JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — More than 80 Soldiers assigned to the Alaska Army National Guard’s 297th Regional Support Group departed from Ted Steven International’s Kulis airfield on May 13 for a deployment to Poland in order to provide support for U.S. Army Europe’s Atlantic Resolve mission.
Since April 2014, U.S. Army Europe has led the Department of Defense’s Atlantic Resolve land efforts by bringing units based in the U.S. to Europe for nine months at a time, according to U.S. Army Europe’s website.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska - Aircraft from U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard units in Alaska will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with flights over several communities in the state on May 12, 13 and 15.
The flyovers, allowed as part of an approved training mission, are part of the Air Force Salutes initiative designed to show appreciation to the countless heroes around the world battling the pandemic, and to lift morale in communities across America.
"Healthcare professionals are the indispensable line of defense against COVID-19, and this is one way we can show our gratitude for what they are doing in hospitals and healthcare facilities across Alaska and the nation," said Alaska Air National Guard commander, Brig. Gen. Scott Howard.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — During times of uncertainty, the people of Alaska can depend on the Alaska Organized Militia (AKOM) to be front and center, meeting the challenge with discipline and action.
Consisting of the Alaska National Guard, Alaska State Defense Force, and Alaska Naval Militia, the AKOM is made up of service members devoted to serving the state of Alaska.
For the last month, service members from the Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion have aided Bean’s Café, a local non-profit organization, in feeding the homeless.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Responding to a request for assistance from the Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing rescued a hiker at Wolverine Peak east of Anchorage May 2.
Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 210th and 212th rescue squadrons saved a hiker and her dog who were in distress on the side of the peak.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — As April came to a close amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. military in Alaska continued to makes strides toward maintaining mission readiness.
On April 29, in a Joint effort with U.S. Army Alaska’s 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 14 pararescuemen (PJs) from the Alaska Air National Guard’s 212th Rescue Squadron used the Small Arms Complex’s grenade range on JBER to prepare for their upcoming deployment…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Army and Air National Guard air crews and aircraft stand ready to assist the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joint Task Force - Aviation, a staff agency of the Guard’s Joint Task Force - Alaska, is prepared to accept requests for assistance (RFA) and to task Army and Air units to fulfill those requests…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month, two Alaska National Guard volunteers, Kendra Gladwell and Karen Jenkins, were recognized for their roles in starting the Baby Bundle project. This program donates gift baskets to newborns of Alaska National Guard members.
The program originally began six years ago when the two women started crocheting blankets and purchasing baskets to give to new 176th Wing Air Guard babies and it grew into a collaborative effort…Click to read the full story.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The fog slowly lifted early morning from the Alaska Military Youth Academy campus. The morning wake-up command of “Get on Line!” is now literally replaced with “Go online.”
The AMYA class 20-2 is exactly one-half of the way through the “residential” phase of the program. In a typical cycle, the class would be excited about seeing their families for the first time on Mother’s Day.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska National Guard Joint Task Force-Logistics team is supporting three mission assignments for the State Emergency Operations Center and is continuing a coordinated response to assist the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The team is in charge of sourcing and disseminating equipment and available personnel internally to support entities within the Alaska National Guard, and externally to support community organizations that have requested assistance. They are readily available to provide resources and follow proper procedures for a variety of community requests.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families, a non-profit group that provides social services and resources for Alaska veterans and military families, has been working to disseminate cloth face masks to active duty and National Guard service members, as well as first responders, their families and children of first responders in child care.
In just over two weeks, the group of primarily JBER spouses has provided about 3,000 masks to the Anchorage, JBER, Eagle River and Matanuska-Susitna communities…Click to read the full story.
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