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  • Traditional air guardsman, unofficial recruiter leads way in recruiting efforts

    A 176th Wing traditional guardsman, not an official recruiter, received recognition March 3 for supporting the wing's recruiting priorities. Tech. Sgt. Jack Barker, a member of the 176th Security Forces Squadron, was awarded a plaque for the most wing referrals in 2012 by the wing commander."The more people you send, the more chances you have
  • Alaska Air National Guard maintenance squadron celebrates new chiefs

    176 Maintenance Squadron gained two new chiefs at back-to-back promotion ceremonies here Feb. 9. Chief Master Sgt. Dave Rodkey served 27 years, and Chief Master Sgt. Karl Howard served 23 years prior to receiving the highest rank in the enlisted force structure."This is what we're looking for," said Lt. Col. Scott Coniglio, the squadron commander,
  • 176 Medical Group gains new leader as former commander retires

    Alaska Air National Guard's medical group members welcomed their new commander and bid farewell to their retiring commander here Jan. 12, 2013.Lt. Col. Sharolyn Lange, commander of the medical group, prepared for her new opportunity following the mentorship of newly-retired Col. Ronald Kichura.The combined change-of-command and retirement ceremony
  • JBER chaplains blitz flight line with candy canes

    Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard chaplains visited flight line workers Dec. 17-19 to hand out candy canes and good cheer.During a 60-hour operation called Candy Cane Blitz, the base chapel team and other helping agencies, such as the Airmen and Family Readiness Center and the  Mental Health Clinic, set out to greet all sections of the flight
  • 176 Wing welcomes new vice commander

    The 176 Wing officially received its newly-appointed vice commander, Col. Charles G. Stevenson, on Dec. 1, 2012.Stevenson was the mission support group commander at the wing's sister base, the 168th Air Refueling Wing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.He has served in the Alaska Air National Guard since 1992, worked in the Department of Military
  • Alaska National Guardsmen receive Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

    Three Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 212th Rescue Squadron were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Nov. 3 during a ceremony at the Talkeetna Theater on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.Senior Master Sgt. Christopher "Doug" Widener, Master Sgt. Brandon Stuemke and Staff Sgt. Aaron Parcha received the medals for having
  • Alaska Air National Guardsmen receive bronze star medals

    Three Alaska National Guardsmen with the 176th Wing's 212 Rescue Squadron were awarded a bronze star medal each at a decoration ceremony here Oct. 13.Surrounded by the support and appreciation of friends and family, these men received their medals for an act of heroism or meritorious achievement in a combat zone during a 2010 or 2011 deployment.A
  • Alaska Air National Guard 176 Wing vice commander retires

    Col. Robert A. K. Doehl, the vice commander of the Alaska Air Guard's 176 Wing, celebrated his retirement September 23 after 32 years of military service."Col. Doehl has been an honor to serve beside and there's no way I could've done it without him," said Col. Donald S. "Scott" Wenke, 176 wing commander. "The wing has been through a lot of change.
  • 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

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