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Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Hypothermic Hunter
September 26, 2023
A 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter carrying U.S. Coast Guardsmen of the Maritime Security Response Team conducts joint hoist training Jan. 23, 2023, at Coast Guard Station Kodiak.

Alaska Air Guard Refuels the Forces at Red Flag 23-3
September 1, 2023
A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, during a Red Flag Alaska-23 aerial refueling mission over Alaska, Aug. 15, 2023.

Alaska National Guard Firefighters Protect Nenana From Wildfires
August 22, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Samuel Neff, a 176th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, Alaska Air National Guard, deployed with four other 176th CES firefighters from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to Interior Alaska Aug. 6, 2023, to fight wildfires.

Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard
August 14, 2023
Members of the Vulcan Guard BOLT 5 exercise stand for a group photo Aug. 10, 2023, during Vulcan Guard, a space-focused exercise incorporating several diverse space weapons systems in realistic threat-based scenarios and hosted at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. Personnel from all seven National Guard states that conduct space operations, U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian military participated in the week-long exercise.

Alaska Air Guard Rescues Two Teens, Motorcyclist
July 25, 2023
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 210th Rescue Squadron performs a simulated search and rescue pattern near the Little Susitna River in Alaska. The Pave Hawk conducts day and night personnel recovery operations during war, civil search and rescue, medical evacuation and disaster response operations.

Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Five in Three Incidents
July 19, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard saves 5 in 3 incidents over 4 days

168th Wing, Allies Mark Air Refueling Anniversary During Exercise
July 3, 2023
The 168th Wing refuels an F-16 from the Republic of Korea Air Force during Red Flag Alaska 23-2, June 21, 2023. Members of the 168th Wing and the ROKAF exchanged tactics and procedures while increasing interoperability on the aerial refueling mission.

Air Force Marks 100 years of Air Refueling with Flyovers
June 26, 2023
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon from the South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing based in Sioux Falls receives fuel while in flight from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing based in Sioux City while flying over South Dakota March 19, 2019.

Alaska Air Guardsmen Help Rescue Denali Climber
May 24, 2023
An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II operated by aircrew from the 211th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, surveys Malemute Drop Zone during aerial training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 18, 2021. The HC-130J Combat King II is a specially modified and upgraded version of the well-known C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

AATC Puts Innovation to Work During Northern Edge Exercise
May 22, 2023
An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center launches at Eielsen Air Force Base, Alaska, May 9, 2023, during Northern Edge 2023. AATC aircraft tested the “angry kitten” combat pod, an electronic warfare countermeasure that can be housed in removable, adaptable pods under aircraft wings or fuselages.

Alaska Guardsman Helps Keep Pave Hawks Flying
April 27, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Natalie Glass, assistant dedicated crew chief with the 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, at Exercise Southern Strike 2023, Gulfport, Mississippi, April 20, 2023.

ACE is Focus of Southern Strike 2023 Exercise
April 26, 2023
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft is connected to a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for aircraft-to-aircraft refueling operations, one of the many agile combat employment strategies being tested at Exercise Southern Strike at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi, April 20, 2023. The large-scale, joint and international combat exercise features agile combat employment, counterinsurgency, close air support, non-combatant evacuations, and maritime special operations.

Alaska Air Guard Demonstrates ACE Readiness
April 17, 2023
Master Sgt. Kyle Coffman of the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, loads equipment into the cargo bay of a C-17 Globemaster III, preparing to leave for a flyaway readiness exercise with the 168th Wing at Volk Field, Wisconsin, April 1, 2023. The multiday exercise focused on the Air Force’s priority of Agile Combat Employment.

Arctic Guardian Overcomes Obstacles to join Alaska Air Guard
March 17, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Heather Pope is a ground transportation specialist with 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 176th Mission Support Group, 176th Wing. Pope worked to lose 133 pounds to enlist a day before her 40th birthday, the cutoff age to join the military.

Alaska Air Guard Flies Severely Injured Child to Hospital
March 2, 2023
An HC-130J Combat King II aircraft of the 211th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, refuels an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter of the 210th Rescue Squadron during training over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, March 23, 2020.

Air National Guard Supports Türkiye Earthquake Relief
February 14, 2023
Urban search and rescue members from Fairfax County, Virginia, on a C-17 Globemaster III on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Feb. 7, 2023, en route to Türkiye to assist with earthquake relief. The U.S. Agency for International Development is mobilizing emergency humanitarian assistance following the worst earthquake to hit the region in almost a century.

168th Wing Hosts ANG Production Assessment Team
February 13, 2023
Brig. Gen. Donald K. Carpenter, director of National Guard Bureau Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, speaks to members of the 168th Wing during the Production Assessment Team visit Feb. 9, 2023, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The PAT’s goal at the 168th Wing was to find ways to become more efficient to increase aircraft availability.

176th Wing Airmen Stay Warm During Operation Deep Freeze
February 10, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Benjamen Hancox, a 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation craftsman, stands near an all-terrain vehicle made for polar operations Feb. 8, 2023.

Alaska Air Guard HC-130J Combat King II Expedites Medevac
January 24, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Jeremy Stephens, aircraft commander, left, and Capt. Matthew Soukup, pilot, both with the 176th Wing’s 211th Rescue Squadron, land an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft at Naval Air Station Ocean, Va., after assisting with hurricane relief operations in North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018.

Alaska Air National Guard Trains with Coast Guard
January 19, 2023
Guard Maritime Security Response Team West members prepare to fast-rope from a 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter onto the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress at Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 11, 2023, during a joint service training exercise. MSRT West members maintain a ready alert force to support Coast Guard operational commanders and Department of Defense combatant commanders.