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ANGOA is committed to promoting the Alaska National Guard and the professionalism of its officers. Our goal is to provide a venue where current and retired officers come together to meet the needs of today and provide for continued vitality tomorrow.

Mission

  • Advance the interests of the Alaska National Guard
  • Promote the welfare of the Alaska National Guard
  • Encourage friendly social relation among members
  • Provide Member Benefits
  • Communicate Information
  • Promote legislation on behalf of Guard Members

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200 West 34th Avenue, #727 Anchorage, AK, 99503

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Captain Peter R. Browning, ANGOA's Army Company Grade Officer Representative recommended posting this new information on the addition of another GMD. ... See MoreSee Less

MDAA Alert: O-H-I-O August 7, 2014 To provide more options, more capability, more battle space and more defense for the Eastern United States from the threat of long-range ballistic missiles from the Middle East, the U.S. Congress has requested the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) select a third potential missile defense site in the United States. This request stems from the heightening threat of Iran and other future long-range ballistic missile threats which, according to some U.S. intelligence reports to Congress, could materialize as early as next year. The request is also a direct a response to the President's termination in 2009 of a third long-range ground based interceptor missile defense site in Poland which was planned to have been in place by 2012, as well as the termination of Phase 4 in 2013 of President Obama's European missile defense plan. Phase 4 would have seen a SM-3 Block IIB interceptors deployed in Poland by 2020. Both of these terminated programs were to provide a much-needed additional, forward and first layer of missile defense for the Eastern United States against incoming long-range ballistic missile threats from Iran. Our nation's two current long-range ballistic missile defense sites are based in Alaska and California to address the most pressing ballistic missile threat today to the United States presented by North Korea. Although the Alaskan site is near the North Pole, both missile defense sites are further away thereby providing less battle space and limiting options against Iranian missile threats to the Eastern United States. The geographic reality of a more forward based site increases the battle space to enable more interceptors to "shoot, look, shoot" and provides the same level of defense for the Eastern United States as the current two missile defense sites provide the rest of the country. The U.S. Congress and the MDA are now taking the initial steps towards the selection, construction and deployment of the third interceptor site on U.S. soil to adequately fill this gap in U.S. defenses for our nation. The proposed site will be built to hold three missile interceptor fields of 20 each, up to 60 interceptors total, similar to the missile interceptor fields in Fort Greely, Alaska today. MDA has narrowed this potential site to one of four locations in Maine, New York, Michigan and Ohio, with the final selection scheduled two years from now. MDA has also begun environmental impact studies and raising public awareness within these local communities. The dates for MDA's third missile defense site awareness events are: Camp Ravenna, Ohio - August 5, 8, Fort Custer, Michigan - August 12,13,14, Fort Drum, New York - August 19, Portsmouth SERE Training Area, Maine - August 26, 28. After these events conclude, with the input from the local citizens, MDA will draft an environmental study to address all issues and return a year later in 2015 to review its findings with these four communities. This will provide one more opportunity for theses communities to voice their concerns and opinions before the final environmental impact report is put forward to the MDA Director in 2016, when he will make the final recommendation of the best site out of the four. Following this recommendation, the President and Congress will have to authorize and fund the construction of the site, which will take up to four years to build and be fully operational. On Tuesday, around 300 local citizens attended the first Missile Defense Agency informational event for a third missile defense site in Ravenna, Ohio at the Ohio Army National Guard Ravenna Arsenal. Attendees strolled around the gymnasium of a local high school, learning about the U.S. missile defenses, environmental impacts of the site from the numerous information stations, and speaking with the MDA representatives present. Attendees also had the opportunity to voice their opinions, questions or concerns by either making a written statement, or making a verbal statement recorded by a certified court reporter. The vast majority of residents who attended the event were focused on the economic benefits the site would bring to rural Portage County. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the costs of building an Eastern U.S. missile defense site at around 3.6 billion dollars. Some of this would be in construction and personnel costs, which would be multiplied into the local economy, providing jobs and increased consumer spending for local businesses. Those opposed to the site being placed in Ravenna on Tuesday had concern that Ravenna could become a "target" in a conflict. This is a highly unlikely scenario, due to the low priority Ravenna would rank in targeting resources from a threatening country amongst much more valuable and more vulnerable assets in the United Sates, as it would be a daunting challenge to destroy underground silos in a guarded military base in the center of the country. Nevertheless, it is a concern that deserves to be voiced, and is similar to the concerns of the hundreds of small communities in states such as Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota where offensive nuclear missile sites are located. The main point of difference is that this is a defensive system, which does not house any explosive weapon or nuclear weapon of any sort. It can intercept missiles that would pose a threat to the site and to our country by colliding into them, destroying them high in space. As citizens of this country, we have to recognize, tolerate and accept the risks necessary to ensure our freedom and democracy endures. It would seem at first glance that the Ravenna Arsenal, with the command, manning and power of the Ohio National Guard, may be the best location for a third site. It is more centrally located than the other three, allowing the maximum area of defensive coverage of American territory, not limiting itself to just ballistic missile threats from Iran. It is also perhaps the most likely to be selected politically, as Ohio will no doubt be a significant swing state in the 2016 Presidential Elections, when the final decision will be made. Follow the link to view MDA's public presentation on the third site (ppt) ow.ly/A57Vf Put the dot on the I and go O-H-I-O!

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#TBT The A6 Intruder was developed by us to meet the U.S. Navy's need for an aircraft that could attack ground and sea based targets in any weather, day or night. The first Intruder entered service in March 1963. Read more: bit.ly/UDPRua.

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Tops In Blue is Back!!! Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson JBER (official) U.S. Army Alaska Arctic Oasis Community Center

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