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  • 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
  • Ohio Air Guardsmen train security forces with Alaska National Guard

    Fifteen 179th Security Forces Squadron members, along with 28 other Ohio Air Guardsmen, came here to perform their two-week annual training with the Alaska Air National Guard from July 20 to Aug. 3.The security forces group trained on helicopter insertion and squad movement tactics with the help of Alaska Army Guard pilots and Alaska Air National
  • Alaska air guardsmen use civilian skills on medical mission to Hawaii

    Forty-five Alaska-based military personnel drawn from Air and Army Guard units and the active-duty Air Force cared for medically-underserved Hawaiians June 4 to 12 on the Hawaiian Islands of Lanai, Maui and Molokai.The Alaskans were among about 500 other military personnel from multiple components of the Air Force, Army and Navy serving six sites
  • 100 Alaska Air National Guard members deploy to Mideast

    Approximately 50 air guardsmen from the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing deployed June 26 and about another 50 are scheduled to leave later this week to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.The deployers are primarily from the Wing's 176 Maintenance Group and 144 Airlift Squadron, plus additional support personnel.For a few, this
  • Alaska air guardsmen provide medical care to Hawaiians

    Forty-five Alaska military personnel from Air and Army Guard and active-duty Air Force are running medical clinics for medically-underserved Hawaiians on the islands of Lanai, Molokai and Maui as part of a two-week Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) project June 4 to 12.The group is providing care such as optometry, dentistry, physical exams,
  • 176 Wing commander promoted to brigadier general

    The commander of the 176 Wing was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony at the Frontier Theatre here today.Brig. Gen. Donald S. Wenke has led the 176 Wing since September 2011. Before assuming command in 2011, Wenke served as the organization's vice commander. A former fighter, tanker and instructor pilot, he previously served as
  • Alaska Air Guard transfers three C-130s, retains one unfunded

    The Alaska Air National Guard transferred three cargo planes to the Ohio Air National Guard on May 23.Per National Guard Bureau mandate, the 176 Wing is reducing its inventory of C-130 cargo planes from 12 to eight.To meet this requirement, two aircraft went to their new home with the Ohio Air National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing. A third, which has

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