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  • Alaska Arctic Guardians Rescue Injured ATV Rider

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured all-terrain vehicle rider Aug. 20 near Kahiltna Glacier about 100 miles northwest of Anchorage.A member of the rider’s party used a satellite communication device to notify the Alaska State

  • 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

  • Alaska Air Guard Rescues two Plane Crash Victims

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued two plane crash victims on Aug. 7 at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve about 300 miles west of Anchorage, near the park’s border with Canada.The National Park Service requested assistance from the Alaska Rescue

  • Arctic Guardians contracting earns Mission Execution Team Award

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- The 176th Mission Support Group Contracting Office earned the National Guard Bureau’s Mission Execution Contracting Team Award.Efstathia Fragogiannis, NGB executive director of acquisitions, annually recognizes the contributions of the contracting and

  • Arctic Guardian is National Guard’s top Military Firefighter

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The National Guard Bureau recognized a 176th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter as the 2021 National Guard military firefighter of the year.Master Sgt. Tyler Larimer, 176th CES chief of training, said Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brenden Turney,

  • JBER service members helped rescue 2 Alaska rescue crash victims

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK -- According to, the Turnagain Arm bore tide is among the most powerful in the world. A layer of ocean water 6 to 10 feet tall travels on top of the Cook Inlet surface at 10 to 15 mph, swallowing anything in its path.A Taylorcraft F-19 was flipped

  • 144th Fighter Wing trains for fighter jet integration in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Ten U.S. Air Force F-15s and more than 200 Airmen assigned to the California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing deployed to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to support Dissimilar Aircraft Combat Training with F-22s from the 3rd Wing.The training April 11-28 included

  • Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Wing refuels Red Flag

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – There is no need to stop for gas when the Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Wing delivers. Airmen of the 168th Wing led a tanker task force refueling Red Flag-Alaska 22-1, enabling joint and multilateral training April 28-May 13.Red-Flag Alaska is a nonstop flying