Alaska Army National Guard rescues distressed hunter at Tyone River
September 10, 2021
Alaska Army National Guardsmen of 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, rescue an individual who was experiencing cardiac issues while hunting near Tyone Lake, Sept. 9, 2021.

Alaska Air National Guard Airmen partner with NPS to rescue bear-mauling victim
September 9, 2021
Pararescue personnel with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 212th Rescue Squadron transload an injured hiker from a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk to a Guardian Flight, AirMedCare air ambulance after conducting a multi-agency rescue from an avalanche near Donoho Peak in Wrangle-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve May 26, 2021. (Courtesy photo by Stephens Harper)

Alaska National Guard Soldiers assist Louisiana in aftermath of Hurricane Ida
September 8, 2021
Sgt. Joemicheal Cristobal, Spc. Osias Passi, and Spc. Brennon Westfall, members of the Alaska Army National Guard and Task Force-Alaska, log trailer and driver information on a yard dog sheet, at a transportation yard in Roseland, Louisiana, Sept. 7, 2021. 17 Alaska Guardsmen are assisting the Louisiana National Guard's support to civil authorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which struck the state Aug. 29, leaving disaster, destruction and flooding in its wake. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Tyrrell)

Arctic Guardians work with partners during Nome, Utqiagvik site surveys
September 8, 2021
Arctic Guardians work with partners during Nome, Utqiagvik site surveys

Alaska Army National Guard hosts maintenance showcase for local business partners
August 23, 2021
Alaska Army National Guard 1st Lt. Jacob Olson, a shop lead at the Guard's Combined Support Maintenance Shop gives a tour of the facility to local Anchorage business representatives to bolster the Army Guard's new Partnership for Youth Success Program, Aug. 20, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Seth LaCount)

Alaska Army Guard recruiting debuts new program for high school credit, first recruit to use it returns from basic
August 19, 2021
Soldiers of the Recruit Sustainment Program visit Sitka, Alaska for their drill weekend, Aug. 7-8, 2021. The RSP helps prepare new recruits for basic combat training, and is where they are assigned until they are fully trained and handed off to their units. (Courtesy photo by Sgt. Maata Finau)

The Golden Heart City of Fairbanks Mayor visits the Alaska Air National Guard 168th Wing
August 18, 2021
The Alaska Air National Guard's 168th Wing received a visit from the Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly as he thanked them for their service and saw the Fairbanks new tail flash on the Wing's KC-135 air refueling flagship aircraft for the first time. Matherly is born and raised in Fairbanks and wanted to stop in and thank the Airmen for their service as events occur around the world. This past December, the 168th Wing dedicated their flagship to honor Fairbanks, Alaska, the city it calls home, with the polar bear and Fairbanks proudly displayed on the tail. Matherly was unable to recognize the Wing's new tail flash, and the Airmen dedicated to the community, state, and nation due to COVID restrictions at the time. The aircraft's tail has a polar bear standing strong on the wing's tail flash, representing Alaska's arctic region and spirit. The geometric design of the polar bear highlights the wing's culture of innovation. The Fairbanks flagship aircraft is one of nine KC-135 aircraft flown by the 168th Wing.  The other eight aircraft all have the polar bear tail flash and each have a different community from interior Alaska.  Those communities are Minto, Gwichyaa Zhee, Grayling, Huslia, Tetlin, Telida, Tanana, and North Pole. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey)

Alaska Air National Guard Airmen rescue 3 occupants from 2 plane crashes
August 16, 2021
An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 210th Rescue Squadron takes off from the tundra after loading simulated casualties during exercise Arctic Chinook, near Kotzebue, Alaska, August 24, 2016. Arctic Chinook is a joint U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Northern Command sponsored exercise which focuses on multinational search and rescue readiness to respond to a mass rescue operation requirement in the Arctic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton/released)

Alaska Army National Guard helps rescue injured man after falling into Yentna River
August 14, 2021
Staff Sergeant Damion Minchaca (left), an Alaska Army National Guard flight paramedic, provides critical en route care to a 75-year old man after he fell into a river and drowned, requiring immediate resuscitation, and sustaining multiple injuries, Aug. 12, 2021. Spec. Stefano James (right), a UH-60L Black Hawk medevac helicopter crew chief, provided medical assistance. The aircraft and crew, from Detachment 2, G Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, hoisted the patient into the aircraft and provided medevac support. A fishing guide saved the patient’s life, and the seamless, joint effort of the Alaska Air National Guard’s Rescue Coordination Center and Army National Guard’s Det. 2, G-Co, 2-211th AVN ensured a successful rescue and crucial medical care during transport to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. The patient was delivered to the hospital within two hours of the AST request for support, and he was passed directly to a physician on site for continuation of necessary medical care. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army National Guard crew chief, Staff Sgt. Bradley McKenzie)

Alaska Air National Guard rescues hiker near Glacier Pass
August 10, 2021
The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received a rescue request for a hiker in distress near Glacier Pass in Archangel Valley, Aug. 6. Initial rescue efforts from a civilian component were postponed due to weather. The 176th Wing initiated a launch of rescue crews using information from the hikers, launching an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter with a Guardian Angel Team on board, from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The Pave Hawk crew safely navigated to the hiking parties’ location where the team provided field care and hoisted the patient into the Pave Hawk, transporting the individual to a Mat-Su area hospital. (Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Zachary Little)