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Brig. Gen. Tracy D. Smith, assistant adjutant general-air and commander of the Alaska Air National Guard, poses for a photo after she was promoted to the rank of brigadier general at a ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 1, 2021. Smith took command of the Alaska Air National Guard in January. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edward Eagerton)
Alaska Air National Guard commander promoted to brigadier general
By Edward Eagerton | April 12, 2021
Brig. Gen. Tracy Smith, assistant adjutant general-Air and commander of the Alaska Air National Guard, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general at a ceremony here, April 1. Retired Brig. Gen. Blake Gettys presided over...

Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Preston Fernandez, a radio frequency transmission systems technician with 176th Communications Flight, installs a satellite communications antenna March 22, 2021, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The SATCOM antenna is part of the 176th Wing’s Mobile Rescue Operations Center, a rapidly deployable command-and-control suite that supports rescue operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David Bedard/Released)
176th Wing prepares mobile rescue operations center for ARCTIC ACE
By David Bedard | April 1, 2021
176th Wing prepares mobile rescue operations center for ARCTIC ACE...

Col. Tim Brower (center), commander of 38th Troop Command, Alaska Army National Guard, passes the ceremonial scepter to Command Sgt. Maj. John Phlegar (right) during a change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 30. Phlegar assumed the role as the senior enlisted leader from Command Sgt. Maj. Maureen Meehan (left), making Phlegar the senior noncommissioned officer in charge of the brigade. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edward Eagerton)
38th Troop Command gets new senior enlisted leader
By Edward Eagerton | March 31, 2021
Col. Tim Brower, commander of 38th Troop Command, Alaska Army National Guard, presided over a change of responsibility ceremony here, March 30, where Command Sgt. Maj. Maureen Meehan, the outgoing 38th TC senior...

Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard speaks with Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Porter during a visit to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 23, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
Alaska National Guard Adjutant General speaks on Arctic Strategy and future plans during visits to three of Alaska’s military installations
By Victoria Granado | March 30, 2021
Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard toured and spoke at three of Alaska’s military installations, expounding on the Alaska National Guard’s role in Arctic Strategy, Mar. 23 – 25...

Sgt. Serita Unin, a fireteam leader with Bison Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, poses for a photo on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 16, 2021. Unin made Alaska National Guard history by becoming the first infantry qualified woman in the organization after she reclassified into the infantry military occupational specialty last month. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edward Eagerton)
Alaska Army National Guard Infantrywoman makes history
By Edward Eagerton | March 22, 2021
On the cusp of Women’s History Month, one Alaska Army National Guard Soldier made her own mark in history last month by becoming the first infantry woman in Alaska National Guard history...

A new F-35A Lightning II refuels midair via a 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard KC-135R Stratrotanker, en route from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas, to the 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 21, 2020. The 168th will receive four more KC-135 Stratotankers and more than 200 active-duty U.S. Air Force personnel.
Alaska Air National Guard to receive four additional KC-135 Stratotankers at Eielson AFB
By Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead | March 20, 2021
Four KC-135 Stratotankers and more than two hundred active duty U.S. Air Force personnel will join theAlaska Air National Guard's 168th Wing, Guardians of the Last Frontier, to provide aerial refueling capability for the...
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Sgt. Serita Unin makes history as Alaska Army National Guard's first infantrywoman
Alaska National Guard Public Affairs
March 16, 2021 | 1:01
On the cusp of Women’s History Month, one Alaska Army National Guard Soldier made her own mark in history last month by becoming the first infantry woman in Alaska National Guard history.
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