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An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter assigned to 1-207th Aviation Regiment makes a tactical insertion at Malemute drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 2.  The air crew conducted air assault training with the University of Alaska ROTC detachment during its end-of-semester training exercise. The Alaska Army National Guard’s General Support Aviation Battalion routinely trains with all branches of the military as well as civilian agencies to increase its operational interoperability and to be ready for a wide range of federal and state missions. (Alaska National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)
Alaska Army Guard Aviation unit supports UAA ROTC field training exercise
By Dana Rosso | Dec. 5, 2022
The University of Alaska Army ROTC, Seawolf Detachment conducted an aerial insertion and field training exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Dec. 2. The training validated critical training objectives, tested...

Service members, civilians and veterans pay their final respects to the remains of five veterans during an unaccompanied funeral service at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 30, 2022. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs works jointly with the federally recognized non-profit organization Missing in American Project in locating, identifying and interring the unclaimed cremated remains of veterans with full honors and ceremony. (Alaska National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
Community pays final respects to unaccompanied veterans
By Victoria Granado | Dec. 5, 2022
Service members and civilians came together to pay their final respects to five veterans during an unaccompanied funeral service at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Nov. 30, 2022...

Santa and Mrs. Claus join community members in a traditional Inupiat dance during Operation Santa Claus at the Trapper School in Nuiqsut, Alaska, Nov. 29, 2022. Operation Santa Claus is the Alaska National Guard’s yearly community relations and support program that provides gifts to children in remote communities across the state. In partnership with the Salvation Army, Santa, Mrs. Claus and more than three dozen elves delivered 1,420 pounds of gifts, backpacks, hygiene supplies, and books to 191 children in Nuiqsut. (Alaska Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Emily Batchelor)
Holiday traditions bring service members, North Slope Borough community closer
By 1st Lt. Balinda ONeal | Dec. 1, 2022
The holiday spirit filled the air in Nuiqsut’s Trapper School Nov. 29, with an exceptional combination of sounds coming from the brass of the 11th Airborne Division Band and rhythmic beat of the drum and singing from...

Senior leaders of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion and 38th Troop Command serve dinner to Soldiers and civilian contractors as part of a Thanksgiving tradition at the Ballistic Bistro on Fort Greely, Alaska, Nov. 23, 2022. Leadership serving Thanksgiving dinner to Soldiers is a time-honored tradition of demonstrating gratitude and fostering comradery throughout the U.S. Army's ranks. (U.S Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Renee Huyke)
Senior leaders fulfill holiday tradition in service of Alaska Army Guard Soldiers
By Victoria Granado | Nov. 29, 2022
Senior leaders of the Alaska Army National Guard dished out hearty meals of turkey, sweet yams and mashed potatoes to service members during a well-established Thanksgiving tradition of leadership serving enlisted service...

Alaska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Eddie Jones, left, a Bethel recruiter with the Recruiting and Retention Battalion, shares holiday cheer with local children during Operation Santa Claus in Scammon Bay, Nov. 16, 2022. Operation Santa Claus is the Alaska National Guard’s yearly community relations and support program that provides gifts to children in remote communities across the state. In partnership with the Salvation Army and with more than a dozen volunteers, the program delivered 1,780 pounds of gifts, backpacks, hygiene supplies, and books to 325 children in Scammon Bay. (Alaska National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Balinda O’Neal)
Bethel-based Guardsmen bring holiday cheer to Scammon Bay
By 1st Lt. Balinda O'Neal | Nov. 21, 2022
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter filled with community volunteers and holiday gifts for children in the northwest community of Scammon Bay touched down on the south bank of the frozen Kun River, one mile from the Bering Sea,...

Alaska Missile Defenders of the year pose for a photo with their Air National Guard and Alaska Air National Guard leadership during the 2022 Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance Awards ceremony.  The Clear Space Force Station, Airmen and Guardians were honored amongst the MDAA awardees in Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2022. The annual MDAA-sponsored event honors the best Air and Missile Defenders from Alaska’s Army National Guard, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, Alaska’s Air National Guard, and U.S. Space Force. (Courtesy Photo)
Clear Space Force Station Airmen and Guardians Honored as 2022 Alaska Missile Defenders of the Year
By Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey | Nov. 17, 2022
The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance presented the 2022 Alaska Missile Defender of the Year awards to Clear Space Force Station Airmen and Guardians in Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2022. The annual MDAA-sponsored event honors...