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  • 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

  • Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - The Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Wing hosted an iteration of the Vulcan Guard space exercise Aug. 10-11, bringing together U.S. Space Command, the Brazilian military and all seven National Guard states conducting space operations.Vulcan Guard is a series of space-focused

  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues two overdue rafters near Trapper Creek

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK -- Alaska Air National Guardsmen of 176th Wing rescued two individuals reported overdue from a rafting trip near Trapper Creek July 24.A father of one of the rafters contacted the Alaska State Troopers who requested assistance from the Alaska Rescue Coordination

  • Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Five in Three Incidents

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued five people involved in three incidents from July 13-16 in Southcentral Alaska.All of the incidents happened close enough to JBER to allow 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawks to fly unrefueled to

  • 168th Wing, Allies Mark Air Refueling Anniversary During Exercise

    EIELSON AFB, Alaska - The 168th Wing from Eielson Air Force Base trained with U.S. Air Force, Republic of Korea Air Force and Japan Self-Defense Force service members to enhance readiness in simulated combat environments in June.During Red Flag-Alaska 23-2, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored annual