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  • Alaska National Guard "elves" visit Togiak

    In a rare daytime appearance, Santa and about 50 of his elves - including Alaska Governor Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker - came early this year to visit Christmas cheer upon the schoolchildren of this remote village in Southwest Alaska.The early visit was made possible by the Alaska National Guard's Operation Santa Claus, now in its 60th
  • Logistics squadron members celebrate assumption of command

    Maj. Daniel Nigolian assumed command of the 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron at a ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sep. 15, 2016.Commissioned in 2001 after earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Nigolian's first assignment was with the 728th Air Mobility Squadron based out of Incirlik
  • Alaska Air Guard civil engineer personnel receive new commander

    The members of the 176th Civil Engineer Squadron welcomed their new commander at an assumption of command ceremony here Sep. 24.Lt. Col. Kass Larson came to the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing from the National Guard Bureau, bringing with him years of high-dollar project management and leadership experience."It's an honor to be here today,"
  • Volunteers come together to renovate wing member's home

    About 50 volunteers from the Alaska district of a national hardware chain came together Sept. 14 to renovate the home of Staff Sgt. Sequoya Joseph, a personnelist with the 176th Force Support Flight.The event was the result of a partnership between Home Depot's annual Celebration of Service Campaign and the non-profit "That Others May Live"
  • Preparing for the worst through practice: Exercise Arctic Chinook 2016

    More than 1,000 personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Alaskan Command, Alaska National Guard, state and local agencies, tribal organizations and Royal Canadian Air Force participated in Exercise Arctic Chinook, a joint USCG and U.S. Northern Command-sponsored exercise on the U.S. State Department approved list of Arctic Council Chairmanship
  • 176th Wing conducts capabilities exercise, celebrates family day

    The Alaska Air Guard's 176th Wing members gathered at Bryant Army Air Field here for a their annual family day Saturday, Aug. 6, enjoying hands-on activities, displays, a dunk tank and a capabilities exercise (CAPEX), among other things.This particular CAPEX was intended to show wing members and their families what they contribute to and how it
  • Air Guardsmen conduct mass-casualty training on JBER

    Members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons and 176th Security Forces Squadron, along with the 163rd Security Forces Squadron from the California Air National Guard, participated in a mass-casualty exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, on July 20, 2016.The scenario-based exercise involved
  • Col. Steven deMilliano takes command of the 176th Wing

    Col. Steven deMilliano took command of the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard during a change-of-command ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 12.During the ceremony, outgoing commander Col. Blake Gettys, relinquished control to deMilliano after serving as the 176th Wing's commander since 2014."You are the right man for the
  • More than 100 Alaska Air Guard operators, maintainers return from possible last C-130 deployment

    More than 100 of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing members returned from a four-month deployment in Kuwait last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.Their focus was to support the C-130H "Hercules" tactical-airlift mission, contributing to the operation aimed at militarily defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen test responses in surveillance over skies

    176th Air Defense Squadron members participated in exercise Fencing Rice on JBER, a local exercise designed to test the unit's Air Defense response, June 14, 2016.The 176th ADS employs surveillance, identification, weapons control and data links in support of the Alaskan NORAD region's 24/7/365 mission to watch and protect the skies over 1.3
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