Alaska, California rescue squadrons unite to save lives in Southeast Texas

Vidor, Texas—Air National Guardsmen from Alaska’s Chugach Mountains and the heart of California’s Silicon Valley spent last week in the flooded cities of Southeast Texas, with one mission—to save lives. Aircrews, combat rescue officers, pararescuemen and support personnel from the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing and members of the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing joined more than 18,000 National Guard personnel who responded to the call to assist with Hurricane Harvey humanitarian disaster relief operations. The Airmen left home Aug. 28 to help their neighbors in Texas still needing relief and evacuation.

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Alaska National Guard supports hurricane disaster relief operations in Texas

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska—The Alaska Air National Guard is assisting with Hurricane Harvey humanitarian disaster relief operations in Texas this week, taking to the skies and the waters to search for victims needing to be evacuated. The 176th Wing deployed 14 pararescuemen and combat rescue officers from the 212th Rescue Squadron, who have teamed up with PJs from the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing, to respond to mission taskings in Vidor, Texas today.

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Alaska Air National Guard deploys in support of hurricane disaster relief operations

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska-The Alaska Air National Guard is stepping up to assist with Hurricane Harvey humanitarian disaster relief operations. The 176th Wing deployed 21 Airmen in one of their C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, en route to Fort Hood, Texas this morning.

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Advisory: Wildlife Sighting Calls Increase; Here’s What You Need To Know

Advisory from the Anchorage Police Department and Alaska Department of Fish and Game - Reporting all wildlife sightings to 911 not necessary.

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Independent Alaskan Movie Kicks Off Kickstarter Campaign

It is being funded through a combination of a Kickstarter campaign and hundreds of individual volunteers as well as dozens of supporting businesses.

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Baseball Bond Carries Over to Stanford Softball for Frost Family

“There were opportunities for her to go play baseball at smaller schools after high school, but this is where she belongs,” Gregg said.

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REAL ID Bill Passes Senate

Without Real ID compliant ID cards or licenses, Alaskans can't access military and federal facilities or pass through TSA checkpoints at airports.

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Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Hiker in Eagle River Valley

According to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, three good Samaritans found the hypothermic hiker and contacted the Alaska State Troopers.

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Anchorage Police Department Chief Tolley Announces Retirement Current APD Captain Doll Designated as Next Police Chief

“I want to thank Chief Tolley for his leadership – APD is on a path to success, and I hope to continue and expand upon that work.”

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Public Land Access in Knik River Watershed Protected in Settlement Agreement

"We greatly appreciated this opportunity to work with Eklutna to fulfill its land entitlement while preserving public access to state lands."

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