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  • NY 106th Rescue Wing Airmen Played Role in Thai Cave Rescue

    NEW YORK – Wearing shorts and a T-shirt, with stubble on his chin, Tech. Sgt. Jamie Brisbin, a pararescueman now assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, remembers arriving in Okinawa, Japan, and boarding a waiting C-130 to head to a flooded cave in Thailand June 27, 2018.As

  • 176th Wing Airmen participate in NOBLE DEFENDER rescue exercise

    Alaska Air National Guardsmen of 176th Wing participated in the Operation Noble Defender search-and-rescue/personnel recovery (SAR/PR) exercise Jan. 19 to 22, 2021, in Southcentral Alaska. Noble Defender is a North American Aerospace Defense Command Arctic air-defense operation.

  • Alaska Air Guard rescues 2 hikers at Mount Watchman

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing rescued two hikers Aug. 5 at Mount Watchman near Eklutna Lake north of Anchorage.Alaska Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Katelyn Magnuson, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AKRCC) controller, said one hiker

  • New York National Guard pararescuemen aid Queens hospital

    NEW YORK – When Elmhurst Hospital Center, the public hospital that became the epicenter of New York’s COVID-19 crisis, needed help, the pararescuemen of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing jumped in.The staff of the 545-bed hospital in Queens performed heroically. Still, they were

  • Kentucky Air Guard is home to only search and rescue dog in DoD

    In 2010, Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard deployed to Port-au-Prince, the capital and most populous city of Haiti, in response to a magnitude 7 earthquake that impacted millions. “With the destroyed airfields, it was difficult for many government organizations to land aircraft and provide