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  • Alaska National Guard Helps Battle Wildland Fires

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Thirteen members of the Alaska National Guard deployed to Interior Alaska to help fight wildfires across the region.Eight 207th Aviation Troop Command Soldiers deployed to the Alaska Army National Guard Readiness Center in Fairbanks July 31 for UH-60 Black

  • Alaska National Guard Helps Clear Oil Spill Response Site

    SHEPARD POINT, Alaska - When the Exxon Valdez grounded on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989, more than 11 million gallons of heavy crude oil spilled into the sound, impacting about 1,300 miles of coastline. It took 14 hours for the onsite response and another 21 hours to place

  • Alaska Guard Rescues 10 People Across Alaska

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Rescue crews from the Alaska Air and Army National Guard navigated across 1,850 miles, saving 10 people in four civil search and rescue missions and one medical evacuation mission June 30-July 4.The first call for assistance came to the Alaska Rescue

  • Alaska National Guard Rapidly Deploys for Exercise ORCA 23

    NOME, Alaska – About 530 miles northwest of Anchorage, two survey team members from the Alaska National Guard’s 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team monitor handheld detectors scanning for radiation and nerve, blister and blood agents as they prepare to enter a notional biological

  • Alaska National Guardsmen Assist with Flood Recovery

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Nine members of the Alaska Organized Militia deployed to Bethel and Circle May 22-23 to support flood recovery efforts in Western and Interior Alaska.The task force, which includes members of the Alaska Air and Army National Guard and the Alaska State

  • 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

  • Alaska National Guard Conducts Earthquake, Tsunami Exercise

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - The 168th Wing and the Alaska National Guard Joint Force Headquarters conducted an earthquake continuity of operations (COOP) exercise, moving the joint operations center from Anchorage to Fairbanks May 1-5. The exercise scenario required members to respond to a

  • Guard Soldiers, Airmen Compete for All Guard Marathon Team

    LINCOLN, Neb. - More than 200 Airmen and Soldiers representing the National Guard from all 50 states, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia ran the 46th annual Lincoln Marathon May 7, competing for a spot on the National Guard Military Competitions All Guard Marathon Team.It was the

  • Alaska Air Guard Medevacs Patient from Little Diomede

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons evacuated a critically ill patient at Little Diomede just two miles east of the Russian island of Big Diomede on April 4.The Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome requested

  • Alaska Air Guard Rescues Injured Climber Near Glacier View

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a climber injured during a fall April 1 near Glacier View about 80 miles northeast of Anchorage.Despite being attached to a belay line, the climber was injured during the fall when