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  • 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
  • 176 Wing Alaskan in Sri Lanka

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - One Alaska air guardsman traveled to Sri Lanka, an island country off the southern tip of India, to participate in Operation Pacific Angel 13-4 from Aug. 5 to Aug. 11.Staff Sgt. John Buso, an electrician from the 176 Civil Engineer Squadron, helped renovate school buildings there to improve the
  • Hagel announces reduction in civilian furlough days

    Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.Here is the complete text of the secretary's announcement:When I announced my
  • 176th Air Defense Squadron re-designated

    The 176th Air Control Squadron was re-designated as the 176th Air Defense Squadron (176 ADS) and ceremonially recognized during a ceremony here Aug. 3.The squadron will keep its current leadership and same mission, which is to provide combat mission-ready personnel to execute the aerospace surveillance, identification, data links and weapons
  • 176th Maintenance Group gets new commander

    Lt. Col. Tory Saxe assumed command of the 176th Maintenance Group in a ceremony at the Kulis Theater here Aug. 3.Saxe spent the last year in-residence at the U.S. Air Force's Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Before that he served at Clear Air Force Station as the installation commander and commander of the Air Force's 13th Space

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