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  • National Guard Bureau Chief visits 176th Wing

    The U.S. National Guard’s highest-ranking officer visited the 176th Wing May 7.Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the 28th chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed Alaska Air National Guard capabilities with Col. Steven deMilliano, the 176th Wing’s commander. He also met with senior wing leaders, visited the
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue plane crash survivor

    Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued an individual after their plane crashed in the vicinity of the Yentna River, April 11.
  • Hercules Farewell

    On the bright, chilly morning of March 5, a small crowd of onlookers and well-wishers listened to the sound of the Alaska Air National Guard's C-130H Hercules turboprops recede into the distance for the last time.The wing's divesture of the last of the 144th Airlift Squadron's C-130s marks a sea change for the organization, one of the nation's
  • Last Alaska Air Guard HC-130N aircraft departs for Patrick Air Force Base

    Current and former members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 211th Rescue Squadron bid farewell to the last of their HC-130N aircraft Jan. 17 as it departed here for Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.The HC-130 variants of the C-130 family of aircraft are designed for long-range search-and-rescue missions. They are set up to provide command and
  • Alaska Air Guard medical group changes leadership, stays busy course

    The newest 176th Medical Group commander in one of the Air National Guard's busiest wings officially took charge at a ceremony here Dec. 4.The out-going commander, Col. Sharolyn Lange, relinquished command of the medical group to Lt. Col. Richard Rymerson during the ceremony.As the commander, Rymerson leads a group responsible for the medical
  • Top enlisted pararescueman of Alaska Air Guard retires

    Chief Master Sgt. Paul "Bear" Barendregt, a pararescueman and chief enlisted manager for the Alaska Air National Guard's 212th Rescue Squadron, retired in a ceremony at the 212th's headquarters building here Dec. 3, 2016.Since joining the Alaska Air National Guard in 1999, Barendregt has become of of the most accomplished and recognizable faces of
  • 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"

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