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  • 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
  • National Guard Bureau Chief visits Alaska Air National Guardsmen

    The Chief of the National Guard Bureau toured units of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176 Wing here Jan. 29, greeting wing members while in Alaska to present the newest edition of the U.S. National Guard's heritage paintings.Gen. Frank J. Grass came to unveil the historical painting at the Alaska National Guard Armory on Jan. 31, honoring the
  • Combat Skills Training Prepares Airmen

    Alaska Air National Guard members from the 176th Wing participated in a three-day Wing Combat Skills Training here Jan. 10, 2014. Wing Combat Skills Training is a training event in which airmen rotate between seven training stations, all dealing with issues relating to responding to an enemy attack -- from weapons handling and emergency medical
  • Four wing members earn Bronze Star

    Four members of the Alaska Air National Guard's famed 212th Rescue Squadron were awarded the Bronze Star Medal -- one of the nation's highest individual military honors -- in a ceremony at the squadron's headquarters building here Dec. 7, 2013.Maj. Matthew Komatsu, a combat rescue office, and two pararescuers, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Barendregt and
  • 210th Rescue Squadron gets new commander

    Lt. Col. Steven B. Latham took command of the Alaska Air National Guard's 210th Rescue Squadron from Lt. Col. Thomas A. Bolin at a change-of-command ceremony here Nov. 3, 2013. These ceremonies take place each time an in-coming commander takes the reins of a unit, passing the unit flag from old commander to new commander. "Wear your people on your
  • 176 Wing squadron commander receives Bronze Star

    The commander of the 176th Civil Engineer Squadron was presented with one of the nation's highest individual military awards in a well-attended ceremony here Sept. 21.Lt. Col. Ed Soto earned the Bronze Star Medal for his exceptionally distinguished performance while deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, where from February 2012 to August 2012
  • 176 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron welcomes incoming squadron commander

    Lt. Col. David W. Ham assumed command of the 176 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in a ceremony at the Talkeetna Theater here Sept. 21, 2013.Prior to assuming command, Ham spent five years serving as the 176 Maintenance Squadron Operations flight commander. Before joining the Alaska Air National Guard, he served as a sortie generation flight commander

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