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"The idea that anybody at the headquarters thinks special tactics is irrelevant and should be disbanded is patently false."
A snowstorm and a plane crash stranded 13 in the Alaskan wilderness. The Guardsmen who rescued them have won an award.
Search-and-rescue crews were trying to help sick mountain climbers when a crashed plane needed them, too.
'These things we do’: Alaska’s Air Guard search and rescue teams save lives in the wilderness and in combat
In the almost 30 years since assuming search and rescue alert in Alaska, the Air National Guard's 176th Wing has performed more than 2,000 civilian search and rescues and is credited with saving more than 1,750 lives.
By Harm Venhuizen