Arctic Guardians earn valor awards for actions during Al Asad evacuation
230211-Z-ZY202-1026.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 and Space Commendation Medal to Lt. Col. Nicholas Miller, 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron director of operations, during a Feb. 11, 2023, awards ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Miller earned the award for his 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)


This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at , which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

Back to Gallery