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  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues resident near Friday Creek

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued an Alaska resident experiencing medical distress Oct. 16 at his cabin near Friday Creek.The Alaska State Trooper Search and Rescue coordinator requested assistance from the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center after civilian air ambulance declined
  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen help rescue 2 boaters

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing partnered with good Samaritans to rescue two distressed boaters early Oct. 10 at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River near Eek.Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Evan Budd, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center superintendent, said Alaska State Troopers
  • Innovation nothing new to Fabrication Flight Arctic Guardian

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Before he ever put on a uniform, Alaska Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shawn McDermott, an aircraft metals technician with the 176th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight, had more than 20 years of experience in machining and fabrication.Raised in Los Angeles County by a father who was a professional
  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue distressed woman

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued a woman in medical distress at Sockeye Lake northeast of Talkeetna.Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Evan Budd, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center superintendent, said the Alaska State Troopers requested assistance from the AKRCC Oct. 2. The
  • 176th Wing awarded Jolly Green Rescue Mission of Year

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - The 176th Wing’s operations and maintenance groups were recognized with the 2021 Jolly Green Rescue Mission of the Year accolade.Over Memorial Day weekend, Guardsmen of the 176th Wing generated and flew 30 sorties culminating in more than 120 flight hours in two high-altitude rescue missions that saved 13
  • Artificial Intelligence-Based Battle Management Training Rolled Out

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Western Air Defense Sector rolled out a cutting edge video game like training system, Aug. 26-27, 2021, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The system, called Battle Management Training NEXT (BMTN), provides command and control battle management operators sustained, high quality, low cost training
  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues bear-mauling victim

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing saved a hunter mauled by a bear Sept. 8 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.The hunter activated a two-way communication device SOS beacon, alerting the National Park Service, which contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center.Alaska
  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue injured hunter near Chicken

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued a hunter suffering from an accidental gunshot wound Aug. 30 about 170 miles southeast of Fairbanks and north of Chicken. Another hunting party came upon the injured hunter and notified Alaska State Troopers, who requested assistance from the Alaska
  • National Guard helps with massive Afghanistan evacuation

    ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from around the United States are playing a key role in the historic evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan.The Air National Guard is contributing to Operation Allies Refuge with 11 C-17 aircraft and 19 crews providing safe passage to Americans and Afghan allies from Kabul to
  • Alaska Air Guard rescues survivors of 2 plane crashes

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued four people who were on private airplanes that crashed in separate incidents Aug. 12 and 14. Guard members rescued two people from a PA-18 Super Cub crash in the Ptarmigan Pass area Aug. 12 and one from a PA-14 Family Cruiser on the Beluga River two
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