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  • Air National Guard rescues six plane crash victims

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard rescue personnel of the 176th Wing rescued six plane crash victims June 10 near Port Alsworth, about 160 miles southwest of Anchorage.The DHC-2 Beaver aircraft crashed in a heavily wooded area of the Lake Clark National Park and

  • Airmen rescue hypothermic mariner after boat capsizes

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard rescue personnel of the 176th Wing hoisted a hypothermic mariner to safety May 30 about 20 miles southwest of Kodiak Island.The boating party was in a vessel that capsized, triggering an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

  • Air Guard saves man on sportfishing vessel

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - A fisherman who experienced multiple seizures and lost consciousness at sea is safely on land after being airlifted by the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing.The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center activated the wing Jan. 31 due to a medical emergency aboard

  • Helicopter crew rescues injured skier during blizzard

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -  Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing rescued an injured skier Nov. 16 near Arctic Valley about eight miles northeast of downtown Anchorage.The ski party used a cell phone to call the Alaska State Troopers. Due to poor weather, the troopers

  • Alaska Air Guard rescues plane crash, car accident victims

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing medically evacuated a victim of a car accident in Seward before rescuing two victims of a plane crash in Southcentral Alaska Oct. 7.Providence Medical Group contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center and

  • Alaska Air National Guard rescues hypothermic hunter

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing found and rescued a hypothermic hunter Sept. 20 at Paradise Lakes, about 25 miles northeast of Seward.The individual left the party of three other people to seek shelter and was separated from the group. The