Clear Air Force Station is renamed to Clear Space Force Station, June 15, 2021, Clear SFS, Alaska. The renaming of Clear was one of several Air Force space-centric installations to be redesignated as Space Force installations to establish a distinct culture and identity for the Space Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Adam Keele)
Pilots and crew members of the Alaska Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment prepare to fly ground search and rescue teams with Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and MAT+SAR Search & Rescue to various locations on Pioneer Peak near Palmer, AK, to search for a missing hiker, June 15, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Pilots and crew members of the Alaska Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment fly ground search and rescue teams with Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and MAT+SAR Search & Rescue to various locations on Pioneer Peak near Palmer, AK, to search for a missing hiker, June 15, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Pilots and crew members of the Alaska Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment prepare to fly ground search and rescue teams with Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and MAT+SAR Search & Rescue to various locations on Pioneer Peak near Palmer, AK, to search for a missing hiker, June 15, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Pilots and crew members of the Alaska Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment prepare to fly ground search and rescue teams with Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and MAT+SAR Search & Rescue to various locations on Pioneer Peak near Palmer, AK, to search for a missing hiker, June 15, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Alaska Army Guard Spc. Elvira Zapata, United States Property and Fiscal Offices Supply Support Activity, scans supplies into an equipment log for accountability before processing at the USPFO warehouse on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 7, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
Alaska Army Guard Sgt. Shanun Seymore, United States Property and Fiscal Offices Supply Support Activity, operates a forklift to move freight for final processing at the USPFO warehouse on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 7, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Victoria Granado)
A 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with a Bambi water bucket system attached flies overhead during the unit's Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)
A 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with a Bambi water bucket system attached flies overhead during the unit's Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)
A 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with a Bambi water bucket system attached flies overhead during the unit's Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)
Staff Sgt. Kurt Miller, a crew chief with 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, prepares a Bambi water bucket system to be attached to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for the unit’s Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Staff Sgt. Kurt Miller, a crew chief with 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, prepares a Bambi water bucket system to be attached to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for the unit’s Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Pilots and crew members of the 207th Aviation Battalion attach a Bambi water bucket system to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to complete their Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Pilots and crew members of the 207th Aviation Battalion attach a Bambi water bucket system to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to complete their Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
A 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment CH-47 Chinook helicopter with a Bambi water bucket system attached flies overhead during the unit's Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
A 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment CH-47 Chinook helicopter with a Bambi water bucket system attached flies overhead during the unit's Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
A 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment CH-47 Chinook helicopter with a Bambi water bucket system attached flies overhead during the unit's Red Card certification on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 9, 2021. Red Card certification, also known as the Incident Qualification Card, is an accepted interagency certification that a person is qualified in order to accomplish the required mission when arriving on an incident. For 1-207th AVN pilots, this certification means proficiency in water bucket drops to assist with wildfire emergencies within the state. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Grace Nechanicky)
Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 176th Civil Engineer Squadron stand alongside Brig. Gen. Anthony Stratton, 176th Wing commander, as they near the end of their participation in the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, May 27, 2021. The initiative is a collaboration between the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program and the Cherokee Nation that constructs new single-family homes and supporting infrastructure for eligible Cherokee Nation veterans and their families.  (U.S. Air Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Clay Cook)
Tech. Sgt. Katie Cramer, right, with the 176th Wing’s Civil Engineer Squadron, leads the crew while placing and finishing 18 cubic yards of concrete for the footers on home site number six during the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, May 24, 2021. The initiative is a collaboration between the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program and the Cherokee Nation that constructs new single-family homes and supporting infrastructure for eligible Cherokee Nation veterans and their families. (U.S. Air Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Clay Cook)
Airmen from all trades, with the 176th Wing’s Civil Engineer Squadron, raise the second exterior wall in unison as they construct the first home in the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, May 18, 2021. The initiative is a collaboration between the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program and the Cherokee Nation that constructs new single-family homes and supporting infrastructure for eligible Cherokee Nation veterans and their families. (U.S. Air Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Clay Cook)