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  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues two sheep hunters near Tonsina

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK -- Alaska Air National Guardsmen of 176th Wing rescued two sheep hunters Aug. 11 near Tonsina about 165 miles east of Anchorage.The two uninjured hunters were clinging to a cliff and couldn’t self-extricate.The party used a two-way satellite communication device

  • Alaska Air National Guard rescue injured snow machiner

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured snow machiner May 23.Alaska State Troopers contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AK RCC) around 8:15 p.m. on May 23 to request hoist capable assets to rescue an injured snow

  • 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 distressed hiker at Mount Williwaw

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska Air National Guard rescued a distressed hiker July 26 at Mount Williwaw east of Anchorage.Alaska National Guard Master Sgt. Andre Marron, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center controller, said the stranded hiker could not safely ascend or descend and

  • Alaska Airmen rescue two people stranded in Kuskokwim River

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing rescued two people stranded in a small boat in the flooded and icy waters of the Kuskokwim River May 1.Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th rescue squadrons launched from Joint Base