Arctic Guardians earn valor awards for actions during Al Asad evacuation
230211-Z-ZY202-1030.JPG Photo By: David Bedard

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guard Col. Joshua Armstrong, 176th Operations Group commander, speaks following his award of a Bronze Star Medal during a Feb. 11, 2023, awards ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Armstrong earned the award for his actions as the 26th Expeditionary Squadron commander during the Jan. 8 Iranian theater ballistic missile attack on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. (Alaska Air National Guard photo by Maj. David Bedard)


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