JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Lt. Col. Mark Hedlund from the Joint Forces Headquarters, Alaska, Alaska Air National Guard on Fort Richardson accepts the command of the 176th Maintenance Group, Alaska Air National Guard from Brig. Gen. Charles Foster, commander of the 176th Wing, April 17, 2011. Hedlund recently served as the state director of operations and director of staff and is familiar with the 176th Wing, having previously served as commander of its 144th Airlift Squadron, deputy commander of its 176th Operations Group, and in a variety of other roles. Alaska Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shannon Oleson.