Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Brendan White, an infantryman assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, is awarded 2024 Noncomissioned Officer of the Year in a closing ceremony during the AKARNG’s State Best Warrior Competition at Camp Carroll on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 18, 2024. The SBWC is an annual, physical fitness and Soldiering contest that tests the mental and physical aptitude of Alaska Army National Guardsmen. (Alaska National Guard photo by Sgt. Marc Marmeto)
Alaska Army Guardsmen compete in Best Warrior Competition 2024
By Sgt. Marc Marmeto, | May 21, 2024
The Alaska Army National Guard named its top noncommissioned officer and enlisted Soldier after a five-day competition concluding May 18, at Camp Carroll...

Airman 1st Class Stefany Brummer, a fire protection specialist with the Alaska Air National Guard, operates the backup safety line during the Field Training Exercise’s high-angle rescue techniques training at Gobi Wolf 2024 in Choibalsan, Mongolia, May 9. The teams showcased best practices in safely extracting trapped individuals from precarious situations. Gobi Wolf 24 is part of the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange program, which focuses on interagency coordination and foreign humanitarian assistance and is coordinated by the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Army Pacific. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Balinda O'Neal)
Gobi Wolf 2024 strengthens partnerships for disaster resilience
By Capt. Balinda O’Neal, | May 20, 2024
Exercise Gobi Wolf 2024 culminated with resounding success during a closing ceremony held in Choibalsan, Mongolia, May 10, marking another significant stride in disaster preparedness and global collaboration...

Members of the U.S. Public Health Service offload from an Alaska Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 144th Airlift Squadron, 176th Wing, during Kodiak Arctic Care 24 Innovative Readiness Training Mission at Kodiak, Alaska, May 6, 2024. For Kodiak Arctic Care 24, personnel from across the U.S. Uniformed Services, under the Innovative Readiness Training program, partnered with the Kodiak Area Native Association to deliver no-cost medical, dental, optometry, and veterinary services to residents across geographically dispersed care sites in Alaska’s remote Kodiak Island borough. IRT is exclusive to the United States and its territories and delivers joint training opportunities to increase deployment readiness. Simultaneously, IRT provides key services, such as health care, construction, transportation, and cybersecurity, to U.S. communities. (Alaska National Guard photo by Alejandro Peña)
Alaska National Guard kicks off initial phase of Kodiak Arctic Care ‘24
By Alex Pena | May 9, 2024
Alaska National Guardsmen from the 176th Wing and the 207th Aviation Troop Command, based out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, kicked off the initial phase of Kodiak Arctic Care ‘24 by flying equipment and personnel to...

A U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches the boom of a 168th Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during Red Flag Alaska 24-1 aerial refueling operations over Alaska April 24, 2024. The 168th Wing provided air refueling during the exercise.
Alaska Air Guard’s 168th Wing Refuels Red Flag Exercise
By Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey, | May 8, 2024
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Red Flag-Alaska 24-1, a Pacific Air Forces-led exercise, ramped up operations at Eielson Air Force Base, enabling Italian Air Forces and the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy to exchange tactics,...

Brig. Gen. B. Uuganbayar, left, deputy director of the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency, presents a commemorative anniversary plaque to Australian Maj. Gen. Scott Winter, deputy commanding general - strategy and plans for the U.S. Army Pacific, during the Gobi Wolf 2024 opening ceremony at the Governor’s Palace in Choibalsan, Mongolia, May 7, 2024. Gobi Wolf is an annual joint exercise coordinated by the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Army Pacific that focuses on interagency coordination within Mongolia, as well as foreign humanitarian assistance during a large-scale natural disaster.
Exercise Gobi Wolf 2024 Begins in Heart of Mongolian Steppe
By Capt. Balinda O’Neal | May 8, 2024
Exercise Gobi Wolf 2024, a multinational civil and military training exercise, commenced with an opening ceremony and expert academic discussion in the Dornod Province capital city of Choibalsan May 7.The four-day exercise is...

Members of the Alaska State Defense Force work as traffic safety officers during the Arctic Winter Games on March 12, 2024. ASDF members come from a variety of employment backgrounds and many of them have served in uniform. They bring a host of skillsets from their military and civilian experiences that make them effective volunteers for events like the AWG. (Alaska National Guard courtesy photo)
Alaska State Defense Force volunteerism shines at Mat-Su Arctic Winter Games
By By Seth LaCount | April 24, 2024
Members of the Alaska State Defense Force assisted their local Mat-Su area community by volunteering at the Arctic Winter Games March 10-16, 2024...