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  • 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

  • 168th Wing Hosts ANG Production Assessment Team

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – The 168th Wing hosted subject matter experts from the Air National Guard Production Assessment Team Feb. 6-10 to identify more efficient and effective production processes.The PAT’s purpose is to improve practices and offer data-driven discussions to enable ANG units

  • 176th Wing Airmen Stay Warm During Operation Deep Freeze

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Benjamen Hancox, a 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation craftsman, served as one of five Alaska Guardsmen who helped execute Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica.Hancox has been a member of the 176th Wing