MQ-9 214 ATKG Jet Black Lithograph

MQ-9 214 ATKG Jet Black Lithograph art.

The 214th Attack Group (214 ATKG) is a geographically separated unit of the Arizona Air National Guard‘s 162d Fighter Wing (162 FW), stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, with an additional operating location at Libby Army Airfield at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The 214 ATKG has three missions: It flies the MQ-9 Reaper via satellite from ground control stations in Tucson supporting US Air Force kinetic operations. 214 Det 1 operates a Launch and Recovery Element at Fort Huachuca, AZ. It also operates the RC-26 supporting counter-drug and ISR missions. Davis-Monthan AFB is located in Tucson, AZ in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Arizona Air Guardsmen fly 24/7 operations saving American lives through the vital information they provide to troops on the ground.

The 214th Attack Group patch displays a phoenix representing the state capital, and searing flames analogous with the searing heart of the Sonoran Desert.  The Attack Squadron patch presents a Desert Bighorn Ram, an animal indigenous to the unit’s home area of operations which can quickly climb steep rocky terrain, symbolizes tenacity, strength, speed, and agility.  The ram’s keen-sighted eye embodies the unit’s mission of detecting enemy combatants.  The copper horns allude to the rich copper mining history in the unit’s home area of operations, Arizona.

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remote controlled or autonomous flight operations, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems primarily for the United States Air Force.

 

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Design by Max Shirkov

Location: San Antonio, TX
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