Alaska State Defense Force Soldiers make history and deploy out of state

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – After their historical first-time activation for duty outside of Alaska, four Alaska State Defense Force Soldiers are expected to return next week from a Puerto Rico deployment where they assisted with relief efforts on the hurricane-ravaged island.

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Homestead Walk-a-thon

Homestead Elementary Student Leadership Council is made up of 38 fourth-sixth graders. Recently they organized an event to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Their well attended Walk-a-thon raised a total of $3,023.

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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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Paying it Forward: Helping Houston

Remember how helpless we all felt after the ground quit quaking and we re-entered our homes if they were still standing? Sirens, ham radio operator message relays, and National Guardsmen rescuing people trapped in the wreckage that Good Friday in 1964. I was one scared kid—in a frontier town of 100,000 people. Now some Alaskans are joining hundreds of Red Cross volunteers from all over the country to provide safe shelter and comfort to people impacted by the hurricane disaster from Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

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Lions Corner: Hurricane Harvey

My friends and family, as Lions we are taught there is no color of skin, no politics allowed, and no religion. We are in 214 countries with all colors of skin, all kinds of political views and many religions. We overcome all of that and work together in common goal of helping our communities. Continue reading to learn how America comes together in this historic flooding event to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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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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