Alaska Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Oliver Meza, Bravo Company first sergeant, shows off his unit’s patch during a deployment ceremony where family members, friends, and fellow Guardsmen came together to pay tribute to Soldiers of B Co., 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, at the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Sept. 29, 2023. Approximately 100 Soldiers are deploying to the Middle East for nine months in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (Alaska National Guard photo by Balinda O’Neal)
Alaska Army National Guard’s Bison Company set to deploy to Middle East
By Balinda O'Neal | Sept. 30, 2023
Approximately 100 Alaska Army National Guardsmen assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, are gearing up for a deployment to Kuwait in November as part of Operation Spartan Shield...

Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. David Kocur, a horizontal construction engineer assigned to the 910th Engineer Support Company, operates a grader to create a broad flat foundation on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 8, 2023. The mission of the 910th ESC’s annual training is to hone their skills as construction and horizontal engineers by operating heavy machinery and working in teams to complete projects.
910th Engineer Support Company constructs their skills
By Sgt. Marc Marmeto | Aug. 21, 2023
The Alaska Army National Guard’s 910th Engineer Support Company utilized their skills during annual training to complete several construction projects July 20 – Aug. 20, 2023...

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Samuel Neff, 176th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter uses a 176th CES water tender, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2023. The tender, built in 1987, is 15 years older than Neff. (Courtesy photo)
176th Wing firefighters protect Nenana from wildfires
By David Bedard | Aug. 21, 2023
176th Wing firefighters protect Nenana from wildfires...

An HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter with the Alaska Army National Guard Golf Company, 2-211th, General Support Aviation Battalion maneuvers into position for hoist training with the Air Force Reserve 477th Fighter group, Aerospace Medicine Flight at Bryant Army Airfield on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson August 4, 2023. The joint operations medevac training focused on calling out a nine line medical evacuation request, loading patients onto a helicopter with a stretcher and hoisting operations. (Alaska National Guard photo by Robert DeBerry)
Alaska Army National Guard rescues two hunters after plane crashes near Merrill Pass
By Sgt. Seth LaCount | Aug. 18, 2023
The Alaska Army National Guard conducted a rescue of two hunters 15 miles north of Chakachamna Lake near Merrill Pass, August 16, 2023, after receiving the mission request from the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center. The first...

Retired U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer 4 Solomon Atkinson, center, is greeted by Verdie Bowen, right, the director of the Alaska Office of Veterans Affairs, and escorted by son-in-law Franklin Hayward before receiving the Alaska Governor’s Veteran Advocacy Award during a ceremony in Metlakatla, Alaska, Dec. 10, 2018. Atkinson returned to his native Alaska after 22 years of Naval service in 1976, continuing to serve his community on the Indian Community Council and Board of Education, as a founder and president of the first veteran’s organization on Annette Island, and as mayor of Metlakatla.
Navy celebrates Sol Atkinson for legacy of service to country, Alaskan veterans, community
By Balinda O'Neal | Aug. 10, 2023
The U.S. Navy announced its profound tribute to the legacy of Alaska Native Solomon ‘Sol’ Atkinson, a steadfast servant of both his nation and native community of Metlakatla, Aug. 7...

Alaska Army National Guardsmen with the 207th Engineer Utilities Detachment salute as the national anthem plays during the unit’s deactivation ceremony at the Camp Carroll flagpole on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 5, 2023. The 910th Engineer Support Company officially activates Oct. 1, 2023, ensuring the legacy of the engineer detachment lives on in the AKARNG. (Alaska National Guard photo by Balinda O’Neal)
207th Engineer Utilities Detachment retires the colors
By Sgt. Marc Marmeto | Aug. 8, 2023
The 207th Engineer Utilities Detachment, Alaska Army National Guard, encased its colors for the final time during the unit’s deactivation ceremony Aug. 5, 2023...