At the invitation of the Washington Air Guard, USArchive attended the recent “Business and Industry Days” in Tucson, Arizona. Hosted by the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard, the event drew leaders from approximately 50 businesses and organizations in 9 western states and Guam. Lieutenant General Harry M. Wyatt III, the Director of the Air National Guard was in attendance and addressed the group several times.
The purpose of the conference was to acquaint employers with the function of the Air National Guard, employer support services and the value Air Guard members bring to organizations that employ them. The event included a tour of their facility and hands-on and interactive demonstrations of various missions supported by the 162nd Fighter Wing.
USArchive gained an added appreciation of the 106,000 members of the Air Guard as well as the 2,000,000 men and women serving in other branches of the military.
In support of our military members, Mick Plath, President of USArchive, is working jointly with Dr. Lynn Wilson to establish a Veterans Health IT Apprenticeship, to enable veterans to receive schooling and on-the-job training in the healthcare field.