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Pilots and crew members of the Alaska Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment fly ground search and rescue teams with Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and MAT+SAR Search & Rescue to various locations on Pioneer Peak near Palmer, AK, to search for a missing hiker, June 15, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Missing hiker on Pioneer Peak found her way to a road for help
By Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead | June 16, 2021
The Alaska State Troopers reported tonight that a woman who had been missing since about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning after a run-in with bears while hiking, made her way to a road and waved down a driver, a day-and-a-half after...

Clear Air Force Station is renamed to Clear Space Force Station, June 15, 2021, Clear SFS, Alaska. The renaming of Clear was one of several Air Force space-centric installations to be redesignated as Space Force installations to establish a distinct culture and identity for the Space Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Adam Keele)
Alaska welcomes newest Space Force Station in renaming of Clear
By Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey | June 16, 2021
Clear Air Force Station, a remote military installation about 75 miles southwest of Fairbanks, was officially renamed to Clear Space Force Station during a ceremony June 15...

Pilots and crew members of the Alaska Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment prepare to fly ground search and rescue teams with Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and MAT+SAR Search & Rescue to various locations on Pioneer Peak near Palmer, AK, to search for a missing hiker, June 15, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Alaska National Guard continues to assist with search for hiker on Pioneer Peak
By Spc. Grace Nechanicky | June 16, 2021
Members of the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, and the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th, and 212th Rescue Squadrons continue the search today for a missing hiker in distress on...

Soldiers of the United States Property and Fiscal Office Supply Support Activity, Alaska Army National Guard, pose for a photo Apr. 13, 2021 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.(Courtesy photo)
Alaska Army National Guard takes home gold in the Supply Excellence Award Program
By Victoria Granado | June 15, 2021
Alaska Army National Guard wins first place in level four in Supply Excellence Awards Program...

A 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment CH-47 Chinook helicopter with a Bambi water bucket system attached flies overhead during the unit's Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Alaska Army National Guard aviation pilots get Red Card certification
By Spc. Grace Nechanicky | June 10, 2021
The Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment dropped water from Bambi buckets over the rural areas of the installation here as part of their annual Red Card certification, June 9...

Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 176th Civil Engineer Squadron stand alongside Brig. Gen. Anthony Stratton, 176th Wing commander, as they near the end of their participation in the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, May 27, 2021. The initiative is a collaboration between the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program and the Cherokee Nation that constructs new single-family homes and supporting infrastructure for eligible Cherokee Nation veterans and their families.  (U.S. Air Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Clay Cook)
Alaska Air Guardsmen build homes for Cherokee veterans as part of training
By 1st Lt. Balinda O’Neal Dresel | June 9, 2021
Thirty-eight Alaska Air Guardsmen with the 176th Wing supported the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, May 15 - 29, as part of the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program...
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Alaska Army National Guard trains in Bambi Buckets to respond to wildfires
Alaska National Guard Public Affairs
June 9, 2021 | 0:36
Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that qualifies a person in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state.

Specifically, Alaska National Guardsmen must obtain this certification in order to assist with fires that are on federal land, are federally managed, or in order to transport federal agency personnel, according to Lt. Col. Michele Edwards, Alaska National Guard’s state Army aviation officer.
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