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Alaska Air National Guard member, Tech. Sgt. Lucy Dieterich, assigned to Task Force Liberty embraces an Afghan child at a park at Liberty Village as she supports Operation Allies Welcome on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Oct. 28, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities in permanent or temporary structures as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside of Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead)
Afghan refugee safe haven is better every day
By Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead | Nov. 19, 2021
An Alaska Air National Guardsman shares her perspective and experiences while supporting Operation Allies Welcome at Liberty Village, NJ...

Brig. Gen. Tony Stratton (left), 176th Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Peter Pratt (right), 176th Wing command chief, exchange salutes to during an assumption of responsibility ceremony recognizing Pratt as the new 176th Wing command chief at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 7, 2021. As the 176th Wing command chief, Pratt represents the highest level of enlisted leadership in the wing and will serve as Stratton’s adviser for all matters influencing the health, morale and readiness of personnel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff. Sgt. Daniel Robles)
Pratt assumes command chief responsibilities for 176th Wing
By Staff Sgt. Daniel Robles | Nov. 19, 2021
Pratt assumes command chief responsibilities for 176th Wing...

Master Sgt. Lisa Espinoza of the 168th Wing serves as Command Support Staff for Wing headquarters. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey)
A Veteran's career unimagined
By Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey | Nov. 15, 2021
Master Sgt. Lisa Espinoza could not have imagined the situations, opportunities, places she would travel and people her career would bring to her life when she joined the United States Air Force twenty years ago. Espinoza...

Alaska Air National Guard crew members from left to right, Staff Sgt. Merick Ahlberg, Maj. Zach Roberts, and Staff Sgt. Jacob Bartlemus sit on the ramp of a 144th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in a hangar on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 1, 2021. The members were part of the 144th AS contingent that participated in evacuating Afghan refugees during Operation Allies Refuge. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Kelly Willett/Released)
Airlifter Tanker’s Association recognizes Arctic Guardians for evacuation of Afghans
By Staff Sgt. Kelly Willett | Nov. 6, 2021
Airlifter Tanker’s Association recognizes Arctic Guardians for evacuation of Afghans...

U.S. Air Force Captain Seth Peterson, a helicopter pilot assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska, stands in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter in a hanger at JBER Nov. 3, 2021. Capt. Peterson commissioned as an U.S. Air Force officer after serving as a U.S. Marine with the 4th Battalion.
From grunt to Guardian: Arctic Guardian HH-60 pilot draws on service as Recon Marine
By Senior Airman Kelly Willett, | Nov. 4, 2021
From grunt to Guardian: Arctic Guardian HH-60 pilot draws on service as Recon Marine...

An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, approaches Bryant Army Airfield while supporting a full mission profile exercise conducted by the 212th RQS at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2021. The busiest rescue force in the Department of Defense, the 212th RS provides elite pararescuemen and combat rescue officers that are uniquely skilled in integrating air and ground capabilities to carry out the 176th Wing’s wartime and peacetime personnel recovery missions. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)
Arctic Guard PJs partner with Army Guard for mass casualty exercise
By David Bedard | Nov. 3, 2021
Arctic Guard PJs partner with Army Guard for mass casualty exercise...
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Red Ribbon Week 2021 - Alaska National Guard
Alaska National Guard Public Affairs
Oct. 19, 2021 | 1:25
The Alaska National Guard partners with the Drug Enforcement Administration and local and state agencies for Red Ribbon Week.
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