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Students and staff from the Kusilvak Career Academy walk onto a HC-130J Combat King II during a tour given by the Alaska Air National Guard on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, April 5, 2024. Aviation, maintenance and search and rescue personnel from the 176th Wing guided the students through each aircraft and answered questions ranging from deployment experience to the price of each aircraft.  (Alaska National Guard photo by Seth LaCount)
Expanding horizons: Kusilvak Career Academy students tour Air National Guard facilities
By By Seth LaCount | April 9, 2024
Approximately 26 students from the Kusilvak Career Academy toured Alaska Air National Guard facilities on Thursday, April 4, 2024. The tour was an effort between the AKANG and the academy to present opportunities for high...

Alaska Lieutenant Governor Nancy Dahlstrom, 15th lieutenant governor for the State of Alaska, and Justus Spaulding pose for a photo at the Alaska State Legislature in Juneau, Alaska, April 2, 2024. Spaulding was named the National Guard FY23 Youth Volunteer of the Year on the Alaska house floor for his impactful volunteer work in his community last year. (Alaska National Guard courtesy photo)
A selfless effort: Alaska National Guard teen wins NG Youth Volunteer of the Year award during visit to state legislature
By By Seth LaCount | April 9, 2024
Matsu Valley area junior from Redington High School, Justus Spaulding, 17, was born into a family tradition of service. His childhood was molded by the example his parents set for him in their time in uniform, and from a...

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – A 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II refuels a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk during training at JBER March 23, 2020. The Pave Hawk required refueling during a March 30, 2024, mission to rescue two snowmachine riders. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Alaska Air National Guard rescue Airmen help 3 over Easter weekend
By David Bedard | April 4, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard rescue Airmen help 3 over Easter weekend...

Framed by the tail of a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II, a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk, carrying 212th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel personnel recovery Airmen, sorties from Unalakleet March 21, 2024. The HH-60 transloaded Guardian Angels to the HC-130 before continuing to Kotlik for a medical evacuation mission there. (Courtesy photo)
Running with the Wind: Alaska Air Guard HC-130J Combat King II expedites critical medevac
By David Bedard | April 1, 2024
A 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II transloads 212th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel personnel recovery Airmen and a patient from a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk March 21, 2024, at McGrath. The critically...

Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, the adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard congratulates retired AKARNG Soldier Maj. Robert Hoffman after unveiling the a new sign during a dedication ceremony held at the Bethel Readiness Center Mar. 15, 2024. Hoffman was joined by his loved ones, community members and fellow servicemembers in a celebration of his character and selfless leadership throughout his military career. (Alaska National Guard photo by Seth LaCount)
Bethel Readiness Center dedicated to local veteran, distinguished leader in community
By Seth LaCount | March 19, 2024
The Alaska National Guard’s Bethel Readiness Center was dedicated to Maj. Robert Joseph Hoffman on March 15, 2024. Hoffman was joined by his loved ones, community members and fellow servicemembers in a celebration of his...

Alaska and Maine National Guardsmen offload from a 176th Wing C-17 Globemaster III while supporting Exercise Vigilant Guard 2024-2 (Alaska) at Merle K. “Mudhole” Smith Airport, Cordova, Alaska, March 5, 2024.
Alaska, Maine Guard Conduct Disaster Preparation Exercise
By Seth LaCount, | March 13, 2024
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The National Guard’s “Always Ready, Always There” motto symbolizes its vigilant presence across the nation. In Alaska, where natural disasters like earthquakes pose significant threats, a prompt and...