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Alaska Wing Aligns Underneath State Agency

Col. Kevin McClure

AKWG graphicThe Alaska Wing became officially aligned underneath the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs this month, opening the door for closer statewide cooperation and partnership.

Col. Kevin McClure, wing commander, hailed the new arrangement as a welcome change.

“I’ve always thought we belonged under DMVA,” McClure said. “We’re here to support the state in anything they need.”

The new administrative alignment is made possible through a $250,000 grant that will be awarded through DMVA’s Division of akDHSEMHomeland Security and Emergency Management, said Bryan Fisher, division director.

Fisher said the Legislature approved the fiscal 2023 allocation for the Alaska Wing with the intent of having DHS&EM award the annual grant by the beginning of each fiscal year.