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NATCA and the FAA held a press conference at Anchorage Center (ZAN) on April 13, 2017, featuring the story of controller Jessica Earp's flight assist of an F-18 jet in 2016. Earp's work earned her NATCA's Alaskan Region Archie League Medal of Safety Award, presented on March 22, 2017. Press clippings at the links below:

 

KTVA-TV ALASKA

Anchorage air traffic controller awarded for helping save fighter jet pilot

KTUU-TV ANCHORAGE

Anchorage air traffic controller helps guide F-18 to safety

YOUR ALASKA LINK.COM (KTBY-TV, ABC Alaska)

Anchorage Flight Traffic Controller receives award after guiding F-18 to safety

ALASKA PUBLIC MEDIA

Anchorage air traffic controller wins award for Bering Sea save

ALASKA DISPATCH NEWS

A fighter jet lost an engine over the Bering Sea. A voice from afar guided the pilot to safety.