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  • 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
  • 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

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