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  • Guardian Angel Section supports Alaska’s rescue mission

    “Always sure,” said Alaska Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Ferdie Villaflores, 176th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician. “That is the motto we live by here in the Guardian Angel Section. The motto for the rescue community is ‘so others may live,’ and we need to be sure their equipment works 100 percent of the time, no matter what.”
  • Midnight Sun Guardians, former Marine couple continue to serve

    From the U.S. Marine Corps to the Alaska Air National Guard personnel specialists they are today, two master sergeants assigned to the 176th Force Support Flight at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, have taken on one of the biggest challenges of all by being dual-military spouses.
  • Alaska cop aces 363rd's munitions systems course

    Anchorage, Alaska, police officer and former security forces military working dog handler Tech. Sgt. Stephen Conklin exploded onto the scene of a new career field by achieving perfect scores in the 363rd Training Squadron’s munitions systems apprentice course.
  • 176th Wing gains C-17 aircraft supply from 3rd Wing

    Eight C-17 Globemaster III aircraft based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, are quickly approaching the second anniversary of their assignment from the 3rd Wing to the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard.
  • Alaska Air Guard C-17s fresh tail paint harkens to past and future

    Members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing and the Regular Air Force’s 3rd Wing witnessed the unveiling of a new tail flash here Oct. 1 on the C-17 Globemaster IIIs assigned to the 176th Wing’s 144th Airlift Squadron. Current and former 144th AS Airmen took a moment to reflect on their history and future together with their associate unit, the 517th Airlift Squadron, whose Regular Air Force aircrews also fly the Alaska Air National Guard’s eight-ship C-17 fleet. “The occasion of the unveiling of a new tail flash [is] one that represents a… joining of forces of the 144th and the 517th Airlift Squadron(s) under one new tail flash -- a tail flash representing the heritage of both and the future of the same,” said Chaplain (Maj.) Brad Burns, the 176th Wing head chaplain, during the ceremony invocation. Although the C-17 association between the Alaska Air National Guard and Regular Air Force was established in 2009, the 144th AS’s active-association total-force integration with the 517th is new as of August 2018 when the squadron assumed responsibility for the C-17 mission.
  • Air Force-owned C-17s reassigned to Alaska Air National Guard - Active duty and Guard continue to share aircraft for unchanged mission

    Members of the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, and the 3rd Wing, U.S. Air Force, commemorated the change of assignment of eight C-17 Globe Master III aircraft based here during a ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 17.
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue hiker in Eagle River Valley

    Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a distressed individual in the Eagle River Valley, May 14.According to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, three good Samaritans found the hypothermic hiker and contacted the Alaska State Troopers. AST then contacted the RCC for assistance due to the terrain in
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen, Reservists train to support mission in mock deployed environment

    More than 160 members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Mission Support Group and Air Force Reserve’s 477th Fighter Group participated in exercise MADBULL 17 here May 5 to 8.This mission support-centered exercise touted its third iteration in the backwoods of the base’s Mad Bull exercise site.The Airmen accomplished a wide spectrum of
  • National Guard Bureau Chief visits 176th Wing

    The U.S. National Guard’s highest-ranking officer visited the 176th Wing May 7.Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the 28th chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed Alaska Air National Guard capabilities with Col. Steven deMilliano, the 176th Wing’s commander. He also met with senior wing leaders, visited the
  • Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue plane crash survivor

    Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued an individual after their plane crashed in the vicinity of the Yentna River, April 11.
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