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  • 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 aviation fuel to CSAR HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters
  • 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 unique is that she is one of the few native-born
  • 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 sustained an injury during an accident. They contacted
  • 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 to train on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, career
  • 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 Fina Kiefer waved him down for help. She had
  • 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 Coordination Center for help after receiving an
  • 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 Air Guard and the Army Guard, and we host 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 respond to hazardous materials scenarios, test
  • 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 U.S. Air Force, Guard and Reserve with C-17
  • 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 official request for volunteers and a complete volunteer
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