168th Wing Mission

Guardians of the Last Frontier providing Air Refueling, Missile Warning, and Space Surveillance for the State and Nation.

State of Alaska

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Get to know the Airmen of the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard! #Airmenofthe168th Senior Airman Grace Magileitil, a financial services technician assigned to the 168th Comptroller Flight, grew up in Guam. She moved to Fairbanks with her husband four years ago and enlisted with the 168th Wing six months after arriving in Alaska. Magileitil provides financial support to help ensure our Airmen are taken care of no matter where they are in the world. She said the best part of her job is the supportive work environment and the opportunity to meet people in the wing. Do you have any unique talents? I was a puppet master for ten years, I taught a kids group and wrote two plays.
ATTENTION: There are SIGNIFICANT changes coming to the transfer aspect of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. If you are interested or are planning to transfer your educational benefits to your dependent(s) get with your Retention Office Manager as soon as possible. The Retention Office Manager for the 168th Wing is: MSgt Rebekah Miller, rebekah.r.miller4.mil@mail.mil, or 907-377-8736.
"Our Guard and Reserve forces train to the same standards as active duty, and without them we would not be able to keep the homefront safe and win the fight overseas." - Gen. David L. Goldfein
Last weekend Airmen from the 168th Wing opened up our KC-135R Stratotanker for public viewing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during Arctic Thunder Open House 2018. Our aircraft was a part of a static display that included several different types of aircraft and vehicles.
We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Independence Day!
From all of us here at the 168th Wing we wish you a safe and happy Independence Day! "And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!" - Francis Scott Key
One of the true benefits of serving in the Air National Guard is having Airmen who get to do something that makes you say, "How Cool Is That?" This is the Air National Guard Band of the South singing "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch for the Tampa Bay Rays - How Cool Is That?
Are fireworks a part of your Fourth of July celebration? This tradition can be dated back to July 4, 1777, when the first fireworks show occurred in Philadelphia, a year after the Declaration of Independence was signed. “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival…It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this time forward forever more.” John Adams
Airmen from multiple wing organizations comprise the 168th's team, and we compete against our active duty counterparts while enjoying our long summer days.
Our mission at Clear Air Force Station is a total force mission, one that could not be accomplished without our active duty counterparts and international service members. On the 13th of June the 13th Space Warning Squadron welcomed a new commander to Clear, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Rutherford. Welcome to Alaska sir!
Here's a video and a little more information about the Air National Guard memorial in Valdez.
During a ceremony today, the town of Valdez paid honor to members of the Alaska Air National Guard. Next time you're in Valdez please take a few moments to visit the memorial.
Tech Sgt. Jasmine Gallatin, a recruiter for the Alaska Air National Guard, was a guest on the live podcast "Streets of Juneau" hosted by Glenn Ojard. She discussed the Guard’s mission, answered caller’s questions about military life and shared her experience as a female in the military. Gallatin is assigned to the 168th recruiting team and is currently stationed as a recruiter for Southeast Alaska in Juneau, Alaska.
If you are in Valdez on this date it would be great to see you at the dedication.
Alaska Air National Guard Airmen from the 168th and 268th Security Forces Squadrons conducted training in core law enforcement tasks during a four-day field training exercise at Clear, June 4-7, 2018. https://www.dvidshub.net/news/280095/security-forces-airmen-take-clear-aim
The 168th Wing Alaska Air National Guard Airmen display the KC-135R to the public during the 18th Annual Kenai Peninsula Air Fair June 9, 2018. The Airmen opened the aircraft to the general public, allowing them to explore the aircraft's flight deck and refueling areas and provided a chance to get to know the Airmen and their mission.
Col. Bryan White officially assumed command of the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, during a ceremony this past Thursday, June 7, 2018. The 168th welcomes Col. White and his family, and we look forward to our future with him at the helm.
Get to know the Airmen of the 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard! #Airmenofthe168th Senior Airman Sean Lake, a heavy mobile equipment mechanic assigned to the 168th Logistics Readiness Squadron, grew up in Delta, Alaska. He joined the 168th Wing three years ago for the opportunity to serve in the military as a citizen Airman in his home state. As a mechanic he inspects, troubleshoots, and repairs vehicles used in support of flying missions around the world. Lake said his favorite part about his job and the 168th Wing is the tight knit community. If you could have any car in the world what would it be? 1956 Corvette or 1969 Camaro ZL1
Security Forces Airmen from the 168th and 268th Security Forces Squadrons participated in a field training exercise at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska, June 4-7, 2018. The Airmen practiced "shoot, move, communicate," manuvers, "traffic stops" and "active shooter response."
Col. Bryan White, commander 168th Wing, greeted students from two local high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps this morning before they began a tour of the 168th Wing. This tour is part of an eight day leadership training camp that combined mentors and volunteers from multiple branches including Army, Air Force, and Marines. Retired Col. Michael Rauenhorst, senior JROTC instructor at North Pole High School, said "Together we can provide better training and opportunites for these students."