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Sgt. Rosalind Stromberg, a crew chief from 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, looks over the Kuskokwim River from the door of a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a rescue mission, May 10. The helicopter aircrew rescued four individuals and their dog from their boat on the river after they became stuck between Bethel and Kwethluk because of ice from break up blocking their egress. All four individuals and their dog were hoisted into the helicopter and transported back to Bethel safely. For this mission, the 207th AVN was awarded with four saves. (Courtesy photo by Spc. Kia Hasson)
Alaska Army National Guard rescues four boaters stranded on Kuskokwim River
By Edward Eagerton | May 10, 2021
A UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter aircrew with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, rescued four individuals and a dog this morning after they became stuck in a boat on the Kuskokwim River...

A hoist-capable UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and aircrew from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, arrives in Bethel, Alaska, April 27, 2021, as part of the State of Alaska’s effort to prepare for disaster response in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region during the spring flood season. While stationed in Bethel, the crew will continue to train on their federal mission and remain ready to respond to any requests for support from civil authorities through the State Emergency Operations Center.
Alaska Army National Guard rescues two near Knik Glacier
By Edward Eagerton | May 10, 2021
Aircrew from the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, rescued a father and his daughter near Knik Glacier after their off-road vehicle was stuck in water Saturday night...

A U.S Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, conducts aerial refueling from a U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II assigned to the 211th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, over Alaska, Jan. 21, 2021, during Operation Noble Defender. Operation Noble Defender is a North American Air Defense Command air-defense operation which allows dynamic training for operational readiness in an arctic environment.
Alaska Air National Guard aircrew and pararescuemen save stranded hikers
By Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead | May 3, 2021
Members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s search and rescue aircrew and pararescue teams saved two stranded hikers on Rainbow Peak trail early this morning, after one hiker experienced an injury and was unable to continue...

A hoist-capable UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and aircrew from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, arrives in Bethel, Alaska, April 27, 2021, as part of the State of Alaska’s effort to prepare for disaster response in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region during the spring flood season. While stationed in Bethel, the crew will continue to train on their federal mission and remain ready to respond to any requests for support from civil authorities through the State Emergency Operations Center.
Alaska Army National Guard Black Hawk is in Bethel for spring flood season
By Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead | April 29, 2021
The Alaska National Guard prepositioned a hoist-capable UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Bethel April 27 as part of the State’s effort to prepare for disaster response during the 2021 spring flood season, considering the...

Airman 1st Class Evan Offie is a structural journeyman in the 168th Wing Civil Engineering Squadron, learning the trade and serving in the Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey)
Aiming high from the foundation up
By Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey | April 27, 2021
Building from the ground up brings a new meaning to aiming high and is what you will find Structural Airmen accomplishing out in the wild blue yonder. Structural is an integral part of Air Force operations constructing,...

George Bennett restores the 11.5-foot honor pole that sits in front of the Alaska National Guard armory April 17, 2021, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson after 12 years since originally carving it with his son. The pole was originally built in Sitka and serves as a monument dedicated to the profound contributions of the Alaska Natives to the safety and heritage of the state in the past and present. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Alaska National Guard armory honor pole restored by original artists, Vietnam veteran and son
By Spc. Grace Nechanicky | April 27, 2021
The Alaska National Guard’s honor pole, which is a monument dedicated to the profound contributions of Alaska Natives to the safety and heritage of the state in the past and present, proudly sits in front of the Alaska...
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Alaska Army National Guard deploys Black Hawk to Bethel for spring floods season
Alaska National Guard Public Affairs
April 27, 2021 | 0:37
The Alaska Army National Guard stationed a UH-60 Black Hawk to standby in case of emergency during this year's spring flood season.
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