JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen and Soldiers of the Alaska National Guard departed here this morning just before 9 a.m., headed to Washington D.C. to assist the District of Columbia National Guard and federal civilian authorities with the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
After an unprecedented four hours between the official request for volunteers and a complete volunteer list—with two days to equip, process and validate mandatory training requirements—70 Alaska National Guardsmen will join 25 thousand Guard members from every state and territory to assist with the historic event. They will provide crowd management; traffic control in and around the Capitol, National Mall and White House; as well as communications, logistical, medical, and public affairs support…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued a fallen ice climber Jan. 2 at Chugach State Park near Anchorage.
Alaska Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Katie Magnuson, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center search-and-rescue senior controller, said the Alaska State Troopers requested assistance from the AKRCC reporting that the climber fell approximately 40 feet and suffered an injury…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing evacuated a pregnant woman experiencing medical complications Dec. 15, transporting her from the village of Newtok to Bethel. Newtok is located on the west coast of Alaska, approximately 115 miles west of the town of Bethel…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Warrant Officer Charles Hooper III was promoted from his rank of command sergeant major in a virtual pinning ceremony Dec. 18, a recent practice that adheres to social distancing guidelines.
Hooper joined the Alaska National Guard in May 1994 and, throughout his career, led with a positive and principled influence as he advanced to the top tier of the enlisted rank structure. Col. James Palembas, an “audience member” in the online ceremony, enthusiastically vouched for Hooper’s…Click to read the full story.
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — The Alaska Air National Guard's 168th Wing honors Fairbanks, Alaska, the city it calls home, with the dedication of the wing's flagship aircraft, Dec. 18.
"We have strong ties with our local communities and Fairbanks is where many of our Airmen live, work and raise their children," said Col. Richard Adams, commander of the 168th Wing. "We want to thank our community for their support of our hometown Airmen by proudly flying our KC-135 flagship."…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The 176th Wing Religious Support Team, comprising three chaplains and three enlisted religious affairs Airmen, is an integral part of the 176th Wing Wellness Center.
Full-time Chaplain (Maj.) Bradford Burns said the RST provides access or can coordinate access for all wing members to religious services for all faiths…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska—The Alaska National Guard shared their time-honored tradition of Operation Santa Claus by spreading goodwill and joy to remote Alaskan communities again this year. Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, they delivered gifts from Santa Claus to three villages last week and today…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured snowmachiner Dec. 6 near Petersville about 95 miles north of Anchorage and just south of Denali National Park.
Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Kevin Kelly, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center deputy director, said the snowmachiner's party used a satellite phone to contact the Alaska State Troopers who then contacted the AKRCC…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska National Guard is assisting local, state and federal authorities with search and rescue efforts after a landslide Dec. 2 in Haines, Alaska, due to extreme weather, heavy rainfall and flooding during a record-breaking Southeast Alaska winter storm…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Few would know from looking at retired Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Michael Wayt that he served 21 years on active duty between the regular Air Force and the Alaska Air National Guard before putting in 18 years and counting with the Anchorage Fire Department…Click to read the full story.
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