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  • 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
  • 176 Logistics Readiness Squadron changes command

    The 176 Logistics Readiness Squadron changed leadership here May 18.Lt. Col. Keolani "K O" Bailey accepted command after Lt. Col. John Harrington relinquished it. Harrington had been commander the past seven years. He took the squadron through a few inspections, manning reductions and the move from Kulis Air National Guard Base to JBER. Now he is
  • Silver Star, six Bronze Stars presented to Alaska Air National Guardsmen

    One Silver Star Medal and six Bronze Star Medals were handed out here May 18 to men of valor from the Alaska Air National Guard's 212 Rescue Squadron.One of the five Alaska Guardsmen, Staff Sgt. Bill Cenna, received the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars for his actions on three separate occasions."These guys intensified the Air Force core value of
  • Alaska air guardsmen join spring cleaning efforts

    176 Wing air guardsmen of all ranks combed the grounds for litter around their workplaces May 6 to 10 as part of the base's Spring Cleanup, combining efforts with Anchorage's citywide cleanup week.Part of the National Guard culture is pride and ownership."We do this because it's a reflection of us," said Chief Master Sgt. Paul Verrier, this year's
  • 176 Wing engineers and service personnel train in South

    Forty-eight engineers and services air guardsmen from the 176 and 168th Wing trained with 127 others from the Guard, Active Duty and Reserve at one of the Air Force's premier exercise sites in February at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.Air guardsmen trained in conditions mimicking a deployed contingency environment at the week-long, Silver Flag

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