JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Timothy P. O'Brien, Alaska's assistant adjutant general for air and commander of the Alaska Air National Guard, receives his general's stars from his wife, Catherine O'Brien, and his mother, Donna O'Brien, at a promotion ceremony here March 2, 2014. O'Brien is responsible for ensuring the training and equipping of the approximately 2,200 men and women of the Alaska Air National Guard. National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Theulen.