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Air Guard to conduct F-16 flyovers for Memorial Day events

A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons will fly over Tucson-area Memorial Day ceremonies, including services in Marana, Green Valley and Corona de Tucson as well as within the city.

The figher jets from the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing will rumble over the following events Monday:

  • Memorial Day service at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Marana, 8:35 a.m.
  • Memorial Day service at East Lawn Palms, Tucson, 9 a.m.
  • Memorial Day service at South Lawn Cemetery, Tucson, 9:05 a.m.
  • Memorial Day parade and service at Tucson Estates Park, Tucson, 9:10 a.m.
  • Memorial Day service at Green Valley Mortuary, Green Valley, 9:15 a.m.
  • Memorial Day ceremony at Purple Heart Park, Tucson, 10 a.m.
  • Memorial Day service at McCulloch, Wagner American Legion, Corona de Tucson, 10:05 a.m.

There are about 70 U.S. F-16s with the 162nd Wing at Tucson International Airport, along with a number of foreign aircraft whose pilots are training here.

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162nd Fighter Wing

F-16s with the Air Force National Guard based at Tucson International Airport.