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Force Support Squadron
Meet Our 168th Wing Recruiters
Undergraduate Pilot Training
Air Refueling Boom Operator
Airman & Family Readiness
Director of Psychological Health (DPH)
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)
Mandatory Suicide Prevention
168th Wing Facts
History of the 168th Wing
Air National Guard Info
ANG Federal Mission
The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
ANG State Mission
When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.
168th Wing Mission
Guardians of the Last Frontier providing air refueling, missile warning, and space surveillance for the state and nation.
State of Alaska
State of Alaska