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  • 176th Wing gets approval from inspectors

    Anchorage's hometown Air National Guard unit earned good grades in a recent inspection by its Air Force parent unit.Visting the 176th Wing over a four-day drill period, inspectors from the Honolulu-based Pacific Air Forces gave the wing an overall "effective" rating, terming the wing's drill period "very successful.""We've proven through this
  • 176th Wing Pararescueman awarded Silver Star Medal

    A pararescueman with the Alaska Air National Guard's famed 212th Rescue Squadron pinned on the Silver Star -- the nation's third-highest award for valor -- in a ceremony here July 11.Master Sgt. Roger Sparks was awarded the honor for his actions during a fierce firefight with insurgents in Afghanistan's Watapur Valley Nov. 14, 2010. Responding to a
  • 176 Wing mission support and medical personnel conduct integrated training

    About 200 members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176 Mission Support Group and 176 Medical Group participated in an expeditionary skills exercise at Camp Mad Bull here June 8 to June 9.   Four of the mission support group's squadrons and the medical group performed individual training, cross-trained between units, and culminated their
  • 1,500+ Airmen and Soldiers conduct mass airfield seizure exercise in Alaska

    The office bustled with olive green jumpsuits, the smell of pizza and a dozen conversations dropping terms such as "sorties" and "objective." At the white board near a high table covered in maps, a 6-foot-plus commander in a flight suit bearing the 144 Airlift Squadron patch scribbled information and directed various personnel.            
  • 176 Medical Group chief retires

    Chief Master Sgt. Jacquelyn Quattlebaum, superintendent of the 176 Medical Group, celebrates her retirement at a ceremony here June 10, 2014.  Quattlebaum began her career in 1992 as an Army National Guard dental technician. Yesterday she was recognized for her 22 years of military service.
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen wrap up work in Australia: Thirty-four citizen-Airmen return from building a radar facility in remote Western Australia

    Thirty-four members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176 Wing wrapped up three weeks' worth of work today at this remote military base in Western Australia.    Thirty-one of the 34 deployers were from the wing's 176 Civil Engineer Squadron, with the few support personnel making up the remainder.   "The deployment went very much as we'd hoped,"
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen deploy to Horn of Africa for four months

    About 25 pararescuemen and support personnel from the 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Operations Group and 168th Security Forces Squadron deployed from here last night to the Africa Command area of operations, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.The Guardsmen's main mission will be personnel recovery in support of the Combined Joint Task
  • 176 Wing holds safety day

    Air guardsmen of the 176 Wing took time aside for a Safety Day here May 23, discussing safety problems and solutions to ensure mission success. The 176 Wing Safety Day was a part of an Air National Guard directive to brief guardsmen on current trends, such as texting and driving and ways to avoid the human factors of accidents during daily
  • 176 Civil Engineer Squadron welcomes new leader

    Alaska Air National Guard's civil engineer squadron receives their newest squadron commander here April 13 as they hail a farewell to their previous commander of seventeen years.It was a bittersweet moment for all parties, and Lt. Col. Ed Soto, the 176 Civil Engineer Squadron's departing commander, left on an admiring note towards his unit."I'm
  • Alaska Guardsmen participate in WWII veterans' Honor Flight program with Alaska Airlines

    About 45 Guardsmen from the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing assisted nearly 50 World War II veterans at the Ted Stevens International Airport in preparation for their May 6 flight to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight Network program.The veterans, who hail from across Alaska, traveled to the nation's capital to visit for the first
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