Airmen from the Alaska Air National Guard 176th Aircraft Maintenance from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and the active duty 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducted a joint operation to transport an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from Bethel to JBER in early January 2024.
240105-Z-PB632-1001.JPG Photo By: Dana Rosso

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Airmen from the 176th and 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons tow an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter out of the Alaska Army National Guard hangar in Bethel, Alaska, to a 144th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III in preparation to load and transport the helicopter to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richadson. The Pave Hawk experienced a malfunction after completing a medevac mission in Western Alaska. The aircraft landed safely at the Alaska Army National Guard hangar in Bethel after the mission but was unable to complete the trip back to JBER. The ability to seamlessly transition from rescue operations to global mobility provides the 176th Wing with a strategic edge, showcasing the Wing’s commitment to agile combat employment and effectiveness when handling complex situations, both within the state and across the globe. (Alaska National Guard photo by Dana Rosso)


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