Home : Media : AKNG Commentary
From grunt to Guardian: Arctic Guardian HH-60 pilot draws on service as Recon Marine
November 4, 2021
U.S. Air Force Captain Seth Peterson, a helicopter pilot assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska, stands in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter in a hanger at JBER Nov. 3, 2021. Capt. Peterson commissioned as an U.S. Air Force officer after serving as a U.S. Marine with the 4th Battalion.

Arctic Guard PJs partner with Army Guard for mass casualty exercise
November 3, 2021
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, approaches Bryant Army Airfield while supporting a full mission profile exercise conducted by the 212th RQS at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2021. The busiest rescue force in the Department of Defense, the 212th RS provides elite pararescuemen and combat rescue officers that are uniquely skilled in integrating air and ground capabilities to carry out the 176th Wing’s wartime and peacetime personnel recovery missions. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)

Warrior and Family Services support Alaska Guardsmen and families
November 2, 2021
The Alaska National Guard's Child & Youth Program hosted an annual Halloween event for the military youth and families within the Alaska National Guard at the Alaska National Guard armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Oct. 30. The event consisted of treats, crafts, games and a movie screening. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)

Arctic Guardian civil engineers train for chemical-protective operations
October 27, 2021
Arctic Guardian civil engineers train for chemical-protective operations

176th Wing detects, tracks and identifies Russian aircraft entering Air Defense Identification Zone
October 25, 2021

Alaska National Guard participates in Red Ribbon Week
October 25, 2021

HC-130 crew chief gets on-the-job training with 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
October 19, 2021
Alaska Air National Guard; 176th Wing; 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; HC-130J Combat King II

Alaska Army National Guard rescue three hunters from an early season avalanche
October 7, 2021
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk assigned to the National Guard Readiness Center in Bethel, Alaska, carries volunteers during Operation Santa Claus in Napakiak, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2019. Operation Santa Claus is an annual event hosted by the Alaska National Guard and the Salvation Army. The Alaska National Guard started the event in 1956 and was joined by the Salvation Army more than 40 years ago. This partnership serves as a way for the military to care for isolated villages. Napaiak is a village in western Alaska with a population of around 350 people. Volunteers flew into the village to deliver gifts, school supplies, backpacks, ice cream and an opportunity to take a photo with Santa for the entire community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Farnsworth)

Fabrication Flight Arctic Guardian spearheads innovation for unit
October 6, 2021
Fabrication Flight Arctic Guardian spearheads innovation for unit

Arctic Guardian supports Operation Allies Welcome
October 5, 2021
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgts. Sharon Queenie, left, and Judy Phommathep, assigned to the 176th Air Defense Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during a break as public safety team members at TF Liberty Village 3, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 19, 2021.