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  • Alaska National Guard, Mongolia conduct SPP expert exchange

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska National Guard participated in the second iteration of the Airmen-to-Airmen Talks program with the Mongolian Air Force to plan for future training and subject matter expert exchanges.Hosted by the U.S. Pacific Air Force, the A2AT program develops

  • 176th Maintenance Group opens Virtual Reality Training Lab

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The 176th Maintenance Group opened its innovative Virtual Reality Training Lab in December, giving maintenance Airmen an interactive way to familiarize themselves with maintenance processes without a physical airframe.The 176th MXG used squadron innovation

  • Alaska Guard assists with winter storm emergency evacuations

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska National Guard is providing emergency response assistance to the Fairbanks North Star Borough after extreme snow and ice in Interior Alaska caused power outages and stranded some residents.Air National Guard and Army National Guard personnel who

  • Alaska Guard delivers gifts to remote villages for 66th year

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska National Guard conducted Operation Santa Claus again this year, delivering gifts to children in remote Alaskan villages.Gifts were delivered to Buckland Dec. 14, while a flight to Chevak was delayed several times due to inclement weather. Efforts

  • Alaska PJs, Army Guard partner for mass casualty exercise

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Matt Steible, a 212th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, knew that to get to the victim of a roadside bomb trapped under a subcompact sedan, he would have to lift the stricken vehicle.Steible grasped the underside chassis

  • New York Guard hosts biological, chemical dispersal drill

    NEW YORK – The New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team is hosting 124 counterparts from 19 other states in New York City this week to support a homeland security exercise focused on figuring out how biological and chemical weapons disperse in a city.Officially known as the Urban Threat

  • HC-130 crew chief gets on-the-job training with 176th AMXS

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – A 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King isn’t your everyday C-130.Configured for combat search and rescue (CSAR), the King is packed with sensors designed to search for isolated service members, and it has four wing-mounted tanks that can pass JP-8

  • Operation Allies Welcome cultivates multicultural calling

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N. J. - It would be easy to overlook Air Force Staff Sgt. Sharon Queenie, inconspicuous in her OCP uniform, N-95 mask and orange safety vest, blending in with nearly every service member assigned here to support Operation Allies Welcome. What makes her journey

  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues ATV riders

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - The Alaska Air National Guard’s Rescue Coordination Center and the 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued two all-terrain vehicle riders in Glennallen early Sept. 11. A male and a female were riding an ATV in the Glennallen area when the female

  • Airmen train on skills from land survival to space radar

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Members of the Tennessee National Guard trained in Alaska on a wide range of skills with their career field counterparts from Eielson Air Force Base.The Tennessee Air National Guard, comprised of three wings and two geographically separated squadrons, sent members from each unit