Alaska Air Guard members get to work in Australia
H.E. HOLT NAVAL COMMUNICATION STATION, Australia – Maj. Kim Riggs, construction flight chief for the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Maj. Chris Mercer, the squadron’s infrastructures flight chief, study blueprints for the facility here May 6, 2014. The two were among thirty-four Alaska Air Guard members, most from the 176th CES, who deployed for two weeks to this tiny outpost at the far western tip of Australia to help build a space radar facility to be jointly operated by Australia and the United States. National Guard photo by Capt. John Callahan.