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  • California Guard Conducts Rescue Mission off the Coast of Costa Rica

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – A dynamic team of service members from the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Air National Guard Base, conducted a multi-day medical evacuation mission in response to a boatsman who sustained head lacerations after being struck by a metal pole when a pulley snapped on a foreign

  • Alaska National Guard rescues five people in three missions

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued five people from three separate incidents Aug. 11 and 12 at different locations throughout Southcentral and Interior Alaska.For the first rescue mission Aug. 11, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center

  • California Air National Guard Rescues Injured Sailboat Racer

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – A crew member of a racing yacht who developed a life-threatening infection at sea while returning a racing sailboat from Hawaii to California is safe on land tonight. After being stabilized, he was hoisted off a ship Friday and airlifted for additional medical care Sunday by

  • Alaska Airmen rescue pregnant woman in distress

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued a pregnant woman in distress Dec. 27 at Kipnuk about 100 miles southwest of Bethel.Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Evan Budd, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center superintendent, said

  • Musher thanks Arctic Guardians for Iditarod rescue

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – When veteran Iditarod sled dog musher Aliy Zirkle woke up March 8, she didn’t find herself in a comfy bed. Instead, she awoke to the site of her dog team tangled in a tree springing from the frozen subarctic tundra.Her right arm was tethered to the sled by a

  • Alaska National Guard rescues stranded mountaineers

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air and Army National Guardsmen rescued 12 stranded mountaineers on Klutlan Glacier southeast of Mt. Bona in Wrangell-St Elias National Park June 1.The rescue response began at 7:55 a.m. May 29 when the National Park Service asked the Alaska Rescue

  • 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

  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue hunter

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing rescued a hunter injured in an ATV accident Sept. 11 near Farewell Airport northwest of Anchorage.Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Kevin Kelly, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center deputy director, said the

  • Alaska National Guard Airmen rescue hunter at national park

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing rescued a hunter in distress Aug. 30 at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.Alaska Air National Guard Capt. Daniel Dickman, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center controller, said the hunter used a

  • 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