Airmen of 176th Wing nearly sweep Lance P. Sijan awards
November 5, 2020
Airmen of 176th Wing nearly sweep Lance P. Sijan awards

Air National Guard volunteers assist Mat-Su Valley kitchen to help meet local needs
October 2, 2020
Members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Force Support Flight Sustainment Services stand alongside the dedicated kitchen staff of Five Loaves, Two Fish Kitchen in Wasilla, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020. “I have two extended families, my church and my military family,” said pastor Rick Cavens, retired Alaska Air National Guard chaplain who oversees the volunteer staff. “The National Guard has offered a tremendous helping hand during this difficult time of uncertainty. We’re very thankful for their hard work and dedication to helping the local community.” (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Seth LaCount/Released)

Alaska Guard members recognized for assisting state lab with COVID-19 testing
October 1, 2020
Alaska Army National Guard Capt. Jamie Bowden, who specializes in medical operations for the 103rd Civil Support team, tests COVID-19 samples at the Alaska State Public Health laboratory on June 8, 2020. Bowden augmented the Alaska State Public Health laboratory, working closely with state microbiologists, processing COVID-19 samples for testing. Over the course of approximately 21 days of testing, totaling more than 148-man hours, the two officers tested 11,426 samples. (U.S. Air National Guard courtesy photo by Capt. Roger Tran)

Alaska Army Guard aviator performs first real-world rescue mission over drill weekend
October 1, 2020
Chief Warrant Officer Two Paul Gillquist, an Alaska Army National Guard pilot assigned to the 207th Aviation Regiment, stands in front of UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, Aug. 22, 2020 at the Bryant Army Airfield on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Gillquist’s call sign is "Icy 13", and he happened to perform his first real-world rescue mission on the 13th of September 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Air National Guard awards 2019 Field Grade Officer of the Year
September 17, 2020
Col. John Oberst, director of staff for the Alaska Air National Guard, presents the Alaska Air Guard award for 2019 Field Grade Officer of the Year to Lt. Col. James Truesdell, the commander of the 176th Security Forces Squadron for his leadership accomplishments in 2019 at the 176th Wing Headquarters on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Sept. 15, 2020. Truesdell is also a retired Alaska State Trooper. He played a pivotal role in the success of his unit’s deployment to Afghanistan in 2019 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Seth LaCount/Released)

Alaska Air Guard awards First Sergeant of the Year
September 17, 2020
Alaska Air National Guardsmen Lt. Col. Shane Wallace and Chief Master Sgt. Heather Pineiro, the Commander and Chief Enlisted Manager assigned to the 176th Air Defense Squadron stand beside 1st Sgt. Melissa Erhard, the Alaska Air National Guard's 2019 First Sergeant of the Year, Sept. 15, 2020 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Erhard distinguished herself in 2019 through her ability to foster resiliency among her Airmen and her community. The red stars in the backdrop represent the number of Russian intercepts made by the unit through the years, whose mission is to defend the nation's Air Sovereignty in the region. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Seth LaCount/Released)

Alaska Air National Guard awards 2019 Field Grade Officer of the Year
September 17, 2020

Alaska Air Guard awards First Sergeant of the Year
September 17, 2020

Alaska Air National Guardsman takes home regional Airman of the Year award
September 9, 2020
Staff Sgt. Kailey Mills, an HC-130 crew chief with the 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, accepts the regional-level Airman of the Year award from the Alaska National Guard’s Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Winfield Hinkley Jr. Sept. 2, 2020. Mills competed with Airmen from eight states in the northwest region to earn the award. In her civilian life, Mills is employed as a nurse and has introduced approximately 120 civilians to Air National Guard career paths, garnering three accessions. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Seth LaCount/Released)

211th Rescue Squadron captures top individual awards for 2019
September 2, 2020
Alaska Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Christopher Luther, an instructor/evaluator loadmaster with the 211th Rescue Squadron, is given the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award from State Command Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Wilson at Hangar 18 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Aug. 28, 2020. Luther was recognized for his accomplishments in 2019 that included graduating first out of 79 students in his Noncommissioned Officer's Academy class and taking home the coveted Levitow Award. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Seth LaCount/Released)