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Contractors Receive Medal of Valor for Actions in Afghanistan
From right to left; Brandon R. Seabolt, William T. Nix, and Michael A. Dunne are applauded after each receiving the Medal of Valor during a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, Aug. 14, 2018.  DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Everett Allen
Aug. 15, 2018 - Three retired soldiers were presented with the Defense Department's highest civilian award for valor for exceptional gallantry in action against an armed enemy while serving in Afghanistan as civilian contractors.

Chairman Presents Legion of Merit to Lithuanian Defense Chief
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford Jr, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awards the Legion of Merit to Lithuanian armed forces chief Lt. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Zukas at a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 15, 2018. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Aug. 15, 2018 - Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awarded the Legion of Merit to Lithuanian armed forces chief Lt. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Zukas at a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

Guardsmen Save Woman's Life
U.S. Air Force Maj. Bryan Mathieson, a nurse practitioner assigned to the 181st Intelligence Wing, speaks to the woman whom he, U.S. Air Force Col. William Bray, Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Loh and Air Force 2nd Lt. Brandon Wilmer provided medical assistance on Aug. 12, 2018, at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Molokai, Hawaii.
Aug. 15, 2018 - A group of Guardsmen worked together to get medical attention for a woman who was experiencing a cardiac event at a local medical clinic in Hawaii.
3rd OSS honors a storied past
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Paul Babbitt, with the 3rd Operations Support Squadron aerospace flight equipment section, holds the 3rd OSS patch he designed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 12, 2018. Babbitt had the opportunity to design the new patch after squadron leadership thought an update was necessary.
Aug. 15, 2018 - It’s been said that every successful air mission begins and ends on the flightline. That’s true for a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson unit with a long legacy.

Muldoon Gate to strengthen installation defense, close for 8 weeks
A map shows the detours to be in effect during a Muldoon Gate and Provider Drive closure scheduled for Aug. 20 to Oct. 14, 2018, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Aug. 14, 2018 - The Muldoon Gate and Provider Drive, from the gate to the Shoppette intersection, are scheduled to close from Aug. 20 to Oct. 14. During the closure, Arctic Valley Gate (outbound only) will extend its hours from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additionally, use of Post Road and Richardson Gates is encouraged to not over-stress the Boniface Gate.

'They're battling with me': NCO fights cancer
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Heath Trepanier, a 381st Intelligence Squadron analyst, holds a family photo, one of his most prized possessions, Aug. 7. Trepanier was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma on Jan. 17, 2017. He continues to surpass the 12-month survival timeline he was given at that time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Javier Alvarez)
Aug. 10, 2018 - (Editor’s note: This is a first in a series of articles on Tech. Sgt. Trepanier) A thin white coat

JBER cares for children's safety
Aug. 10, 2018 - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is home to 1,600 students from kindergarten through sixth grade. With five schools in session starting Aug. 20, residents should prepare for the changeover.

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is greeted by Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Commander of Alaska Command and the 11th Air Force at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug.8, 2018. During her visit Wilson plans to meet with JBER Airmen and personally see the unique capabilities they bring to the Pacific theater.
Aug. 10, 2018 - Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visits Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 8 to 10, 2018.

Not your father’s GI Bill: DOD implements changes to veterans’ education benefits
U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers attend a class at the education center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 8, 2018. The Education Center assists Airmen, Soldiers and family members in meeting their personal and professional development goals through a variety of educational, training and testing programs.
Aug. 7, 2018 - The Department of Defense issued a fundamental change July 12, 2018, to its policy on the transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits. Effective one year from the date of this change, eligibility to transfer those benefits will be limited to service members with less than 16 years of total active duty or selected reserve service.

3rd Wing to transfer leadership from Niemi to Davis
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Air Force Col. Christopher Niemi became the 3rd Wing commander in a change-of-command ceremony May 20, 2016 at Hangar 1 on JBER. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)
Aug. 1, 2018 - The 3rd Wing is scheduled to host a change-of-command ceremony at Hangar 1 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Aug. 6, 2018. U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Niemi will transfer command of the wing to U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Davis.

The Dirty Dozen challenges JBER services members, community
Airmen, Soldiers, and civilians participate in the Dirty Dozen challenge held during Resiliency Day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 25, 2017. Dirty Dozen is a series of 12 challenges, each testing the team physically and intellectually.
Aug. 1, 2018 - The Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson “Arctic Diamonds” are hosting the “Dirty Dozen” Aug. 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Hillberg Ski Area at JBER, Alaska.
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