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  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue injured hiker

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing rescued an injured hiker Oct. 25 at Byron Glacier, southeast of Anchorage near Portage. Alaska Air National Guard Capt. Daniel Warren, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center senior controller, said officials from the Anchorage Fire Department, Girdwood
  • Alaska Air Guard unveils new tail flash on Stratotanker

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – A KC-135 Stratotanker from the Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Wing was unveiled Oct. 15, showcasing a new tail flash.The 168th Wing continues to have strong ties to local communities in interior Alaska as the “hometown Air Force.” In collaboration with Tanana Chiefs Conference, the 168th Wing established a
  • Alaska Air National Guard assists Mat-Su Valley kitchen

    Since mid-August, Alaska Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 176th Force Support Flight Sustainment Services have volunteered their time to assist the Five Loaves, Two Fish Kitchen in Wasilla.“As a force in readiness, the relevancy of the National Guard increases through the flexibility of these Airmen,” said Alaska Air National Guard Master
  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue hunter

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing rescued a hunter injured in an ATV accident Sept. 11 near Farewell Airport northwest of Anchorage.Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Kevin Kelly, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center deputy director, said the hunter used a satellite communication device to
  • Alaska National Guard Airmen rescue hunter at national park

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing rescued a hunter in distress Aug. 30 at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.Alaska Air National Guard Capt. Daniel Dickman, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center controller, said the hunter used a satellite communication device to signal distress.
  • Alaska Air Guard rescues distressed hiker at Mount Williwaw

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska Air National Guard rescued a distressed hiker July 26 at Mount Williwaw east of Anchorage.Alaska National Guard Master Sgt. Andre Marron, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center controller, said the stranded hiker could not safely ascend or descend and used his mobile phone to contact authorities who
  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues four distressed hikers

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska Air National Guard rescued four distressed hikers from Crow Pass Trail, which runs between Girdwood and the Eagle River Nature Center, July 20. The hikers had reached approximately the halfway point and were substantially low on food. They didn’t have enough for the journey back or to continue
  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues injured hiker at Hatcher Pass

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska – Responding to a rescue request from Alaska State Troopers for a hoist-capable helicopter, the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing rescued an injured hiker at Hatcher Pass July 14. Six pararescuemen from the 212th Rescue Squadron boarded an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 210th Rescue Squadron to
  • Alaska Airmen rescue two people stranded in Kuskokwim River

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing rescued two people stranded in a small boat in the flooded and icy waters of the Kuskokwim River May 1.Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th rescue squadrons launched from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson a little before midnight in an
  • Alaska Air National Guardsmen show readiness to deploy worldwide

    Alaska Air National Guardsmen participate in Polar Force 2019.
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