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  • 144 Crew wins Moose Shoot competition

    A C-130 aircrew from the Alaska Air National Guard's 144 Airlift Squadron won the more-or-less-annual "Moose Shoot" airlift competition at the Malamute Drop Zone here Aug. 11, 2012. The winning aircrew consisted of aircraft commander Lt. Col. Rich Adams, co-pilot Maj. Patrick McBride, navigator Lt. Col. Josh Armstrong, flight engineer Tech. Sgt.
  • Military community participates in annual JBER Eco Challenge

    Individual and team competitors from the Air Force and Army, both guardsmen and active-duty members, and dependents took part in the JBER fitness centers' fifth annual four-part, multi-sport competition, July 20. The Eco Challenge's four events took place in the following order: running, biking, kayaking and hiking, with each event starting and
  • Alaska Air National Guard member dies in fall

    A member of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Civil Engineer Squadron died July 5 of injuries sustained while on active duty in Baltimore, Md.Senior Airman Cameron Mixsooke, 26, of Kenai, was returning to Alaska following a six-month deployment in Kuwait. Witnesses reported seeing Mixsooke climb over the railing on the balcony of his
  • Eight enlist at one time into Alaska Air Guard

    Eight new recruits enlisted en masse into the Alaska Air National Guard in front of the flag pole at the 176 Wing building here June 19.Col. Donald S. Wenke, commander of the 176 Wing, swore the group in."I'm not surprised there are that many people wanting to join such a great organization as the Alaska Air National Guard," Wenke said.The recruits
  • 176 Civil Engineer Air Guardsmen return from deployment in Kuwait

    Eleven Alaska Air National Guardsmen from the 176 Civil Engineer Squadron are scheduled to return here June 14 following a six-month tour in Kuwait. The returning Alaska Guardsmen are 11 of about 25 civil engineers who deployed over the winter months and will arrive in two groups at Ted Stevens International Airport."To say I am proud of our
  • Air National Guard command chief visits Alaskan air guardsmen

    The command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard -- the Air Guard's highest-ranking enlisted member -- visited guardsmen at the 176 Wing here June 10.Chief Master Sgt. Chris Muncy routinely travels the country visiting Air National Guard bases.Muncy saw the wing's facilities in operational use for the first time this visit."This is a
  • Yockell named ANG's human resource advisor of the year

    The human resource adviser for the Alaska Air National Guard's 176 Wing was recognized as the Air National Guard's human resource adviser of the year at the 2012 Joint Diversity conference in Reno, Nev. May 2012. As a human resource advisor, Chief Master Sgt. William Yockell provides guidance, direction and support across the force development,
  • 176 Maintenance Squadron gets a new commander

    The 176 Wing's Maintenance Squadron welcomes their newly appointed commander during a traditional change of command ceremony here June 9, 2012. Lt. Col Scott Coniglio will be in charge of more than 200 Airmen responsible for the maintenance of 176 Wing's fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. "I feel privileged and honored to serve in this capacity
  • 176th Wing begins largest deployment since 2003

    More than 180 citizen-Airmen of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176 Wing have begun deploying for Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.The deployment marks the wing's single largest deployment of personnel since 2003. It will be the wing's second large-scale deployment from JBER since the Guard organization relocated here in
  • 176 Mission Support Group commander receives full-bird rank

    Col. Patty Wilbanks, commander of the 176 Mission Support Group, pinned on the rank of colonel May 20 at her promotion celebration here.The rank of Air Force "full-bird colonel" is displayed by a silver eagle on each shoulder.Promotions in the military are appointed based on potential, versus past behavior."These eagles are not a reward of what

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