176th Wing, Alaska Air National Gaurd
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Master Sgt. Barron McLain, a client support technician with the 176th Communications Flight, makes and installs telephone patch cables. The flight recently moved -- along with its parent unit, the 176th Wing -- from Kulis Air National Guard Base to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, per the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment proposal. Since January, McLain, a handful of other technicians from the flight, and two Alaska Military Youth Academy cadets installed more than 600 telephones throughout 14 Guard facilities here. Alaska Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shannon Oleson.