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Alaska Army National Guard Lt. Col. Aaron Hamilton, left, 207th Multi-Functional Training Regiment outgoing commander, passes his unit’s colors to Col. Michele Edwards, 297th Regional Support Group commander, signifying the end of his command during a change of command ceremony at the Camp Carroll flagpole on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 16, 2024. During the ceremony, the battalion bid farewell to Hamilton and welcomed Lt. Col. Paula Comerlato-Medley as the new commander.  (Alaska National Guard photo by Balinda O’Neal)
Alaska Army National Guard conducts trio of command changes
By Balinda O'Neal | June 17, 2024
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska Army National Guard recently conducted three significant change of command ceremonies, underscoring the steadfast commitment to excellence and readiness within its ranks...

Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aviators assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron hoist two 212th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels during underway hoist training in the Prince William Sound near Whittier, Alaska, May 15, 2024. Guardian Angels of 212th Rescue Squadron hoisted from a 210th RQS HH-60 June 10 to rescue six plane crash victims near Port Alsworth. (Alaska National Guard photo by Alejandro Peña)
Alaska Air National Guard rescues 6 plane crash victims near Port Alsworth
By David Bedard | June 12, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard rescues 6 plane crash victims near Port Alsworth...

An Army National Guardsmen from 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment surveys his pistol targets while competing in The Adjutant General’s Match at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 20, 2024. TAG Match, hosted and organized by the Alaska National Guard’s Marksmanship Program, was a multi-day competition that tested the competitors’ reflexive and precision shooting skills with both the rifle and pistol. Competitors included Alaska Air and Army National Guardsmen from across the state, active-duty paratroopers from the 11th Airborne Division, and Coast Guardsmen from Sector Western Alaska and U.S. Arctic. (Alaska National Guard photo by Alejandro Peña)
Alaska National Guard hosts The Adjutant General’s Match
By Alejandro Peña | June 10, 2024
Marksmanship is a fundamental skill in the military. Alaska Air and Army National Guardsmen from across the state, active-duty Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division, and U.S...

Alaska Army National Guardsmen with the 49th Personnel Detachment, commonly known as the 49th Theater Gateway, gather for a deployment ceremony at Camp Carroll on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 1, 2024. The 49th TG will deploy to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (Alaska National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Katie Mazos-Vega)
Alaska Guard Soldiers honored before Middle East deployment
By By Balinda O'neal | June 6, 2024
Alaska – Alaska Army National Guardsmen assigned to the 49th Personnel Detachment, commonly known as the 49th Theater Gateway, were honored during a deployment ceremony at the Camp Carroll flagpole on Joint Base...

Alaska Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 5 Tracy Dooley stands with her fellow Guard competitors following the Lincoln Marathon in Lincoln, Nebraska, May 5, 2024. (Alaska National Guard courtesy photo)
AKARNG athlete takes home top honors in Lincoln Marathon, highlights Guard sports program
By By Seth LaCount | June 5, 2024
Alaska Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 5 Tracy Dooley took home top honors in her age bracket this year at the Lincoln Marathon in Lincoln, Nebraska, May 5, 2024...

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)
Alaska Air National Guard rescues hypothermic mariner near Kodiak
By David Bedard | June 3, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard rescues hypothermic mariner near Kodiak...