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Alaska Guardsmen showcase at Great Alaska Aviation Gathering Guard Airmen make splash at Great Alaska Aviation Gathering
Alaska Air National Guardsmen represent at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.
0 5/08
2018
HC-130J Combat King II loadmaster Loading the Combat King: Alaska ANG loadmaster supports rescue mission
Profile of Alaska Air National Guard Senior Airman Marcus Moloney, a HC-130J Combat King II loadmaster with the 211th Rescue Squadron, and how he contributes to his unit's mission to rescue persons in need–both on and off the battlefield.
0 3/05
2018
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, travelling with Operation Santa Claus, de-board an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft from the 211th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, after landing in St. Michael, Alaska, Dec. 5, 2017. Operation Santa Claus is an Alaska National Guard annual community outreach program that provides Christmas gifts, books, backpacks filled with school supplies, fresh fruit and sundaes to youngsters in rural communities. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Marisa Lindsay) Alaska National Guard brings Christmas gifts to Eskimo kids
Alaska National Guard members brought Christmas gifts for children in the remote village of St. Michael, Alaska, as part of Operation Santa, an Alaska National Guard outreach program to build personal connections with rural communities across the state. This is the program's 61st year.
0 12/08
2017
HOLT NAVAL COMMUNICATION STATION, Australia - Airman 1st Class Phillip J. Gifford pauses from working at this joint U.S.-Australian space radar facility on May 12, 2014. Gifford was among 34 members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing to deploy here for two weeks to help build the facility and sharpen their skills. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. John Callahan. The New Guy: Civil engineer serves on first deployment for training with 176 CES
As the most junior of the 31 Alaska Air National Guard members deployed to this remote outpost on the western tip of Australia, Airman 1st Class Phillip J. Gifford knows that, despite getting real work done every day, his role is primarily to learn by doing.Gifford was not raised in a military family. A 2008 graduate of Colony High School, he
0 5/12
2014
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Capt. Shane Garling, the wing deployment officer of the 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, runs with his wife, Julie, in the Maui Oceanfront Marathon in Lahaina, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2014. The couple completed their goal of running a marathon in each of the 50 U.S. states there. During the race, they were also married at the 17-mile mark during a 30-minute ceremony before completing the final 9.2 miles as husband and wife. Photos courtesy of Capt. Shane Garling. Going the distance, Alaska Air Guardsman runs marathon of marathons
At a distance of 26.2 miles, running a marathon is no small feat. Likewise, having the opportunity to visit each of the 50 states is a goal that not all people have a chance to accomplish in their lifetime. For one Alaska Air National Guardsmen, the goal was to run a marathon in each of the 50 states.Capt. Shane Garling, the 176th Wing deployment
0 4/28
2014
A mixed group of Alaska Air National Guardsmen from the 176th Wing and Israeli contractors for the Israeli Air Force work together on a new runway project at an airbase in Israel's Negev Desert. In just seven days, the Israeli-American crew laid more than 19 miles of communications conduit. Photo by Master Sgt. Julia Barklow CE beats the heat
 "Coffee! Coffee!" Penny yells as he starts to boil water on a Sterno stove in the driver's cab of a front-end loader. A few minutes later the brew is done and the familiar call of "Coffee-Coffee"" brings American troops and Israeli contractors over for a much-needed break. Led by deployed commander Maj. Ed Soto, the Alaska Air National Guard
0 4/14
2008
Alaska USA’s Military Operations Branch Manager, Carl Bradford, shown here presenting CMSgt. David Streit a $500 check in support of this year’s Family Day. Photo by SSgt. Eric Hamilton, 176 WG/PA. Alaskans support their National Guard members
Carl Bradford is one member of the Alaska Guard family who never wears a uniform and never stands in formation. Yet he is present at nearly every Guard award ceremony or public event. At his suggestion, the organization he represents has provided thousands of dollars in awards to outstanding soldiers and airmen. Bradford's roots with Alaska's
0 4/14
2008
Lt. Col. Carl Lincoln shows off the Globemaster’s roomy cargo area, one of many military-specific design features. Alaska's newest airlifter -- Globemaster III arrives
One of the eagerly anticipated changes in the Alaska Air National Guard this year was the C-17 mission. When the first Globemaster touched down in Alaska, it came with opportunity. Lt. Col. Carl Lincoln opened the door when that opportunity came knocking, training to be the AKANG's first C-17 pilot. Lincoln said, "I used to fly KC-135s. For over 15
0 4/14
2008
From October 2006 through December 2006, this exhibit at the Anchorage Readiness
Center on Ft. Richardson highlighted an inspection of the 176WG, and a deployment
of the 144AS. Photo by MSgt. Robert M. Braley, Jr. It's history -- Behind the display case
Telling whether something is trivial or truly historical is a matter of judgement. Does the item tell the story of the people, place and/or time from which it came? A bit of concrete from a wall in Germany is trivial; a bit of concrete from the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1990 is historical. Ideally, when historical items are assembled into a
0 3/26
2008
MSgt. Leif Strand guides an F-86 fighter aircraft aircraft into its permanent home on a pedestal near the entrance to Kulis ANG Base. An ongoing project led by CMSgt. (ret.) Jim Herrick has attempted to find and restore one example of each of the different aircraft flown by the Alaska Air National Guard. The F-86 was the second such aircraft to be permanently mounted; a C-123 cargo aircraft was the first. Alaska Air National Guard photo by Marc Maxwell. Braley puts history in perspective
There are many considerations in moving the 176th Wing from Kulis to Elmendorf AFB. For MSgt. Robert M. Braley, Jr., a technician at Kulis ANGB who works as a civil engineering project manager, preserving the unit history as we move to a new location is critically important. Since his 2001 appointment by Brig. Gen. Gene Ramsay, Braley has performed
0 3/26
2008
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