JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Alaska Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Cynthia Campbell works in 176th Medical Group Clinical Services. Campbell volunteered as a judge for Alaska's Junior ROTC statewide drill competition Feb. 17, 2024, at Anchorage's Service High School. (Alaska Air National Guard photo by David Bedard)
Alaska Air National Guardsman volunteers as JROTC drill judge
By David Bedard | Feb. 22, 2024
Alaska Air National Guardsman volunteers as JROTC drill judge...

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Caleb Frawley, an infantryman with Bison Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, from Fairbanks, navigates a Small Unit Support Vehicle through snow-covered terrain near the Alaska Army National Guard Readiness Center in Bethel, Feb. 3, 2024. The rugged terrain in Western Alaska served as an ideal testing ground for arctic warfare preparation. (Alaska National Guard photo by Balinda O’Neal)
Bison Company’s cold weather training triumphs in Bethel
By Balinda O’Neal, | Feb. 7, 2024
Bison Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, demonstrated readiness and resilience during their cold weather training in Bethel, Alaska, February 2-4, 2024.This training marked a significant reunion for the Alaska...

U.S. Navy Reserve Yeoman 2nd Class Mathew West cradles the U.S. flag while participating in a remembrance ceremony at the U.S. Navy Reserve Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 24, 2024. Sailors with the U.S. Navy Reserve and Alaska Naval Militia led a Two Bell Memorial Ceremony and raised the flag in honor of the S-26 submarine and crew who were lost Jan. 24, 1942. The remembrance event underscored the unity and shared commitment across naval components to honor the sacrifices made by submariners throughout history. (Alaska National Guard photo by Balinda O’Neal)
Alaska Naval Militia, U.S. Navy Reserve pay tribute to S-26 submariners
By Balinda O’Neal | Jan. 24, 2024
In a solemn gathering at the U.S. Navy Reserve Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, sailors from the Alaska Naval Militia and U.S. Navy Reserve assembled Jan. 24, to pay homage to their fallen comrades lost 82 years...

Airmen from the 176th and 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons load an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on to a 144th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III in preparation to transport the helicopter to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richadson, Alaska. The Pave Hawk experienced a malfunction after completing a medevac mission in Western Alaska. The aircraft landed safely at the Alaska Army National Guard hangar in Bethel after the mission but was unable to complete the trip back to JBER. The ability to seamlessly transition from rescue operations to global mobility provides the 176th Wing with a strategic edge, showcasing the Wing’s commitment to agile combat employment and effectiveness when handling complex situations, both within the state and across the globe. (Alaska National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)
Aircraft maintenance Airmen critical part of Pave Hawk transport mission
By Dana Rosso | Jan. 11, 2024
Airmen from the Alaska Air National Guard 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and the active duty 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducted a...

Alaska Air National Guard pilots 1st Lt. Skylar Caldwell, left, and Capt. Gerren Blair, and loadmaster, Tech Sgt. John Teamer II, enjoy time with Santa and Mrs. Claus while flying the festive couple to Bethel during Operation Santa Claus Nov. 15, 2023. Operation Santa Claus is the AKNG’s yearly community outreach program that provides gifts and Christmas cheer to children in remote communities across the state. (Alaska National Guard courtesy photo)
Alaska National Guard's Operation Santa Claus spreads holiday cheer to remote communities
By 1st Lt. Balinda O'Neal | Dec. 5, 2023
In its 68th year, the Alaska National Guard's annual community outreach program, Operation Santa Claus, continues to bring the magic of the season to the remote communities of Fort Yukon, Golovin, Koyuk, and Tuluksak.Teaming...

The Alaska Military Youth Academy received an award for community service during the Anchorage Chamber’s 66th Annual Gold Pan Awards event at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 17, 2023. The Gold Pan Awards, in the Community Service category, recognizes businesses that showcase outstanding community service, creativity, and excellence, significantly contributing to the improvement of Anchorage through growth and quality performance. (Courtesy of Photo Emporium)
Alaska Military Youth Academy honored with Gold Pan Award
By Balinda O’Neal | Nov. 22, 2023
The spotlight of recognition shone brightly on the Alaska Military Youth Academy during the Anchorage Chamber's 66th Annual Gold Pan Awards at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, Nov. 17...