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  • Alaska Air Guardsmen Help Rescue Denali Climber

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons helped the National Park Service rescue a fallen climber at Denali May 20.Denali National Park and Preserve Rangers located the climber, who fell from a 16,000-foot ridge on the West

  • AATC Puts Innovation to Work During Northern Edge Exercise

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Throughout Alaska’s vast expanse, innovation and readiness were put to the test during the much-anticipated Northern Edge 2023 field training exercise. From May 4 to 19, the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) conducted field testing to

  • Alaska National Guard partners with tribal consortium to recruit in Aniak

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK -- Auntie Mary Nicoli Elementary School teacher Byron Fischer unfolded a large collage in his third grade classroom, revealing a U.S. flag and a flanking Alaska flag festooned with the faces of Aniak military veterans.Some photos showed veterans contemporary to

  • Through it all, Airman bounces back after hardship

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK -- An Airman from the 176th Communications Flight exemplifies someone who had a difficult childhood but refused to give up in the face of their struggles by using her military career and available resources to overcome adversity and achieve success.U.S. Air Force

  • Alaska Guardsman Helps Keep Pave Hawks Flying

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Incredibly motivated and ready at a moment’s notice, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Natalie Glass was the perfect candidate to be the HH-60 Pave Hawk assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard.Glass moved to

  • Mississippi Guard Hosts Southern Strike Exercise

    GULFPORT, Miss. – One of the U.S. Air Force’s newest concepts, Agile Combat Employment, is the focus of the Southern Strike 2023 exercise at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center.Approximately 2,000 U.S. military service members are participating in the joint international combat exercise

  • Arctic Guardian Overcomes Obstacles to join Alaska Air Guard

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Rain boots. An old pair of rain boots was the difference between Airman 1st Class Heather Pope realizing her dream of becoming an Airman or a lifetime of wondering what could have been.It all came down to the dress code of the Raleigh, North Carolina,

  • Alaska Air Guard Flies Severely Injured Child to Hospital

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen overcame severe weather conditions to fly a pediatric trauma patient to a hospital Feb. 22-23.Midafternoon Feb. 22, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received a call for assistance from Nome emergency services after severe

  • State of Alaska civilian engineers critical to 176th Wing mission success

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK -- At 8:29 a.m. Nov. 30, 2018, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake slammed Southcentral Alaska. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, miles from the epicenter, was hit like a coconut bashed by a sledgehammer.At the 176th Wing Headquarters building, the temblor blew the back

  • Air National Guard Supports Türkiye Earthquake Relief

    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. - Airmen from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron processed U.S. humanitarian assistance at Dover Air Force Base Feb. 7, including supplies and search and rescue dogs, to support earthquake relief efforts in Türkiye.The 436th APS “Super Port,” the Defense Department’s largest