JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Diann Richardson, 176th Wing Director of Psychological Health, regularly works with therapy dog, Bolt, as part of the licensed clinical social worker's outreach to the wing.
When Bolt, a honey-colored golden retriever,
saunters into a 176th Wing office suite, he's greeted like a star quarterback or a local celebrity. Because
wing Airmen vie for his attention during these periodic visits, they often stock their offices with chew
toys and dog treats in an effort to give them an edge.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 207th
Aviation Battalion have provided aerial assistance for the past two days to help in the search for an
overdue snowmachiner on his way from Eek to Quinhagak.
According to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, the individual departed on snow machine shortly
after 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, headed south for the approximately 30-mile trek.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Lt. Col. Edward Borneo assumed command of the 168th Mission Support Group, Alaska Air National Guard, from Col. Jack Evans during a change of command ceremony today inside the unit’s supply warehouse. Col. Bryan White, commander of the 168th Wing was the presiding officer.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Director of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, Lt. Col. Keenan Zerkel, will be available for media interviews today at 12:30 p.m. at the JBER Boniface Gate. He will answer questions regarding the suspension of active search effort for the overdue aircraft piloted by Tim Twohy.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Following a recommendation from the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Alaskan Command commander, suspended the active search for an overdue aircraft piloted by Tim Twohy March 21.
Twohy, piloting a red and white Cessna 172, was reported overdue March 6. Despite extensive search efforts, no sign of the aircraft has been found.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska residents who have applied for State Individual Assistance for the Nov. 30 earthquake must request reconsideration for their application. Many State Individual Assistance applicants have received disaster assistance from FEMA or the Small Business Administration (SBA), and may no longer have earthquake related disaster recovery needs. If applicants still have unmet needs, requesting reconsideration with the state is the final step of the State Individual Assistance process.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska National Guard biathlon team arrived home with medals in tow after competing in the 2019 Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., from Feb. 23 – 28.
While the AKNG men’s team have competed and placed in previous championships, this was the first time the women’s team participated in the team events and began their legacy with a second place finish in the relay race.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — A deployment ceremony was held for approximately 80
Alaska Army National Guardsmen assigned to the 297th Regional Support Group’s 297th Military Police
Company at the Alaska National Guard Armory here March 13.
The Guardsmen are deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility this month in support of
Operation Spartan Shield for about nine months.
Approximately 80 Alaska Army National Guardsmen assigned to the 297th Regional Support Group’s 297th Military Police Company are deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility at the end of March in support of Operation Spartan Shield for about nine months.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Soldiers and Airmen with the Alaska National Guard continue the search today for a missing Cessna 172 and pilot after his hunting partner reported the pilot overdue the evening of March 6.
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, departed this morning from Bryant Army Airfield at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to conduct a search in the vicinity of Rainy Pass. Bad weather with low-cloud ceilings and turbulent winds have hampered search efforts since they began.
Army Guard Road,
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