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As the 49th state, "The Last Frontier" is a latecomer to combat. The U.S. bought the remote, sparsely populated territory in 1867, and the Alaska Territorial Guard was created in 1939. The state organized its 297th Infantry in September 1941, three months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The "Eskimo Scouts" replaced the 297th as a home defense force and later became part of the Alaska Guard. Alaska's first combat came after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, with Soldiers patrolling and staffing checkpoints near Baghdad, working as military advisers with the Mongolian Army in Iraq and as embedded trainers with the Afghan National Army in Afghanistan. Today there's room for you on Alaska's expanding path to honor.

 Brigadier General LEON M. BRIDGES

 State And Federal Mission:

State Mission:
When Army National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control,
they report to the governor through the state Adjutant General. Each of the
54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the Adjutant General of the
state or territory. Under state law, the Army 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.

Federal Mission:
The Army National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained,
well-equipped combat units available for prompt mobilization during federal
military operations. During peacetime, these combat-ready units and support
units are assigned to one of two Alaska National Guard major commands to
carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness,
humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operations Enduring Freedom
in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.

While the Army National Guard provides almost half of the Army's combat
units, the National Guard also contains communications, engineer, logistics,
military police and other combat support organizations capable of deploying
to military operations around the globe.

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