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Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Jeremy Stephens, aircraft commander, left, and Capt. Matthew Soukup, pilot, both with the 176th Wing’s 211th Rescue Squadron, land an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft at Naval Air Station Ocean, Va., after assisting with hurricane relief operations in North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Balinda O’Neal Dresel)
Alaska Air Guard HC-130J Combat King II expedites critical medevac
By | Jan. 23, 2023
Alaska Air Guard HC-130J Combat King II expedites critical medevac...

COAST GUARD AIR STATION KODIAK, Alaska -- Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team West members fast-rope from a 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue  helicopter onto the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress in Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 11, 2023, during a joint service training exercise. The MSRT West members maintain a ready alert force to support Coast Guard operational commanders and Department of Defense combatant commanders for both short-notice emergent operations and planned security events.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian Gray)
Always Ready, That Others May Live: Alaska Air National Guard trains with Coast Guard at Air Station Kodiak
By David Bedard | Jan. 18, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard trains with Coast Guard at Air Station Kodiak...

Alaska Army Guard Spc. Matthew Tucker, a flight medic assigned to Golf Company, Detachment 2, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, is lowered via hoist from an Alaska Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Camp Mad Bull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. Army Guard aircrews conducted aerial insertion, medical evacuation and hoist operations with Special Tactics Airmen assigned to 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1. 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 rescue distressed person near Whittier via hoist
By Balinda O’Neal | Jan. 18, 2023
Alaska Army National Guard’s Detachment 1, Gulf Company, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, rescued a distressed individual Jan. 17 from the Main Bay Hatchery 20 miles southwest of Whittier. The Alaska Rescue...

An Alaska Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, assigned to 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, makes a tactical approach into Camp Mad Bull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. The aircrew conducted medevac and hoist training with the 24th Special Operations Wing during its arctic operations 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 aviators train with Special Tactics Airmen
By | Jan. 17, 2023
Special Tactics Airmen assigned to 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1, conduct an aerial insertion and field training exercise at Camp Mad Bull training site on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023...

Alaska Air Guardsmen overcome extreme elements to medevac pregnant woman Christmas Eve
By Maj. Chelsea Aspelund | Dec. 28, 2022
Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing raced against time and overcame high winds to medevac a pregnant woman in distress Dec 24 at Shaktoolik approximately 32 miles northwest of Unalakleet...

Gwendolyn Anderson, director of psychological health for the Alaska Army National Guard, serves as a behavioral health resource for Army Guardsmen and their families and advocates for helping Soldiers when they need it most. (Alaska National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Katie Mazos-Vega)
Alaska Army Guard behavioral health office emphasizes mental health awareness during winter months
By Staff Sgt. Katie Mazos-Vega | Dec. 14, 2022
Winter can be challenging for many people in Alaska. The temperatures drop, the sun disappears for long periods of time, and feelings of isolation can settle in like an unwelcomed guest. This may be especially true for those...