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  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues stranded hikers

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s search and rescue aircrew and pararescue teams saved two stranded hikers on Rainbow Peak trail early May 1.One of the hikers was injured and unable to continue hiking as nightfall and colder temperatures set in.The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received a call
  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue pilot near Lime Village

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing rescued the pilot of a crashed Cessna 170 April 7 near Lime Village about 185 miles west of Anchorage.Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Evan Budd, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center superintendent, said the pilot called the Stoney River Lodge,
  • Alaska's 176th Wing prepares mobile rescue operations center

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska Air National Guard partnered with contractors March 22 to validate the rapid employment of a mobile rescue operations center for Agile Combat Employment training in Alaska and operations throughout the Indo-Pacific Command area of operations.Members of 176th Communications Flight, 210th Rescue
  • Alaska ANG to receive 4 more KC-135s at Eielson AFB

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Four KC-135 Stratotankers and more than 200 active-duty U.S. Air Force personnel will join the Alaska Air National Guard's 168th Wing, Guardians of the Last Frontier, to provide aerial refueling capability for the Air Force in the Arctic region and around the world.Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P.
  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue Iditarod musher

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured Iditarod musher March 9 from the Rohn Roadhouse about 136 miles northwest of Anchorage.Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Evan Budd, superintendent of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, said the musher sustained multiple
  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues possible stroke victim

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Members of the 176th Wing of the Alaska Air National Guard medically evacuated a possible stroke victim Feb. 20 at Stoney River Lodge 200 miles west of Anchorage and about 30 miles east of the village of Sleetmute. Alaska Air National Guard Lt. Col. Keenan Zerkel, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center director,
  • Hawaii, Alaska ANG practice rescue capabilities

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Members of the Hawaii Air National Guard's 204th Airlift Squadron wrapped up a month-long search and rescue exercise around Oahu Feb. 6, alongside partners from the Alaska ANG. The training, called Exercise H2O, was tailored to improve the Hawaii Air National Guard's astronaut recovery mission set, spanning
  • 176th Wing Airmen participate in NOBLE DEFENDER rescue exercise

    Alaska Air National Guardsmen of 176th Wing participated in the Operation Noble Defender search-and-rescue/personnel recovery (SAR/PR) exercise Jan. 19 to 22, 2021, in Southcentral Alaska. Noble Defender is a North American Aerospace Defense Command Arctic air-defense operation.
  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen transport woman in labor

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing evacuated a pregnant woman experiencing medical complications on Dec. 15, transporting her from the village of Newtok to Bethel.Alaska Air National Guard Capt. Brent Kramer, a senior controller at the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, said the Alaska State
  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue snowmachiner

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard Airmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured snowmachiner Dec. 6 near Petersville about 95 miles north of Anchorage and just south of Denali National Park. Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Kevin Kelly, deputy director of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AKRCC), said the
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