Honorary Commanders were welcomed during an induction ceremony here, Nov. 2, as part of a two-year program that promotes base ambassadorship.

The purpose of the 161st Air Refueling Wing’s Honorary Commander Program is to educate community leaders about the Arizona Air National Guard and the Goldwater Air National Guard Base.

“It is a great opportunity for the base to host the Honorary Commander Program,” said Lt. Col. Stephen Geesling, the wing’s Medical Administrative Officer. He added that he is confident that the new Honorary Commanders will represent the base well in the community.

The ceremony was the first of its kind at the wing.

The program pairs leaders with specific units for the purposes of enhancing supportive community relationships, and increase military involvement in civic ventures and organizations. Read more..