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”.

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