297TH Regional Support Group prepares to be the first National Guard unit to take over base operations in Poland
May 28, 2020
Alaska Army National Guard Sergeant Charles Medlin, 297th Regional Support Group, works with Sergeant 1st. Class Arthur Washington,120th Headquarters, Headquarters company Infantry Battalion, to go over his chaplain assistant duties while in Poland at Fort Hood, Texas, May 25, 2020. Chaplains Assistants are responsible for working with Soldiers in regards to their individual faiths, and making sure their religious needs are met. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by SGT Heidi Kroll)

Refilling the life supply: Alaska National Guard and Blood Bank of Alaska hold blood drive at AKNG armory
May 27, 2020
Alaska Army National Guard Capt. James Tollefson, an operations plans officer with Joint Task Force-Alaska, donates blood at the Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, May 26, 2020. Blood donation centers have been impacted by a lack of donors during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the need for blood, plasma and platelets continue to be critically needed for many medical services. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Seth LaCount/Released)

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May 22, 2020

Staff Sgt. Bethany Hendren completes 100 mile BOSS challenge while preparing for deployment
May 21, 2020
Alaska Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Bethany Hendren completes her 100 mile challenge at Fort Hood, Texas, May 22, 2020. She is surrounded by her Guard family members from the 297th Regional Support Group as she prepares for mobilization to Poland later this year. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by SGT Heidi Kroll)

Wings and Blades of Hope
May 18, 2020
Alaska Air National Guard Loadmasters aboard a HC-130J Combat King II observe an HH-60 Pave Hawk as it prepares for an aerial refueling. The 176th Wing conducted the first of the flyovers for Alaska. The Salute to Alaska flyovers were an approved training mission and part of the Air Force Salutes initiative designed to show appreciation to the heroes around the world battling the pandemic, and to lift morale in communities across America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Granado/Released)

Frag Out! Alaska Air Guard PJs throw grenades with Geronimo Soldiers
April 30, 2020
An Alaska Air National Guard pararescueman assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron hits his mark using an M67 fragmentation grenade, sending a rubber tire flying through the air at the Small Arms Complex on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Apr. 29, 2020. 14 AKANG PJs used the grenade range run U.S. Army paratroopers (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Seth LaCount/Released)

Joint Task Force-Logistics team helps in Alaska National Guard response to COVID-19
April 28, 2020
Members of the Alaska National Guard's Joint Task Force-Logistics team work hard to ensure community requests for assistance are fulfilled by resourcing needed equipment and personnel at the Alaska National Guard armory April 28, 2020. The Joint Task Force was stood up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that the members of the Alaska National Guard are ready to respond when needed. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky/Released)

Proactive Posture and Partnership The formation of Joint Task Force-Alaska and its preparation to help tackle COVID-19
April 17, 2020

On Call and Always Ready: The Alaska Naval Militia
April 14, 2020
Sailors on State Active Duty Orders for the Alaska Naval Militia pose for a group photo in the National Guard Armory at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, April 14, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Victoria Granado/Released)

The 49th State’s defense force: key ally for AKNG in fight against COVID-19
April 13, 2020
Members of the Alaska State Defense Force and Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers set up tables to screen incoming travelers before coming into Alaska at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Apr. 6, 2020. "It's great to work alongside the folks at the ASDF," said Pfc. Connor Sheehan, an AKARNG signal specialist. "The prior service connection has definitely made for a positive experience for me, and it's great to be out here helping people who need it." (Courtesy photo)