Alaska National Guard kicks off IRT project in support of Shepard Point oil spill response site
230726-Z-DX219-1008.JPG Photo By: Robert DeBerry

Shepard Point, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brenden Turney, a fire protection craftsman from the 176th Civil Engineer Squadron, delimbs a tree as part of an Innovative Readiness Training project at Shepard Point, near Cordova, July 26, 2023. Twelve 176th Wing Guardsmen are clearing a 5.5-acre site for the Shepard Point Marine Tribal Transportation Oil Spill & Marine Casualty Response Facility. The IRT program is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense that leverages the skills and capabilities of military personnel to support civil-military cooperation, humanitarian missions, and community development. (Alaska National Guard photo by Robert DeBerry)


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