnet

 Editor’s note: This is the second of a three article series focusing on the AZNG enlisted promotion process, a collection of features about the changes to the promotion process and tips to prepare Arizona guardsmen for career progression. The first article of the series focused on a Q & A with the State Command Sgt. Maj. and the subsequent article will provide promotion board tips.


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