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Chief Master Sgt. Kim Groat, the state command chief for the Alaska Air National Guard, poses for a photo with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass. (Courtesy photo)
Alaska Air National Guard’s newest state command chief heads into 2022 with vision and purpose
By Spc. Grace Nechanicky | Jan. 20, 2022
Chief Master Sgt. Kim Groat was selected to be the Alaska Air National Guard’s state command chief last fall, and she is embracing the position with her sights on motivating, inspiring and empowering Airmen...

An Alaska Air National Guard 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk transits Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's Malamute Drop Zone Feb. 10, 2021, during parachute jump operations. The jump presaged the change-of-command ceremony for 212th Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David Bedard/Released)
Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue stranded ATV rider near Knik Glacier
By David Bedard | Jan. 20, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue stranded ATV rider near Knik Glacier...

Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brock Shope, 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron Air Terminal Function, helps to load cargo Jan. 12, 2022, on a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The HC-130 was carrying 20 Alaska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to Yakutat in response to a weather disaster. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Master Sgt. Serjio Cerda)
Arctic Guardians support response to Yakutat local disaster
By David Bedard | Jan. 19, 2022
Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing worked late into the night of Jan. 11 to ensure 20 Alaska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were ready to depart JBER on a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II Jan. 12...

Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Wilson, Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the Alaska National Guard, poses for a photo on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Jan. 12. Wilson assumed the position last fall, Nov. 15, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
Alaska National Guard welcomes new Command Senior Enlisted Leader
By Victoria Granado | Jan. 19, 2022
Alaska National Guard welcomes new command senior enlisted leader, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Wilson. Wilson reflects on his career and his goals for inspiring and elevating enlisted Guardsmen...

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass walks with Brig. Gen. Anthony Stratton, 176th Wing commander, Jan. 10, 2022, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Bass is the 19th CMSAF. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David Bedard)
CMSAF Bass visits with Arctic Guardians of 176th Wing
By David Bedard | Jan. 13, 2022
CMSAF Bass visits with Arctic Guardians of the 176th Wing...

Alaska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provide emergency assistance in the Southeast Alaska community of Yakutat, Jan. 12, 2022, after the region received tremendous amounts of snow and rain over a seven-day period. Guard members serving on Joint Task Force-Yakutat will provide building safety assessments and emergency snow removal for Tribal, public and government facilities in the community following hazardous winter weather and heavy snowfall resulting in building damage and continued risk of unsafe conditions. Yakutat is in the Tongass National Forest, the largest National Forest in the U.S. and home to the largest population of bald eagles in the world. The Alaska National Guard is trained, equipped and ready to provide disaster response support for the State of Alaska when requested by civil authorities. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)
Alaska National Guard provides emergency assistance to Yakutat
By Staff | Jan. 13, 2022
Twenty Alaska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen departed JBER aboard an Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II Jan. 12 for the Southeast Alaska community of Yakutat after the region received tremendous amounts of...
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Alaska National Guard delivers holiday gifts to remote villages for 66th year
Alaska National Guard Public Affairs
Dec. 22, 2021 | 1:30
The Alaska National Guard continued with the tradition of Operation Santa Claus again this year, spreading holiday joy to remote Alaskan villages by delivering gifts to children of two communities.
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