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Alaska Army Guard Conducts Cold-Weather Readiness Training
February 7, 2024
Alaska Army National Guard Spc. Jamal Murphy, left, from Kotlik, and Spc. Luke Barnes, from Palmer, both infantrymen with Bison Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, prepare to ground their gear after completing a 5-kilometer snowshoe ruck march near the Alaska Army National Guard Readiness Center in Bethel Feb. 3, 2024.

Army Guard Squad Competes in Army Best Squad Competition
October 13, 2023
Soldiers representing the Army National Guard evacuate a simulated casualty during the 2023 U.S. Army Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 2, 2023. Twelve squads from throughout the Army competed to be named the Army’s Best Squad, and for individual Soldiers to earn the title Soldier or Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

Alaska National Guard Rescues Two Hunters After Plane Crash
August 21, 2023
An Alaska National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter from Golf Company, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, conducts a training mission May 31, 2023, near Colony Glacier.

Alaska National Guard Soldiers Test Readiness in Exercise
July 27, 2023
Alaska Army National Guard State Command Sergeant Major John Phlegar and Brig. Gen. James Palembas, commander, Alaska Army National Guard and assistant adjutant general, visit Soldiers of the 297th Regional Support Group participating in Pershing Strike 23 and Mobilization Exercise Level II at Fort Riley, Kansas, July 23, 2023.

SEA Whitehead Honors Families of the Fallen
June 2, 2023
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, SEA to the chief, National Guard Bureau, cheers with surviving military children during the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors’ 29th Annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp, Arlington, Virginia, May 29, 2023. The seminar welcomes hundreds of surviving military families to the nation’s capital over Memorial Day weekend every year.

Alaska Army Guard Medevacs Injured Backcountry Skier
April 21, 2023
Alaska Army Guard Staff Sgt. Brad McKenzie, left, a crew chief and hoist operator, assists Spc. Matthew Tucker, a flight medic, both assigned to Golf Company, Detachment 2, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, as he prepares to be lowered from an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. Army Guard air crews conducted aerial insertion, medical evacuation and hoist training with Special Tactics Airmen, assigned to 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1.

Alaska Guardsmen Maintain Arctic Resilience, Readiness
November 15, 2022
Soldiers from 113th Military Police Company, Mississippi Army National Guard, patrol the missile defense complex as part of exercise Guardian Watch 23 at Fort Greely, Alaska, Nov. 2, 2022. Guardian Watch 23 focused on ground-based midcourse defense and critical installations security, which are the two missions of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion.

Alaska National Guard Participates in Khaan Quest 2022
June 21, 2022
Closing ceremonies marked the end of Exercise Khaan Quest 2022 at the Five Hills Training Area in Tavantolgoi, Mongolia, June 20, 2021. The Alaska Army National Guard participated in the two-week exercise, along with 15 nations.

Alaska Army Guard rescues 2 injured people
March 15, 2022
An Alaska Air National Guard 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk transits Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's Malamute Drop Zone Feb. 10, 2021, during parachute jump operations.

Alaska Army Guard aviation recognized for ‘Rescue of Year’
February 18, 2022
Alaska Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bradley Jorgensen, Sgt. 1st Class Damion Minchaca, Capt. Cody McKinney, and Staff Sgt. Sonny Cooper, all members of Golf Company, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, in front of an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Bryant Army Airfield on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Feb. 17, 2022. The crew received the DUSTOFF Association 2021 Rescue of the Year award for their efforts in a rescue completed Sept. 15, 2021.

Alaska National Guard team wins Environmental Security Award
February 10, 2022
The Alaska Army National Guard's Restoration Team, Patrick Greary (left), Donald Flournoy, Alyssa Murphy and Aaron Acena (not pictured), received the Environmental Security Award from the National Guard Bureau for their accomplishments in environmental restoration for former AKNG properties. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)

Alaska Army Guard helps rescue man in medical distress
January 4, 2022
File photo of Alaska Army National Guardsmen from 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, conducting an aerial site survey via a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Dec. 3, 2018.

Alaska Army National Guard rescues 3 hunters from avalanche
October 8, 2021
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter crew with the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, rescued three hunters after an avalanche injured two of them at a glacier near Hunter Creek Airstrip Oct. 6, 2021.

Alaska Army National Guard rescues stranded hunter
September 17, 2021
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter departs Bethel, Alaska, returning to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, April 9, 2021.

Alaska National Guard helps with Louisiana hurricane relief
September 9, 2021
Sgt. Joemicheal Cristobal, Spc. Osias Passi, and Spc. Brennon Westfall, members of the Alaska Army National Guard and Task Force-Alaska, log trailer and driver information at a transportation yard in Roseland, Louisiana, Sept. 7, 2021. They are among 17 Alaska Guardsmen assisting the Louisiana National Guard and civil authorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Alaska National Guard Soldier reflects on her 9/11 experience
August 30, 2021
Master Sgt. Melissa Branch, the Alaska Army National Guard state religious affairs noncommissioned officer, at the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 26, 2021. Branch was in the Marine Corps stationed at the Navy Annex building next to the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Alaska Army Guard helps remote village during IRT mission
August 9, 2021
A 211th General Support Aviation Battalion CH-47 Chinook helicopter transports a skid-steer loader by slingload from Nicolai to the community of Telida, Alaska, as part of the Innovative Readiness Training program July 27, 2021. The IRT program enhances mission readiness while addressing the needs of America's communities.

Alaska Army Guard sharpens skills at annual training
July 28, 2021
Indirect fire infantrymen with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment conducted live-fire training on various weapon systems at Donnelly Training Center, near Fort Greely, Alaska, July 19, during their annual training event.

Alaska Guard ends 18-year mission with state partner Mongolia
July 26, 2021
Lt. Col. Steve Wilson, 3rd from left, with his Mongolian counterparts in Iraq in 2004. Wilson was the first liaison to accompany the Mongolian Armed Forces on a deployment during the global war on terrorism as part of the State Partnership Program.

Alaska Army National Guard pilots get Red Card certification
June 11, 2021
A 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment CH-47 Chinook helicopter with a water bucket system attached flies during the unit's Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 9, 2021. The certification of Alaska Army National Guard pilots means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies in the state.