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Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Injured Snowmachiner
January 18, 2024
An Alaska National Guard 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk refuels with a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II during a training exercise. A 210th Pave Hawk required air-to-air refueling during a Jan. 15, 2024, rescue of a snowmachiner near Valdez.

Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Injured Skier
November 29, 2023
A 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The Chugach Mountains provide the backdrop and were the site of a Nov. 16, 2023, rescue of an injured skier at the range’s Arctic Valley.

U.S. and Pacific Joint Forces Train Together
November 22, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division, exit a C-17 Globemaster III during Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center 24-1 at March Air Reserve Base, California, Oct. 28, 2023. JPMRC 24-1 included over 5,300 participants from the U.S. Joint Force, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Thailand.

Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Injured Snowmachiner
November 14, 2023
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 26, 2022. The Rescue Squadron conducts search and rescue missions and provides rescue support in Alaska’s arctic conditions.

Alaska Air Guard Rescues Plane Crash, Car Accident Victims
October 20, 2023
A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, conducts aerial refueling from a U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II assigned to the 211th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, over Alaska, Jan. 21, 2021, during Operation Noble Defender.

Alaska Airmen Conduct Agile Combat Employment Exercise
October 19, 2023
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Bauer of the 168th Security Forces, Alaska Air National Guard, operates civil engineer squadron heavy equipment as a “dirt boy” during an agile combat employment training exercise at Fort Greely Donnelly Training area, Oct. 12-16, 2023. The exercise assessed the ability of the 168th Wing multicapable Airmen to perform ACE across a range of military combat operations in a complex and dynamic remote environment.

Nebraska Army Guard, Alaska Air Guard Team Up for Training
October 3, 2023
Nebraska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Kevin Nelson, right, assistant jumpmaster, inspects a parachute worn by Capt. Ben Jochum, 2-134th Infantry Battalion (Airborne) logistics officer, in preparation for a static line jump Sept. 29, 2023, in Lincoln, Neb. Twenty-eight paratroopers of the Nebraska Army National Guard's 2-134th Infantry Battalion (Airborne) completed the jump from a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard's 144th Airlift Squadron, 176th Wing.

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.