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  • 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
  • 176 Wing hosts 2014 award ceremony

    Alaska Air National Guard's 176 Wing members assembled for an annual award ceremony here May 3, presenting several members with wing-specific awards.The recipients were chosen based on the members' activities and performance from January to December of last year."I know how important the military lifestyle is to my husband," said Heather Asselin,
  • Alaska Air Guard members get to work in Australia: U.S. Space Command to save $20-$30 million by tapping Guard expertise

    Thirty-four men and women of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing began work today on a space radar installation at this remote base on the far western tip of Australia.For the next two weeks the Guard members will help prepare the facility to receive and install more than 75 tons of space-surveillance radar equipment being relocated to Holt
  • Alaska National Guard holds day for sexual assault prevention and response dialogue

    Both the Alaska Air and Army National Guard spent half a work day here April 24 to discuss issues and statistics of sexual assault in the Alaska National Guard.The stand down awareness day was held to generate awareness of sexual assault prevention and response as April is Sexual Assault Prevention and Response month.The object of the stand down
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen Deploy Down Under: Thirty-four citizen-Airmen to help build a radar facility in remote Western Australia

    Thirty-four members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing arrived at this remote military base on the western tip of Australia May 2 to get on-the-job training in a variety of real-world construction projects.All but three of the deployers are members of the wing's 176th Civil Engineer Squadron. They comprise a mix of apprentices,
  • 144 Airlift Squadron helps save patients in state-wide exercise

    Firefighters and emergency medical services personnel secured and extracted mock patients from an Alaska Air National Guard, 144 Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft during a simulated crash at Allen Army Air Field, April 1 as part of the state-wide Alaska Shield and Vigilant Guard 2014 exercises. Members of the 144 Airlift Squadron and the
  • LAVA RESCUE 2014

    Airman from the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing completed an 11-day flying training exercise here today. Seventy-seven members of the 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons, the 144th and 249th Airlift Squadrons and the 176th Maintenance Group participated in a first-ever opportunity of its kind in the Alaska Air Guard.Training exercises included
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