Sat, February 05, 2022

Forecaster Chat with the AK RCC – Recording is up!

Forecaster Chat #2: A look behind the scenes of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center with USAF Major Kevin Kelly

See the following interview with USAF Major Kevin Kelly of the 176th Wing Alaska Rescue Coordination Center in the recording below. This is an inside look at the RCC’s role in backcountry SAR missions in Alaska and a discussion how to be better prepared to manage a backcountry accident.

Overview of the RCC. Mission, Assets, Area of operation.
Moving parts of a ‘typical’ rescue mission.
RCC’s role along with other rescue organizations.


We’d like to thank Kevin for taking the time to chat with the Chugach NF Avalanche Center and for all the RCC, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, and more do to assist with Search and Rescue in Alaska!