AKANG HQ, Camp Denali(907) 428-6051
Recruiting (907) 264-5300
168th Wing(907) 377-8168
176th Wing (907) 551-1764
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter flies near Mt. Susitna during training mission.
Provide ready and lethal forces to execute state, global, and theater operations.
Meet 21st century challenges by proactively shaping the future with combat-ready, agile Airmen and provide the capabilities necessary to better respond to the state and nation's call. Remain a lethal and operationally engaged, seamlessly integrated member of the Total Air Force by emphasizing a culture of dual-role readiness, upholding personal and professional standards, and service with distinction.
Commander and Assistant Adjutant General
Alaska Air National Guard
Brig. Gen. Scott A. Howard is the Assistant Adjutant General - Air,
Alaska National Guard and also serves as the Commander, Alaska
ANG. He is responsible for the recruiting, retention, training, and
equipping of over 2,300 Alaskan citizen airmen in two flying wings. He
provides strategic airlift, search and rescue, aerial refueling, air
defense, and space warning and surveillance capabilities in support
of state and federal missions worldwide. General Howard ensures the
Alaska Air National Guard maintains a constant watch and
commitment to Pacific Air Forces, Air Combat Command, United
States Northern Command, United States Transportation Command,
Alaska North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, and
Air Force Space Command.
General Howard initially earned his commission in 1998 as a graduate
of Officer Training School. General Howard joined the Alaska Air
National Guard in 2003 where he served as the 176th Air Defense
Squadron Commander and the 168th Mission Support Group
Commander. He also held a variety of Air Battle Manager flying,
operation, and support assignments. Prior to his current position, he
was the Director of Staff, Alaska Air National Guard.
(Current as of September 2019)
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505