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  • 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

  • U.S. and Pacific Joint Forces Train Together

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Joint Forces from across the United States and the Pacific participated in a large-scale joint training exercise Nov. 1-10 that included the largest airdrop in Hawaii history.The Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center (JPMRC) rotation is a large-scale

  • Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Injured Snowmachiner

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen rescued an injured snowmachiner Nov. 6 near Livengood, about 40 miles north of Fairbanks.The uninjured member of the two-member snowmachine party used a satellite phone to call the Alaska State Troopers. Due to severe weather,

  • 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 Airmen Conduct Agile Combat Employment Exercise

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - The 168th Civil Engineering Squadron, 168th Security Forces, and 168th Medical Group, Alaska Air National Guard, joined forces to augment each other’s strengths during an agile combat employment exercise Oct. 12-16.On the first morning, the Air Guard members drove a

  • 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 Air Guard Refuels the Forces at Red Flag 23-3

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Red Flag-Alaska 23-3 ramped up Aug. 14, bringing together military forces from the United States, Australia and other partner nations, creating intensive and realistic war-fighting training scenarios. Red Flag prepares Air Force, joint and coalition aircrews to fight

  • Alaska National Guard Firefighters Protect Nenana From Wildfires

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - In May 1920, the Alaska town of Nenana, nestled on the bank of the river of the same name in Alaska’s Interior, suffered great loss of life from the H1N1 influenza.According to a National Park Service article highlighting a historic part of the Nenana South

  • 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