• Alaska Air National Guard Airmen help rescue 2 boaters

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing partnered with good Samaritans to rescue two distressed boaters early Oct. 10 at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River near Eek.Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Evan Budd, Alaska Rescue Coordination

  • Alaska Air Guard rescues survivors of 2 plane crashes

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued four people who were on private airplanes that crashed in separate incidents Aug. 12 and 14. Guard members rescued two people from a PA-18 Super Cub crash in the Ptarmigan Pass area Aug. 12 and one from

  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues hiker near Glacier Pass

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska Air National Guard rescued a hiker in distress near Glacier Pass Aug. 6.The distressed hiker was one in a group of seven. After the hiker began experiencing distress, a fellow hiker activated the personal locator beacon they were carrying and made

  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues two men after plane crash

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued a pilot and passenger May 31, two days after they were in an aircraft crash on Mount Hawkins in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.The National Park Service requested support from the Alaska

  • Alaska Air National Guard rescue injured snow machiner

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured snow machiner May 23.Alaska State Troopers contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AK RCC) around 8:15 p.m. on May 23 to request hoist capable assets to rescue an injured snow

  • 176th Wing Airmen participate in NOBLE DEFENDER rescue exercise

    Alaska Air National Guardsmen of 176th Wing participated in the Operation Noble Defender search-and-rescue/personnel recovery (SAR/PR) exercise Jan. 19 to 22, 2021, in Southcentral Alaska. Noble Defender is a North American Aerospace Defense Command Arctic air-defense operation.

  • Psychological health director a lighthouse in storm

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – A single COVID cell is no more than 140 nanometers in diameter – about 1/500th the width of a human hair – but it has come to dominate daily life the world over. Beyond its physical health impact, Diann Richardson, 176th Wing director of psychological