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Crash Recovery team moves F-4 Phantom display
Members from the 3rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to the 3rd Wing, and Alaska Crane civilian contractors hoist the McDonnell F-4C Phantom II static display in front of the Government Hill Gate at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb 18, 2021. This aircraft was accessioned by the National Museum of the United States Air Force in 1987 and was a former Hawaii Air National Guard fighter and is being moved temporarily for refurbishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adriana Barrientos)
Feb. 26, 2021 - If you're a regular through the Government Hill gate into Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, you're probably at least vaguely aware of the F-4 Phantom that has stood vigil outside the fence for the last three decades.All of the...

PACAF leaders promote Arctic Defense and Security Orientation course
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, the Pacific Air Forces command chief, displays his Arctic tab at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 17, 2021. PACAF leadership conducted an immersion tour of JBER to learn about the installation's role in readiness and defense in the Arctic as well as focusing on how the base remains postured for the future through new and innovative ideas.
Feb. 25, 2021 - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Arctic Defense and Security Orientation (ADSO) course aims to shed light on the big-picture purpose for defense of the Arctic with a foundational, educational experience...

PACAF leadership conducts JBER immersion tour
U.S. Air Force Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, right, the Pacific Air Forces commander, talks to U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Anthony Stratton, left, the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard commander, about the Alaska Air National Guard’s mission at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 16, 2021. PACAF leadership conducted an immersion tour of JBER to learn about the installation's role in readiness and defense in the Arctic as well as focusing on how the base remains postured for the future through innovative ideas.
Feb. 25, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, PACAF command chief, visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for an immersion tour Feb. 12-18, 2021...

673d CONS hosts commander immersion tour
John Jeffrey, the Construction Flight chief assigned to the 673d Contracting Squadron, gives an overview of his flight to U.S. Air Force Col. Kirsten Aguilar, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing commander, during an immersion tour at JBER, Alaska, Feb. 5, 2021. Aguilar familiarized herself with the 673d CONS and its role in supporting the installation’s mission readiness after taking command of the installation July 14, 2020. The 673d CONS provides acquisition support for units across the installation by managing the purchase of supplies, services and construction.
Feb. 19, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Col. Kirsten Aguilar, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing commander, participated in the 673d Contracting Squadron immersion tour at JBER, Alaska, Feb. 5, 2021...

Spouse of COMPACAF visits Fisher House II
Spouses of Pacific Air Forces and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson senior leaders pause for a photo during a visit to Fisher House II at JBER, Alaska, Feb. 16, 2021. Fisher House II opened in September 2018 and features 16 suites with private bedrooms and baths, and includes a common kitchen, dining room, living room and laundry facilities. Fisher Houses provide free accommodation for families of patients receiving care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers.
Feb. 19, 2021 - Cindy Wilsbach, spouse of the Pacific Air Forces commander, visited Fisher House II with PACAF and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson senior leaders’ spouses at JBER, Alaska, Feb. 16, 2021...

703rd AMXS Airmen keep AWACS flying
Feb. 19, 2021 - Recently, eight Airmen with the 703rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson recovered a 962d Airborne Air Control Squadron E3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft from Ted Stevens...

JBER defenders host commander immersion
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing leadership discuss installation perimeter fencing and patrol with 673d Security Forces Squadron leadership during an immersion with the 673d SFS at JBER, Alaska, Feb. 2, 2021. The tour familiarized base leadership with the 673d SFS and its role in maintaining the safety of the JBER community and security of the installation and its resources.
Feb. 17, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Col. Kirsten Aguilar, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lee Mills, JBER and 673d ABW command chief, participated in a 673d Security Forces...
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Any Response to Early Morning Rocket Attack Will Wait on Investigation
The Department of Defense sign is displayed on the Pentagon's exterior, Jan. 22, 2021.
March 3, 2021 - Ten rockets were launched at the U.S. and ally-occupied Al Asad military base in Iraq. One American contractor suffered a "cardiac episode," and later died as a result, the Pentagon press secretary said. There is an...

Official Explains DOD Data Strategy
Members of the West Virginia National Guard data management team work in the West Virginia Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines as a part of the whole-of-government operation, Feb. 26, 2021, in Charleston, W. Va.
March 3, 2021 - Joint warfighting is at the heart of the Defense Department's Data Strategy, which has three focuses with eight guiding principals containing four essential capabilities, the DOD chief data officer said...

Academy Superintendents Describe Priorities to Lawmakers
Midshipmen toss their covers, which concludes the third swearing-in event for the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2020, May 16, 2020.
March 2, 2021 - The three Defense Department service academy leaders told lawmakers that taking care of people amid the challenges of COVID-19 is among their top priorities...

Admiral Offers Vision for Indo-Pacific
Marine Corps Cpl. Jayden Erie, an anti-tank missileman with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, looks for surface contacts aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset during a Bab el-Mandeb Strait transit, Feb. 27, 2021.
March 2, 2021 - There are four pillars to accomplish military success and support free and open societies in the Indo-Pacific region, the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said...

U.S. Army, South Korea Alliance Strengthens During COVID-19 Vaccine Operations
U.S. Army Col. Huy Luu, commander of the 549th HC/BDAACH, poses for a photo with the South Korea army surgeon general, South Korea Army Medical Command personnel and South Korea Army Integrated Service of Republic of Korea Military Health Care Personnel Program nurses after a tour of a COVID-19 vaccination center.
March 2, 2021 - Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Forces Korea has been working with local national agencies and organizations in South Korea to form a united front in the fight against the disease...

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