176th Wing conducts capabilities exercise, celebrates family day

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  • By Tech. Sgt. N. Alicia Halla
  • 176th Wing Public Afffairs
The Alaska Air Guard's 176th Wing members gathered at Bryant Army Air Field here for a their annual family day Saturday, Aug. 6, enjoying hands-on activities, displays, a dunk tank and a capabilities exercise (CAPEX), among other things.

This particular CAPEX was intended to show wing members and their families what they contribute to and how it fits into the overall mission to support fellow Alaskans and the nation.

The CAPEX involved an airborne jump from a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130 King aircraft by pararescuemen with the 212th Rescue Squadron. This was followed by a mock aerial refueling demonstration with an HC-130 and the 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. Later, members of the 212th and 210th Rescue Squadrons demonstrated personnel extraction via a Pave Hawk helicopter.

A 144th Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft and a 176th Civil Engineer fire engine were both on display, along with a historical display of uniforms, patches and photos.

More photos available on the 176th Wing's Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/176wg/albums/72157669107124104