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  • 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

  • 176th Wing Guardian Angels Parachute to Pilot Station for Medevac

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - During a complex medevac involving three 176th Wing Guardian Angel teams, two HC-130J Combat King II aircraft and one HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, a combat rescue officer and a pararescueman parachuted into Pilot Station to reach a patient in critical

  • Arctic Guardians Honored for Al Asad Evacuation

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - A small armada of Iranian Qiam 1 precision theater ballistic missiles speared over the Arabian Desert, bound for targets on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq.In the crosshairs of the Jan. 8, 2020, Iranian missile attack were Arctic Guardians of 211th Rescue Squadron.

  • SEA Whitehead: Alaska Guardsmen Vital to Homeland Defense

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Covering more than 2,000 miles of Alaskan territory in five days, the National Guard’s top enlisted leader met with the Alaska Guardsmen at the front gate of the Arctic and forefront of the Defense Department’s Arctic Strategy.Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L.

  • National Guard Leaders Join Multi-state Arctic Event

    CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - In the Arctic, steel becomes brittle at -22 degrees Fahrenheit, continuous connectivity at the bandwidth needed for modern military operations lags, and more than 80% of Alaska communities are not connected to the road system.These challenges were among the many topics discussed