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Alaska Army Guardsmen return from Middle East deployment
January 25, 2022
Alaska Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeff Rogers, a UH-60 Black Hawk pilot with A Company, 1-168th General Support Aviation Battalion, embraces his wife, JJ, and meets his six-month-old son, Jack, for the first time at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, Dec. 15, 2021. Approximately 60 Alaska Army Guardsmen deployed in March to the U.S. Central Command Area of Operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. While Rogers and a few others were able to return home in time for the holidays, most of the unit’s deployed personnel will return early next year. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Balinda O’Neal)

Alaska Air National Guard’s newest state command chief heads into 2022 with vision and purpose
January 20, 2022
Chief Master Sgt. Kim Groat, the state command chief for the Alaska Air National Guard, poses for a photo with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass. (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue stranded ATV rider near Knik Glacier
January 20, 2022
212th Rescue Squadron marks change of command with unique Alaska backdrop

Arctic Guardians support response to Yakutat local disaster
January 19, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brock Shope, 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron Air Terminal Function, helps to load cargo Jan. 12, 2022, on a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The HC-130 was carrying 20 Alaska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to Yakutat in response to a weather disaster. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Master Sgt. Serjio Cerda)

Alaska National Guard welcomes new Command Senior Enlisted Leader
January 19, 2022
Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Wilson, Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the Alaska National Guard, poses for a photo on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Jan. 12. Wilson assumed the position last fall, Nov. 15, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)

CMSAF Bass visits with Arctic Guardians of 176th Wing
January 13, 2022
CMSAF Bass visits with Arctic Guardians of 176th Wing

Alaska National Guard provides emergency assistance to Yakutat
January 13, 2022
Alaska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provide emergency assistance in the Southeast Alaska community of Yakutat, Jan. 12, 2022, after the region received tremendous amounts of snow and rain over a seven-day period. Guard members serving on Joint Task Force-Yakutat will provide building safety assessments and emergency snow removal for Tribal, public and government facilities in the community following hazardous winter weather and heavy snowfall resulting in building damage and continued risk of unsafe conditions. Yakutat is in the Tongass National Forest, the largest National Forest in the U.S. and home to the largest population of bald eagles in the world. The Alaska National Guard is trained, equipped and ready to provide disaster response support for the State of Alaska when requested by civil authorities. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)

Medical Services Corps Officer Serves in Alaska Air Guard
January 5, 2022
Maj. Elizabeth Mangini, 168th Wing Medical Services Corps officer, takes a photo in front of the 168th Wing's KC-135 Stratotanker at minus twenty degrees while on duty at Eielson Air Force Base. Mangini is assigned to the 168th Medical Group in support of the wing's arctic refueling mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey)

Alaska National Guard stages second team in response to ongoing winter storms
January 5, 2022
A Light Medium Tactical Vehicle and a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle leaves the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for transport to the Alcantra Armory in Wasilla, Jan. 5. The LMTV and HMMWV have been assigned to Alaska Army National Guard's 297th Regional Support Group to provide direct support to the Matsu-Borough after high winds have led to infrastructure damage, power outages, and dangerous transportation conditions. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)

Alaska Army Guard, Fairbanks Fire Department rescue distressed man near Anderson
January 3, 2022
(File photo) Alaska Army National Guardsmen from 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, conduct an aerial site survey via a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Dec. 3, 2018, following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake seven miles from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Nov. 30 caused significant infrastructure damage in a number of areas. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Balinda O’Neal)