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  • 210 RQS fixed forward fire training

    Airmen of the 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard participate in fixed forward fire gunnery training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 25, 2018. For a week, two HH-60 Pave Hawks took to the skies above JBER training grounds and fixed their GAU .50-caliber machine guns forward. 
  • 176th, 3rd Maintenance Squadrons integration keep C-17s in the fight

    Airmen of the 3rd and 176th maintenance squadrons combined their diverse skillsets to complete one common mission, the home-station check (HSC) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the week of March 26, 2018. An HSC is an in-depth, four-day scheduled inspection of a C-17 Globemaster III. Each of JBER’s C-17s receives an HSC approximately every 180 days.
  • Alaska Guardsmen conduct operations in frozen Beaufort Sea

    More than 50 Alaska National Guardsmen are supporting the U.S. Navy's Ice Exercise several hundred miles north of the Alaskan coastline. The training is linked to the Alaska National Guard's Arctic Eagle 2018, a statewide exercise involving national, state and local agencies designed to provide opportunities for participants to conduct sustained
  • Alaska National Guardsmen support Arctic Ocean Ice Exercise

    Alaska National Guardsmen support ICEX. To most people – even Alaskans who are accustomed to the cold – the North Pole might as well be the surface of the moon in terms of its remoteness and hostility to the prospects of human survival.
  • Master to the Combat King: Alaska Guard loadmaster supports rescue mission

    Load master supports pararescue mission
  • Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Squadrons conduct precision parachute training at JBER

    Alaska Air National Guardsman assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron jump from a HC-130J Combat King II operated by the 211th Rescue Squadron during precision parachute training over Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 24, 2018. In a combat theater, members of the 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons primarily
  • Danger close: 176th Wing Airman earns Bronze Star Medal for actions in Afghanistan

    Pinned behind the engine block of the pickup truck he was riding in before his world exploded, Senior Airman Christopher Bowerfind couldn't move a hair to his left or his right for fear of being riddled by bullets from anti-Afghanistan insurgents perched on a ridge raining PKM machine gun fire on his position. As a tactical air control party
  • Air Force-owned C-17s reassigned to Alaska Air National Guard - Active duty and Guard continue to share aircraft for unchanged mission

    Members of the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, and the 3rd Wing, U.S. Air Force, commemorated the change of assignment of eight C-17 Globe Master III aircraft based here during a ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 17.
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue hiker in Eagle River Valley

    Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a distressed individual in the Eagle River Valley, May 14.According to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, three good Samaritans found the hypothermic hiker and contacted the Alaska State Troopers. AST then contacted the RCC for assistance due to the terrain in
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen, Reservists train to support mission in mock deployed environment

    More than 160 members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Mission Support Group and Air Force Reserve’s 477th Fighter Group participated in exercise MADBULL 17 here May 5 to 8.This mission support-centered exercise touted its third iteration in the backwoods of the base’s Mad Bull exercise site.The Airmen accomplished a wide spectrum of
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