A service member assigned to Task Force Liberty embraces an Afghan child at a park at Liberty Village as she supports Operation Allies Welcome on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Oct. 28, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities in permanent or temporary structures as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside of Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead)
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sergeants Sharon Queenie (left) and Judy Phommathep (right) assigned to the 176th Air Defense Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, pause for a photo during a break as public safety team members at TF Liberty Village 3, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 19, 2021.  The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, Washington Air National Guard)
Alaska Air National Guard Senior Airman Nancy Ott, assigned to Task Force Liberty, supports Operation Allies Welcome on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Oct. 28, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities in permanent or temporary structures as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside of Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead)
Service members assigned to Task Force Liberty teach Afghan students songs during class at Liberty Village as they support Operation Allies Welcome at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Oct. 28, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities in permanent or temporary structures as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside of Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead)
Pratt assumes command chief responsibilities for 176th Wing
Pratt assumes command chief responsibilities for 176th Wing
Pratt assumes command chief responsibilities for 176th Wing
Pratt assumes command chief responsibilities for 176th Wing
Pratt assumes command chief responsibilities for 176th Wing
Master Sgt. Lisa Espinoza of the 168th Wing serves as Command Support Staff for Wing headquarters. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey)
From grunt to Guardian: Arctic Guardian HH-60 pilot draws on service as recon Marine
Airlifter Tanker’s Association recognizes Arctic Guardians for evacuation of Afghans
Airlifter Tanker’s Association recognizes Arctic Guardians for evacuation of Afghans
Airlifter Tanker’s Association recognizes Arctic Guardians for evacuation of Afghans
Airlifter Tanker’s Association recognizes Arctic Guardians for evacuation of Afghans
Airlifter Tanker’s Association recognizes Arctic Guardians for evacuation of Afghans
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.
Alaska Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, flip a vehicle while conducting a full mission profile exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2021. The busiest rescue force in the Department of Defense, the 212th RQS 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)
Alaska Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, respond to a simulated mass-casualty incident during a full mission profile exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2021. The busiest rescue force in the Department of Defense, the 212th RQS 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)
Alaska Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, make their way back to a staging area after loading patients on an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter while conducting a full mission profile exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2021. The busiest rescue force in the Department of Defense, the 212th RQS 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 photo by Dana Rosso)