JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — In a coordinated effort with the Department of
Natural Resources, 12 Alaska Army National Guardsmen assigned to 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation
Regiment accomplished the successful extraction of a 1940s era bus located west of the Teklanika River
near Healy June 18, 2020.
“After studying the issue closely, weighing many factors and considering a variety of alternatives, we
decided it was best to remove the bus from its location on the Stampede Trail,” said Commissioner for
the Department of Natural Resources Corri A. Feige. “We’re fortunate the Alaska Army National Guard
could do the job as a training mission to practice airlifting vehicles, at no cost to the public or additional
cost to the state.”
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — An eagle swallowing a dragonfly whole is rather what it looks like when an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is loaded into the cargo hold of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
The load operation was a ballet of coordinated precision as 176th Maintenance Group maintainers worked with 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60 and 144th Airlift Squadron C-17 aircrew to meticulously ferry the helicopter into the Globemaster without damaging either aircraft…Click to read the full story.
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — An Alaska Air National Guard Airman went missing Sunday, May 10, when he was swept away while fishing in the Tanana River.
Staff Sgt. Alfaz Sajid Khan, 22, drowned while fishing at the confluence of the Tanana and Chena rivers near the Fairbanks International Airport.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guard Col. Matthew Komatsu succeeded Col. Keolani Bailey as 176th Mission Support Group commander during a June 11 ceremony here.
The group provides wartime and peacetime mission support of deployment operations, construction, facility maintenance, security, contracting, communications and information services, supply, transportation, personnel support and services for 176th Wing…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guard Col. Edward Soto took command of 176th Maintenance Group during a June 11 ceremony here.
The 176th MXG Airmen maintain C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft, HC-130J Combat King II combat search and rescue fixed-wing aircraft, and HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopters. The group supports in-place and deployed contingency operations for airlift, 24-hour search and rescue and full-spectrum operations worldwide.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment will conduct an emergency response exercise in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, June 7.
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircrews will evacuate mock patients from several areas in Mat-Su and transport them to the Providence hospital helicopter landing pad at around 12 p.m. This exercise will be the first time the unit has supported three simultaneous patient movement requests, simulating a mass casualty scenario…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guard members of 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons, supported by mechanics and other support Airmen of 176th Wing, are scheduled to deploy June 8 to the Africa Command area of operations.
Airmen of 210th RQS operate the HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter.
Combat rescue officers and enlisted pararescue Airmen of 212th RQS are skilled parachutists, scuba divers and rock climbers responsible for rescuing isolated U.S. and allied military members.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — More than 30 Alaska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, Alaska State Defense Force Soldiers, and other DMVA personnel volunteered to give blood at the National Guard Armory here yesterday in coordination with the Blood Bank of Alaska.
The blood drive was led by Lt. Col. Joseph Gerace, the 49th Brigade, Medical Detachment Commander of the ASDF, under the direction of the adjutant general of Alaska Maj. Gen Torrence Saxe.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — In the case of the HH-60 Pave Hawk and HC-130J Combat King II combat search and rescue aircraft, the first “H” stands for “help.”
Both machines and crews, of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th and 212th rescue squadrons respectively, provide that help by training every day for their combat mission of going behind enemy lines and inserting pararescuemen (PJs) to rescue downed pilots and other isolated allied troops…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Ten Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers and one Alaska State Defense Force Soldier assigned to Joint Task Force-Alaska have been working alongside Kodiak Harbor personnel as part of a coordinated effort with the city of Kodiak to ensure COVID-19 pandemic safeguards are being followed at the ports of entry.
Since May 1st, the Guardsmen have been patrolling the harbor and ensuring that safety measures are in place and proper guidance is given related to COVID-19 mandates. The Guard’s involvement ensures public outreach and communication. The Soldiers have relayed all quarantine directives to incoming captains and their crews, and the local harbor masters are responsible for any potential enforcement actions…Click to read the full story.
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