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  • Alaska Air Guard Rescue Triad Conducts Water Rescue Training

    WHITTIER, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen from the 176th Wing’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons conducted water rescue operations training in the Prince William Sound near Whittier May 14-16.The training included search and rescue, low- and high-altitude parachute drops, emergency

  • Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Injured Snowmachiner

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard Airmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured snowmachine rider Jan. 15 about 20 miles northeast of Valdez.The snowmachiner activated an SOS signal on his two-way satellite communication device, prompting the Alaska State Troopers to

  • Hawaii Guard, Philippines Train on Search and Rescue Skills

    SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - The Hawaii National Guard engaged in an urban and mountain search and rescue subject matter expert exchange with the 505th Search and Rescue Group, Philippine Air Force, and the 525th Engineer Combat Battalion, 51st Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army.This Aug. 15-31 event

  • 113th FSS receives national FSRT certification

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Airmen with the 113th Wing's Force Support Squadron recently received national certification for their Fatality Search and Recovery Team. The evaluation and certification is required every three years and approximately a dozen Guard units hold a national certification.“Our

  • New York Air Guard Helped Search for Lost Minisub

    F.S. GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - Thirty-eight Airmen assigned to the New York National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing were part of the effort to locate the commercial submersible Titan that imploded while diving to the wreck of the RMS Titanic.The wing launched three search missions 900

  • 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

  • 173rd FW joins search and rescue team in simulated exercise

    GERBER RESERVOIR, Ore. – In a quiet corner of an Eastern Oregon forest, a team of volunteers in bright yellow shirts emblazoned with “Search and Rescue” combed the rocky hills in search of a mannequin in an old camouflage uniform.On June 5, the Klamath County Search and Rescue Team received a phone

  • Kentucky National Guard trains with search and rescue teams

    LONDON, Ky. – Approximately 100 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen trained on search and rescue techniques with several dozen members of the London-Laurel Rescue Squad and Laurel County Emergency Management March 27-30.The simulated situations took place in hilly wooded areas near the

  • Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue injured hunter

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing rescued a hunter injured in an ATV accident Oct. 7 near Metal Creek northeast of Anchorage.Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Kevin Kelly, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center deputy director, said the hunting

  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues hiker at Hatcher Pass

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing rescued an injured hiker Sept. 16 at Hatcher Pass. Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Kevin Kelly, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center deputy director, said the hiker used a satellite communication device to