144th Airlift Squadron is historic nucleus of 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard
180804-Z-FC240-0018.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Senior Master Sgt. Justin Olsen with the 249th Airlift Squadron, holds both the 144th Airlift Squadron and the 249th Airlift Squadron unit guidons during a discreet patch-changing ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 4. Members of the 249th AS changed their unit affiliation to the 144th AS during the event. The 144 AS has been a part of the Alaska Air National Guard in some form since its founding in 1952. In 2017, the 144 AS divested eight C-130H Hercules aircraft. The ceremony marks the deactivation of the 249th AS as the 144th AS assumes control of the 249th's C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, shared with their active duty partners, the 517th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton/released)


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