AKANG HQ, Camp Denali(907) 428-6051
Recruiting (907) 264-5300
168th Wing(907) 377-8168
176th Wing (907) 551-1764
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter flies near Mt. Susitna during training mission.
Provide ready and lethal forces to execute state, global, and theater operations.
Meet 21st century challenges by proactively shaping the future with combat-ready, agile Airmen and provide the capabilities necessary to better respond to the state and nation's call. Remain a lethal and operationally engaged, seamlessly integrated member of the Total Air Force by emphasizing a culture of dual-role readiness, upholding personal and professional standards, and service with distinction.
Commander and Assistant Adjutant General
Alaska Air National Guard
Colonel Tracy D. Smith serves as the Commander, Alaska Air National Guard. She is responsible for the recruiting, retention, training, and equipping of over 2,400 Alaskan citizen airmen in two flying wings. She provides strategic airlift, search and rescue, aerial refueling, air defense, and space warning and surveillance capabilities in support of state and federal missions worldwide. Colonel Smith ensures the Alaska Air National Guard maintains a constant watch and commitment to Pacific Air Forces, Air Combat Command, United States Northern Command, United States Transportation Command, Alaska North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, and Air Force Space Command.
Colonel Smith entered the United States Air Force in 1986 as a Medical Service Specialist. She received her commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1994. After completion of Basic Personnel Officer's School, Colonel Smith served at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado and at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. In 2001, she joined the Air Force Reserves before transitioning to the Air National Guard in 2004. Colonel Smith served on Active Duty, as a Traditional Reservist, as a Traditional Guardsman, and as an Active Guard Reservist in both staff and command positions at the squadron, group, wing, state, and national headquarters level. Prior to her current position, she was the Director for Reserve Component Personnel Programs, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Integration.
(Current as of March 2021)
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505