Arctic Guardians earn valor awards for actions during Al Asad evacuation
230211-Z-ZY202-1012.JPG Photo By: David Bedard

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Anthony Stratton, 176th Wing commander, awards the Air Medal to Staff Sgt. Jasmine Chavez, 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II loadmaster, during a Feb. 11, 2023, awards ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Chavez earned the award for her actions Jan. 7-8, 2020, in support of evacuating Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, during an Iranian theater ballistic missile attack. (Alaska Air National Guard photo by Maj. David Bedard)


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