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  • California Air Guard Rescues Man at Sea on Cruise Ship

    MOFFETT AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Calif. - The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center activated the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing to airlift a man on a cruise ship to a hospital May 7.The 64-year-old man suffered a heart attack aboard the Bahamian-based Ovation of the Seas cruise

  • Alaska Air National Guard Helps 3 Alaskans During 2 Missions

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen evacuated a mother and premature baby and rescued an injured snowmachiner in two missions at remote locations across Alaska April 4-5. The first mission began April 4 when Norton Sound Regional Hospital officials in Nome asked

  • Alaska Air Guard Rescue Airmen Help 3 Over Easter Weekend

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard rescue personnel of the 176th Wing medically evacuated a stroke victim from Bethel March 30 before rescuing two injured snowmachine riders near Ruby the same day.The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation requested assistance from the

  • Alaska Air National Guard Medevacs Critically ill Patient

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Two Alaska Air National Guard Airmen jumped from a 176th Wing combat search and rescue aircraft into the village of Kotlik March 22 to expedite medical care for a critically ill patient and evacuate her to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.The mission began in

  • California Air Guard Saves Man on Sportfishing Vessel

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - A fisherman who experienced multiple seizures and lost consciousness at sea is safely on land after being airlifted by the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing.The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center activated the wing Jan. 31 due to a medical emergency aboard

  • Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Injured Skier

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -  Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing rescued an injured skier Nov. 16 near Arctic Valley about eight miles northeast of downtown Anchorage.The ski party used a cell phone to call the Alaska State Troopers. Due to poor weather, the troopers

  • Alaska Air Guard Rescues Plane Crash, Car Accident Victims

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing medically evacuated a victim of a car accident in Seward before rescuing two victims of a plane crash in Southcentral Alaska Oct. 7.Providence Medical Group contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center and

  • Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Hypothermic Hunter

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing found and rescued a hypothermic hunter Sept. 20 at Paradise Lakes, about 25 miles northeast of Seward.The individual left the party of three other people to seek shelter and was separated from the group. The

  • Alaska Guard Rescues 10 People Across Alaska

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Rescue crews from the Alaska Air and Army National Guard navigated across 1,850 miles, saving 10 people in four civil search and rescue missions and one medical evacuation mission June 30-July 4.The first call for assistance came to the Alaska Rescue