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  • 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
  • Wing members train, maintain combat readiness

    Members of the 176th WIng engaged in Expeditionary Skills Refresher training here June 4, 2016, which included self-aid and buddy care, CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield environment) training, rules of engagement and communication with the local media."Self-aid and buddy care is to save life, limb and eyesight," said
  • Personnel recovery exercise brings rescue teams together for RF-A 16-2

    The phrase, “So Others May Live to Return with Honor” expresses the overarching goal of those serving in the rescue community and it connects a myriad of career fields dedicated to fulfilling that mission. RED FLAG-Alaska 16-2 provided an opportunity to connect survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists, rescue squadron personnel, combat search and rescue assets, and an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot during an isolated personnel scenario June 14.
  • 176th Wing celebrates annual award winners

    Members of the 176th Wing gathered at the Talkeetna Theater here June 5 for their annual award ceremony, honoring the award recipients and the accomplishments of the wing during the previous calendar year, 2015.The award recipients were as follows:Outstanding Unit Member of the YearTechnical Sergeant Eric Brinkman, 176th Maintenance Group.Staff
  • Ee accepts command of 176th MSG

    Col. Marvin T. Ee took command of the 176th Wing's 176th Mission Support Group in a ceremony here May 15, 2016. He joins the 176th Wing from the Eielson-based 168th Wing, where since 2013 he had served as commander of the 168th Maintance Group."I'm thrilled, excited and motivated and pumped up," said Ee. "I look forward to serving all of

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