“Elmendorf AFB 176th Air Defense Squadron” vintage style poster art by – Squadron Posters!
Elmendorf AFB 176th Air Defense Squadron
176th Air Defense Squadron poster art.
The 176th Air Defense Squadron (176 ADS) is part of the 176th Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Comprised of Air National Guardsmen and Royal Canadian Air Force members working 24/7/365, the 176th Air Defense Squadron ensures the Air Sovereignty and Homeland Defense of 1.3 million square miles of airspace around Alaska.
From a secure, high-tech facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the men and women of this 176th Air Defense Squadron unit keep continuous watch on the skies over North America. The facility, called a Region Air Operations Center (or RAOC, usually pronounced “ray-ock”) is part of the Alaskan NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Region. The guard members who staff it work closely with active-duty members of the Alaskan NORAD Region, the 11th Air Force and a Canadian Forces Air Command detachment to detect and intercept any intrusion into U.S. or Canadian airspace. Nickname: “Top Rock” Motto: “Eyes of the North”.