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  • Alaska National Guard Helps Clean up in Merbok’s Wake

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – As of Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, Joint Task Force Alaska, consisting of 164 service members from the Alaska National Guard, the Alaska Naval Militia and the Alaska State Defense Force, have logged more than 2,000 work hours and removed more than 125,000 pounds

  • Alaska Guard Assists with Flood Recovery in Western Alaska

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – More than 100 members of Joint Task Force Alaska deployed to the hub communities of Bethel and Nome Sept. 21 to support flood recovery efforts across Western Alaska in the wake of Typhoon Merbok.The task force includes members of the Alaska Air and Army

  • Arctic Guardians Rescue Injured Hunter Near Flat

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured hunter Sept. 8 near Flat, about 285 miles northwest of Anchorage.Alaska State Troopers requested support after the hunter messaged for help using a two-way satellite-communication device.The

  • Alaska, Washington National Guard Join Exercise Gobi Wolf

    BAYANKHONGOR, Mongolia – Exercise Gobi Wolf 2022, a multinational civil and military training exercise, commenced with an opening ceremony and expert academic discussion Sept. 5.The six-day exercise is part of the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) program, which

  • National Guard SEA Visits Colorado Guard Space, Missile Defense Units

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado is at the hub of Department of Defense space and missile defense operations, and the state’s National Guard members are supporting these expanding domains here.Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, joined Command

  • National Guardsmen complete French Desert Commando Course

    CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI – French Armed Forces stationed in Djibouti alongside U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) completed the four phases of the grueling French Desert Commando Course across Djibouti April 5-June 1.The austere environment of Djibouti

  • Alaska National Guard hosts Arctic Interest Council

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – When delegates of the National Guard Arctic Interest Council representing six states visited the arctic city of Kotzebue March 29, they witnessed a still-frozen landscape showing few signs of spring besides the sun still visible at 9 p.m., previewing the

  • Alaska Guard conducts exercise on Arctic sea ice

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – During a routine flight deep in the Alaska Interior, a small jet crashes with a dozen passengers.All survive without serious injury, but now they’re facing subzero temperatures with the sprawling and towering Alaska Range separating them from rapid rescue by

  • Alaska Guardsmen win Chief of the National Guard Biathlon

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Four Alaska National Guard biathletes took first place in the women’s overall category at the Annual Chief of the National Guard Biathlon Championships.More than 120 competitors from 30 states competed for the championship at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, Feb.

  • National Guard troops from 15 states join Arctic exercise

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Hundreds of National Guard and active-duty counterparts, Canadian military forces and civilian first responders are responding to a simulated large-scale natural disaster during the Arctic Eagle-Patriot 22 exercise Feb. 22-March 9.More than 900 Air and Army National Guard