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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexander Garrett poses for the camera on the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), departing Yokosuka, Japan. The Blue Ridge is responsible for patrolling and fostering relationships within the Indo-Pacific region.  Garrett is the first intelligence analyst from the 3rd Wing to support the Blue Ridge.
May 4, 2021 - Straight out of high school, a Mystic, Connecticut native joined the Air Force to explore new places, cultures, people, and ideas.Once assigned to the 3rd Operations Support Squadron as an intelligence analyst, Senior Airman...

Chin’an JBER highlights SAPR, SHARP, ADC, SVC and victim advocates
U.S. Air Force Col. Kirsten Aguilar, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing commander, proclaimed 2021 a year for Chin’an JBER, using the Dena’ina language word for “thank you” to express gratitude to Native Alaskans for hosting the military installation on their traditional lands and to thank the personnel who work tirelessly to serve the JBER community.
April 30, 2021 - This April, Chin’an JBER highlighted members of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, Area Defense Counsel, Special Victims’ Counsel and victim...

Health Promotion teaches meal prep
Marci McGill, the 673d Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Health Promotion dietician, talks to U.S. Airmen and Soldiers about healthy snack food ideas during a Health Promotion nutrition class at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 19, 2021. Health Promotion strives to promote health and wellness for all military members, their dependents, and Department of Defense civilians through community and group events to improve the health, mission readiness and productivity of the military community.
April 30, 2021 - Meal prep is still on-trend in social media circles, but starting can be a challenge. U.S. Airmen and Soldiers attended a Health Promotion-led class and Commissary tour to learn the basics of meal prep and nutrition at Joint...

53rd Wing gears up for Northern Edge 21
An F-15EX Eagle II from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, 53rd Wing, takes flight for the first time out of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 26, 2021, prior to departure for Northern Edge 2021. The F-15EX brings next-generation combat technology to a highly successful fighter airframe that is capable of projecting power across multiple domains for the Joint Force. (U.S Air Force photo by 1st Lt Savanah Bray)
April 29, 2021 - More than 25 aircraft, and hundreds of Airmen, from across the 53rd Wing are headed to Alaska in support of Northern Edge 21, INDOPACOM’s premier bi-annual exercise designed to increase joint combat effectiveness in all...

JBER debuts innovation project during Polar Force 21-5
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Destinee Forte, 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron asset management non-commissioned officer in charge, manages an URSUS fulfillment screen during a test run of the platform during Polar Force 21-5 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 30, 2021. URSUS is a responsive web application that will speed up the deployment process. The exercise allowed URSUS to be tested in a real-world environment and receive instant feedback from Airmen.
April 28, 2021 - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Airmen implemented innovation project URSUS to speed up the deployment process during exercise Polar Force 21-5 March 29 through April 2...

Wildlife and You! A Cautionary Aviation Tale
Jerry Morrill, the 3rd Wing Bird and Wildlife Strike Hazard project leader, documents a bird sighting on the airfield at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 21, 2021.The BASH program uses multiple bird-deterrent methods to keep JBER’s aircraft flying without incident. In 1995, an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System taking off collided with Canada geese; 24 crew members, including two Canadian armed forces personnel, were killed in the crash. Bird mitigation efforts have prevented such accidents since.
April 23, 2021 - You are on a red-eye flight out of Anchorage. Row 27. Middle seat, with a child behind you kicking your seat. Great, could this day get any worse? Seatbelts fastened, tray table up, ready for takeoff - Let’s get this flight...

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
Medical personnel from the 673d Medical Support Squadron pose for a photo during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, 19 April, 2021. National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 18 to 24, is a time to celebrate more than 280,000 medical laboratory professionals across the nation who perform and interpret laboratory tests that save lives and keep people healthy.
April 19, 2021 - National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 18 to 24, is a time to celebrate more than 280,000 medical laboratory professionals across the nation who perform and interpret laboratory tests that save lives and keep...

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VIPs From Around World Visit Defender-Europe 2021 Exercise
Army Staff Sgt. Odale Bell performs post-flight maintenance checks on a CH-47 during Defender Europe in Bulgaria, April 30, 2021. The exercise is designed to build readiness.
May 5, 2021 - The annual Defender-Europe 2021 exercise distinguished visitor day was attended by the Albanian president and prime minister, the U.S. ambassador to Albania and three four-star U.S. generals, Pentagon Press Secretary John F...

Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Integral to U.S. Pandemic Response
In Florida, a Navy hospital corpsman prepares supplies at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s
May 5, 2021 - The Defense Department's Manufacturing Innovation Institutes leveraged their partnerships to enable manufacturers to quickly ramp up production to respond to personal protective equipment needs and protect Americans against...

Agency Provides Critical Supplies to USAID for India Pandemic Response
Air Force airmen assigned to the 60th Aerial Port Squadron strap down cargo in the 60th Aerial Port Squadron Warehouse at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., April 28, 2021.
May 5, 2021 - Rapid COVID-19 test kits and N95 masks are among initial supplies from the Defense Logistics Agency being provided to India as part of the U.S. government's effort to help meet urgent health needs there...

Chief Details National Guard Contributions in a Year of Trial
The Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team takes part in a deployment ceremony in Lafayette, La., Nov. 10, 2020. The unit joined about 2,000 Louisiana Guardsmen who deployed to the Middle East in support of U.S. Central Command operations.
May 5, 2021 - Over the past year, National Guardsmen were called on time and again to help out their fellow U.S. citizens, and they deployed to operations around the world, National Guard Bureau Chief Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson said...

More Work to Be Done to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction, DOD Experts Say
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency uses modest resources to achieve significant returns on investments made in foreign partner agencies that work around the globe to detect, interdict and prosecute illicit shipments of the world’s most dangerous materials. One of many DTRA efforts involved conducting a weapons of mass destruction crime scene operations course in Tbilisi, Georgia, March 12, 2021.
May 5, 2021 - A critical mission of the Defense Department is to dissuade, deter and defeat actors who threaten to use weapons of mass destruction against the United States and its interests...

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