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  • 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
  • Alaska Air National Guard holds leadership conference for junior NCOs

    The Kulis Chiefs Council of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176 Wing hosted the Enlisted Leadership Seminar 2014 here March 1 for the wing's staff and technical sergeantsSeventy-five participants spent the day at the JBER Professional Military Enlisted Center examining topics recommended by their peers in the Kulis Junior Enlisted Council.The
  • 176 Maintenance Group commander promoted to colonel

    Tory Saxe, commander of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176 Maintenance Group, pinned on the rank of Air Force colonel at his promotion celebration here Feb. 8.Saxe was presented with a set of "eagles" - a term for his new rank insignia - which have eyes that always face forward on the wearer."This is the leap from tactical leadership to strategic
  • Alaska Air National Guard commander promoted to brigadier general

    The Alaska Air National Guard promoted Timothy O'Brien, assistant adjutant general-Air of the Alaska National Guard and commander of the Alaska Air National Guard, to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony at the Arctic Warrior Events Center here Sunday, March 2. "The Alaska Air National Guard consists of well over 2,000 citizen-Airmen of
  • 176th Medical Group commander promoted to colonel

    Sharolyn K. Lange, commander of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Medical Group, was promoted to colonel in a ceremony at the 673d Medical Squadron Hospital here Feb. 8, 2014.Lange has commanded the Medical Group since January 2013, having previously served as its chief nurse and compliance officer. She joined the Air Force in 1988 and the
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