JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The State of Alaska's Department of Motor Vehicles now reflects veterans status on Hmong and Lao Veteran Alaska state ID's and driver's licenses for those who served between February 28, 1961 and May 15, 1975. This new status option began May 15.
Those members who served with special guerrilla units or irregular forces, operating from bases in Laos, in support of the U. S. Military and CIA operations need to contact the Office of Veterans Affairs in order to receive the evidence needed to gain this honor on their Alaskan documents.
LAND FORCES COMBAT TRAINING CENTER GETICA, CINCU, Romania — Fifty-four Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard's 207th Engineer Utility Detachment participated in exercise Resolute Castle 2019 at Cincu, Romania from May 1-21.
Resolute Castle is a multi-national, joint exercise with real-world outputs of completed construction projects that build and enhance training capabilities around Eastern Europe.
Soldiers involved in RC19 worked on multiple projects in the training area. The main work sites were the 350-meter Mobile Armored Target, the Cherry Hill entry control point road and the foundation for a multipurpose building.
CINCU, Romania — Two of the 54 Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers of 207th Engineer Utility Detachment demonstrated engineering leadership during their participation in exercise Resolute Castle 2019 May 1 through 21 at Land Forces Combat Training Center Getica, Cincu, Romania.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — For almost 200 Junior ROTC cadets representing high schools across Southcentral and Western Alaska, 176th Wing C-17 Globemaster III and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft served as magic carpet rides soaring over the Chugach Mountain Range during a May 28 orientation flight out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
When 144th Airlift Squadron aircrew switched white lights illuminating the hold of the C-17 to tactical red lights, East High School Army JROTC Cadet Seraiah Calogero quickly produced her smartphone and began meticulously documenting the experience. A simple flick of a switch proved to be a wonder to Calogero and dozens of her friends as they strained to see a world bathed in monochromatic crimson light.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska Army National Guard and the Girl Scouts of Alaska is releasing a new Girl Scout patch this week at the Encampment event at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer May 30-June 2.
The Girl Scout patch program provides girls opportunities to explore a wide range of topics and have unique learning experiences, while also connecting with their community.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Soldiers of the Alaska Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, are deploying to Kosovo this week. Half of the unit departed this morning from JBER and the remaining half of the deployers depart tomorrow morning.
The battalion will deploy for peacekeeping operations in support of NATO's Kosovo Force. The alliance has been leading a peace-support operation in Kosovo since June 1999 in support of wider international efforts to build peace and stability in the area.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska National Guard Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment conducted their final annual training as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter air assault unit earlier this month ahead of their pending transition to becoming part of a larger general aviation support battalion, expected to finalize this year. At the same time, air crew and maintainers are training in two new types of helicopter recently added to the unit's inventory.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guard Col. Scott Coniglio, former 176th Wing vice commander, marked 30 years of service during his May 8, 2019, retirement ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Scott's father, retired Col. Joseph Coniglio Sr., presided over the ceremony while his brother, retired Lt. Col. Joseph Coniglio Jr., served as the narrator.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska Army National Guard formally welcomed its new commander in a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on May 8.
Brig. Gen. Joseph Streff relinquished command of the organization to Brig. Gen. (Alaska) Charles Knowles during the ceremony presided over by Brig. Gen. (Alaska) Torrence Saxe, adjutant general for Alaska and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Soldiers and families of 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, marked the unit's coming deployment to Kosovo during a May 5, 2019, deployment ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
According to NATO's website, the alliance “has been leading a peace-support operation in
Kosovo since June 1999 in support of wider international efforts to build peace and stability in
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