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  • 10th Homeland Response Force Conducts Collective Training

    WARRENTON, Ore. - Last month, more than 350  Army and Air National Guardsmen from Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Oregon conducted a training exercise at Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center in Warrenton.The Sustainment Year Collective Training Exercise (SYCTE) is a multi-day evaluation that helps

  • Alaska Guard Helps Provide Free Health Care to Kodiak Residents

    KODIAK, Alaska - Alaska National Guardsmen from the 176th Wing and the 207th Aviation Troop Command based out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson began Kodiak Arctic Care ‘24 on May 6, flying equipment and personnel to Kodiak.Kodiak Arctic Care, scheduled May 9-21, is part of the Department of

  • Alaska Air Guard Rescue Airmen Help 3 Over Easter Weekend

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard rescue personnel of the 176th Wing medically evacuated a stroke victim from Bethel March 30 before rescuing two injured snowmachine riders near Ruby the same day.The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation requested assistance from the

  • Alaska Air National Guard Medevacs Critically ill Patient

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Two Alaska Air National Guard Airmen jumped from a 176th Wing combat search and rescue aircraft into the village of Kotlik March 22 to expedite medical care for a critically ill patient and evacuate her to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.The mission began in

  • Alaska, Maine Guard Conduct Disaster Preparation Exercise

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The National Guard’s “Always Ready, Always There” motto symbolizes its vigilant presence across the nation. In Alaska, where natural disasters like earthquakes pose significant threats, a prompt and coordinated response is paramount.Exercise Vigilant Guard 2024-2, held March 4-8,

  • Mongolian Colonel Visits Arctic Security Center, Alaska Partners

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Col. T. Galbadrakh, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, visited the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies Feb. 14 in a step toward increased international security cooperation.Galbadrakh’s visit marked a milestone in

  • Alaska Guard Spreads Holiday Cheer to Remote Communities

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - For the 68th year, the Alaska National Guard's Operation Santa Claus is bringing the magic of the season to the remote communities of Fort Yukon, Golovin, Koyuk and Tuluksak.Teaming up with the Salvation Army, the Guard will deliver gifts and tidings of good

  • Alaska Guard Cares for Northern Mariana Islands Residents

    SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands - Army and Air Force Active, National Guard and Reserve components led by the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) provided free health care in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands in July.Six 176th Medical Group Alaska Air National Guard members

  • Alaska National Guard Helps Battle Wildland Fires

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Thirteen members of the Alaska National Guard deployed to Interior Alaska to help fight wildfires across the region.Eight 207th Aviation Troop Command Soldiers deployed to the Alaska Army National Guard Readiness Center in Fairbanks July 31 for UH-60 Black

  • Alaska National Guard Helps Clear Oil Spill Response Site

    SHEPARD POINT, Alaska - When the Exxon Valdez grounded on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989, more than 11 million gallons of heavy crude oil spilled into the sound, impacting about 1,300 miles of coastline. It took 14 hours for the onsite response and another 21 hours to place