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  • 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

  • Lost hiker sought by Alaska Guard finds her way to safety

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – A search for a hiker who had a run-in with bears ended when she made her way to a road and waved down a driver, a day-and-a-half after she was last heard from.A ground search and rescue volunteer notified Alaska State Troopers at about 5:30 p.m. June 16 that

  • Alaska National Guard rescues stranded mountaineers

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air and Army National Guardsmen rescued 12 stranded mountaineers on Klutlan Glacier southeast of Mt. Bona in Wrangell-St Elias National Park June 1.The rescue response began at 7:55 a.m. May 29 when the National Park Service asked the Alaska Rescue

  • Alaska National Guardsmen compete in marksmanship

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska National Guard hosted its annual marksmanship competition sponsored by Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, the adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard, May 15-16.“The TAG Match is the adjutant general’s annual marksmanship competition between both the

  • National Guard, partners to conduct ORCA 21 CBRNE exercise

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Hundreds of National Guard Civil Support Team units from 11 states will participate in Exercise ORCA 2021 in Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Seward with emergency responders and other Guard units.During the May 17-21 exercise, participants will

  • Alaska Air Guard trains in support of NASA spaceflight

    KAPOLEI, HAWAII – Alaska Air National Guard members completed four weeks of training during Exercise H20 in Hawaii Feb. 6, honing their long-range search and rescue capability for the NASA human spaceflight program.The Air Guard's 176th Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is the only wing in the

  • Alaska National Guard in DC to assist at inauguration

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Airmen and Soldiers of the Alaska National Guard departed for Washington Tuesday to assist the District of Columbia National Guard and federal civilian authorities with the 59th presidential inauguration. After an unprecedented four hours between the

  • Historic Air National Guard airlift brings troops to DC

    WASHINGTON – Thousands of National Guard troops continued to stream into the nation's capital to support law enforcement during the presidential inauguration, building to a force of up to 25,000 members. Many of the Soldiers and Airmen are getting there via the Air National Guard in a historic