100 Alaska Air National Guard members deploy to Mideast
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Senior Airman Kristen Harmening, an aviation resource manager from the 176 Operations Group, says farewell to her son and husband here June 26, 2013, before she leaves on her first deployment. Nearly 100 air guardsmen from across the 176 Wing, mostly from the 176 Maintenance Group and 176 Operations Group, left for Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. N. Alicia Halla.