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Air Guard unit receives high marks

By Bonney Bowman 10:08 PM July 17, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

The 176th Alaska Air National Guard Wing is celebrating recent success.

The unit received high marks during a recent evaluation when they were graded in four areas: managing resources, leading people, improving the unit and executing the mission.

The 176th received an overall “effective” rating.

Wing leaders say they’re proud of what the airmen accomplished.

“I’m very excited and ecstatic that they did that, so I’m very happy and pleased with our folks. You couldn’t ask for more because these are Alaskans, serving Alaskans,” said vice wing commander Col. Charles Stevenson.

During the evaluation, the members of the 176th flew more than 130 missions, including air drops of Army troops and equipment. They also simulated a plane crash to test response abilities.

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