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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Tech. Sgt. Michael Cashman, Capt. Matthew Soukup, Maj. Anthony Waliser, Capt. Ben Van Alstine and Tech. Sgt. Dustin Brown crewed a 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II during evacuation operations of Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, Jan. 8, 2020, under threat of an Iranian ballistic missile strike that hit the base. The crew are assigned to 211th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, when they are at home station. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David Bedard/Released)
Arctic Guardians of 211th Rescue Squadron recount evacuation in the face of Iranian missile strike
By David Bedard | Sept. 24, 2021
Arctic Guardians of 211th Rescue Squadron recount evacuation in the face of Iranian missile strike...

Alaska Army National Guard rescue stranded hunter near Cottonwood Creek
By 1st Lt. Balinda O’Neal Dresel, | Sept. 16, 2021
Medevac aircrew from the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, provided helicopter medical evacuation to a hunter stranded on a 3-by-3 ledge near Cottonwood Creek, 40 miles north east of...

The 168th Wing gained a new Chaplain, 2nd Lt. Jennifer Pottinger, after serving as an Aerial Porter and Religious Affairs Airman since 2008. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey)
Airman led to serve as Chaplain- Answers her Calling
By Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey | Sept. 14, 2021
The 168th Wing gained a new Chaplain, 2nd lt. Jennifer Pottinger. Before serving at Eielson Air Force Base, Pottinger was stationed at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., serving since 2008 as an Aerial Porter. Pottinger earned...

Master Sgt. Melissa Branch, the Alaska Army National Guard religious affairs noncommissioned officer, recounts her story during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony held on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson one day before the 20th anniversary of the events that transpired in 2001. (Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Alaska National Guard hosts 9/11 remembrance ceremony
By Spc. Grace Nechanicky | Sept. 11, 2021
The Alaska National Guard hosted a September 11th remembrance ceremony at the Alaska National Guard armory one day before the 20th anniversary of the events that transpired in 2001...

Master Sgt. Melissa Branch, the Alaska Army National Guard state religious affairs noncommissioned officer, poses for a photo at the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 26, 2021. Branch, who was serving in the Marine Corps at the time when 9/11 happened, was stationed at the Navy Annex building next to the Pentagon in Washington, and was there when the American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon during the terrorist attack that sparked a 20-year-long war. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edward Eagerton)
Alaska Army National Guard Soldier reflects on her 9/11 experience
By Edward Eagerton | Sept. 10, 2021
This September 11th marks not only the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that day in 2001, it also comes on the cusp of the United States pulling out of Afghanistan. For one Alaska Army National Guard Soldier who was...

Alaska Army National Guardsmen of 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, rescue an individual who was experiencing cardiac issues while hunting near Tyone Lake, Sept. 9, 2021.
Alaska Army National Guard rescues distressed hunter at Tyone River
By Spc. Grace Nechanicky | Sept. 10, 2021
The Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, rescued a distressed hunter at Tyone River, which is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Lake Louise, Sept. 9...
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Remembering 9/11 - Alaska National Guard
Alaska National Guard Public Affairs
Sept. 9, 2021 | 5:16
Alaska National Guardsmen recount their experiences and memories of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.
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