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Army National Guard Support Vital to EDGE 23
May 25, 2023
First Sgt. Patrick Casha, flight paramedic with the Oregon Army National Guard, demonstrates the new MH60M Medical Upgrade Interior kit designed for Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft during EDGE 23 Distinguished Visitor Day at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, May 18, 2023.

Alaska National Guardsmen Assist with Flood Recovery
May 24, 2023
Senior Airman Sean Lake and Tech Sgt. Vincent McKiernan, 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, load gear and food into vehicles at Eielson Air Force Base in preparation to travel to Circle, Alaska, May 23, 2023, to support flood-recovery operations.

Alaska National Guard Conducts Earthquake, Tsunami Exercise
May 11, 2023
Alaska Air and Army National Guard Joint Operations Center members coordinate emergency operations plans while conducting an earthquake continuity of operation exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 1-5, 2023. The exercise focused on the response to a 9.2 magnitude earthquake and tsunami scenario.

Guard Soldiers, Airmen Compete for All Guard Marathon Team
May 9, 2023
National Guard athletes race in the 46th annual Lincoln Marathon, which also serves as the National Guard Marathon Team time trials, held May 7, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska. More than 200 National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from across the country competed for spots on the All Guard Marathon Team.

Alaska Air Guard Medevacs Patient from Little Diomede
April 6, 2023
An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II operated by aircrew from the 211th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 18, 2021. The HC-130J Combat King II can perform personnel recovery operations, search-and-rescue and aerial helicopter refueling and forward area ground refueling missions.

Alaska Air Guard Rescues Injured Climber Near Glacier View
April 5, 2023
Members of the 210th and 211th Rescue Squadrons, Alaska National Guard, practice aerial refueling in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter over Alaska Jan. 21, 2021.

Alaska Army Guard ‘First Scouts’ Honored for 1955 Rescue
March 30, 2023
Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pins the Alaska Heroism Medal on Cpl. Bruce Boolowon, the only surviving member of the June 22, 1955, rescue team March 28, 2023, in Gambell, Alaska. The Alaska Heroism Medal is the state’s highest award for valor during peacetime.

176th Wing Rescues Snowmachiners Stranded in Ravine
March 27, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Kaden Wernofski, a 210th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, operates the hoist to lift a 212th RQS pararescueman into an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a training mission over the Lower Susitna Valley near Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 7, 2023. The HH-60G and rescue personnel along with a 211th RQS HC-130J Combat King II aircraft sit alert for the federal search and rescue mission across Alaska’s vast Arctic region.

176th Wing Guardian Angels Parachute to Pilot Station for Medevac
March 16, 2023
Guardian Angels of 212th Rescue Squadron exit a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II during a training exercise. Members of the 212th RQS jumped from a 211th RQS HC-130J into Pilot Station, Alaska, March 8, 2023, and evacuated a critically injured patient on a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk.

Arctic Guardians Honored for Al Asad Evacuation
February 22, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard Col. Joshua Armstrong, 176th Operations Group commander, speaks following his award of a Bronze Star during a Feb. 11, 2023, awards ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Armstrong earned the award for his actions as the 26th Expeditionary Squadron commander during the Iranian theater ballistic missile attack on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in 2020.

Alaska Army National Guard Rescues Two Snow Machiners
February 15, 2023
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter hovers near the aviation facility at the Bethel Airport after returning from a training flight. The helicopter is stationed in Bethel for the time being to allow aircrews to train for federal mission requirements and become more familiar with the area.

SEA Whitehead: Alaska Guardsmen Vital to Homeland Defense
February 15, 2023
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, visits Alaska Guardsmen based out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 1-2, 2023. Whitehead held senior leader and non-commissioned officer meetings to address NGB priorities for the new year and hear from Soldiers and Airmen.

National Guard Leaders Join Multi-state Arctic Event
February 1, 2023
Attendees of the National Guard Arctic Interest Council observe the 133rd Contingency Response Flight, Minnesota Air National Guard, operating in extreme cold during the NG-AIC’s quarterly meeting at the Camp Ripley Training Center Jan. 25, 2023. The NG-AIC is a collaboration among states with arctic interests, capabilities, and resources to address the rapidly changing arctic environment.

Alaska Army Guard Hoists Distressed Person to Safety
January 18, 2023
Alaska Army Guard Spc. Matthew Tucker, a flight medic assigned to Golf Company, Detachment 2, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, is lowered via hoist from an Alaska Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Camp Mad Bull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. Army Guard aircrews conducted aerial insertion, medical evacuation and hoist operations with Special Tactics Airmen assigned to 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1.

Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters
December 28, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Robert Wolford, a metals technician assigned to the 168th Maintenance Squadron, cleans up debris as part of Operation Merbok Response in Koyuk, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2022. Remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused dramatic flooding across more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline.

Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022
December 21, 2022
Spc. Megan Koszarek, an infantryman with the Alaska Army National Guard’s Avalanche Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, conducts a security sweep during a training exercise near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2022. The exercise's aim was to enhance the unit’s combat readiness and evaluate proficiency in an arctic environment.

Alaska Guardsmen Bring Holiday Cheer to Scammon Bay
November 29, 2022
Alaska Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Ryan Montgomery, a pilot with 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), visits with children during Operation Santa Claus in Scammon Bay Nov. 16, 2022.

Alaska’s 168th Wing Stays Mission Ready with CBRN Training
November 8, 2022
Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Nath of the 168th Wing Force Support Squadron simulates inspecting M8 paper and reporting observations in a CBRN environment at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 4, 2022. Nath was part of a post-attack reconnaissance team during the Golden Raven 23-1 exercise.

Childhood Experience Prompts Alaska Native to Serve in Guard
October 31, 2022
Alaska National Guard Tech. Sgt. Blassi Shoogukwruk, a C-17 Globemaster III crew chief with the 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, hugs his cousin, Patti Oksoktaruk Lillie, during the First Alaskans Institute Elder and Native Youth conference in Anchorage, Alaska, Oct. 18, 2022. The conference gives Alaska Native youth opportunities to meet with elders in their communities and learn how to advocate for themselves and their people as well as connect with others.

Arctic Guardians Rescue 6 Snowmachiners at College Glacier
October 26, 2022
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 23, 2015. The 210th Rescue Squadron provides emergency rescue services for the citizens of Alaska in addition to training for wartime combat search and rescue missions.