Juneau, AK (KINY) - The Alaska National Guard are hosting a grand opening at the armory in Juneau for the Air Guard's new recruitment office.
General public are invited and encouraged to join. The event kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday ) from 12pm to 2pm.
"There's been a lot of interest in the Air Guard from people in Southeast Alaska," said Senior Master Sgt. Vickie Padello, Alaska Air Guard recruiting and retention superintendent. “We want to be able to reach more Alaskans with the opportunity to join our organization,” she said.
The new office will be at the National Guard armory, which is being shared with the UAS recreation center. The Guard hope to share the knowledge on their tuition assistance, life insurance, and free training in civilian-transferrable skills.
Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski are scheduled to attend, along with the Alaska National Guard adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Laurie Hummel, and the Alaska Air National Guard commander, Col. Torrence Saxe.
Following the ribbon cutting, Airmen who represent a variety of career field options will be available to speak with community members and answer questions about different jobs that are available now. The Alaska Air Guard’s C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker, HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60 Pave Hawk aircraft will be on display at a nearby airfield with refreshments. Ceremony attendees are invited to use a courtesy shuttle to the static displays.