176th Wing settles into its new home
By MSgt Shannon Oleson, 176th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 20, 2011
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Over the weekend of March 19-20, 2011, the 176th Wing completed its first drill weekend at its new home on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
The wing recently relocated from Kulis Air National Guard Base, located near the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, to JBER per the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment proposal.
The formal ceremony for the move took place last month, when five C-130s from the 144th Airlift Squadron, four HH-60s from the 210th Rescue Squadron, and two HC-130s from the 211th Rescue Squadron were flown from Kulis to Elmendorf during a ceremonial flight.
Many of the support units began their move in early January; other units followed after the aircraft. For the past 11 weeks, wing members boxed supplies and equipment while Sourdough Transfer trucked the packaged gear to its new location. A swift unpacking followed as each unit worked to maintain its day-to-day mission requirement during the move.
TSgt Calvin Bradley, a material handler from the 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron, said, "I've been here since January and finally, I can find almost everything like I did back at Kulis."