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  • 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
  • Alaska ANG supports ICEX mission

    A crew of six from the 249th Airlift Squadron flew to the Arctic Circle, two hundred nautical miles north of Deadhorse, Alaska, in support of Ice Exercise led by the U.S. Navy Submarine Forces, March 2, 2016.One of the difficulties the Airmen overcame was the location of the camp. Since the camp is on an ice floe, moving about half a nautical mile
  • Commander of Alaska Air National Guard receives general's star

    Karen Mansfield, who as assistant adjutant general for air serves as commander of the Alaska Air National Guard, was promoted from colonel to brigadier general at a ceremony at the Arctic Warrior Events Center here March 6, 2016. She became the third female member of the Alaska Air National Guard to receive a general's star."I'm honored," Mansfield
  • Transition assistance here for guardsmen throughout career

    Guardsmen traditionally make many transitions throughout their career, and the federal government has recognized their need for guidance and education.Strictly speaking, the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a federally-mandated series of briefings for any military member who has served at least 180 consecutive days of "Title 10" active duty.
  • Alaska Air Guard C-17 crews and Guardian Angels train in Hawaii

    Nearly 50 members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing participated in a search and rescue (SAR) exercise in Hawaii from Feb. 16 to 26, strengthening the C-17 Globemaster III's standing in the SAR community, and enhancing coordination between the Wing's Guardian Angels and C-17 operators and maintainers.Members of the 249th Airlift
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