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JBER hospital and clinic to offer extended holiday hours
Jan. 16, 2019 - A policy that went into effect Jan. 1, 2019, states the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital will be open on Pacific Air Forces family days. Family days are commander-designated down days which often occur in conjunction with observed government holidays.

JBER Library to host 4th annual Comic Con
Air Force Maj. Rudy Talamantez, 611th Air Support Squadron commander, illustrates free comic panels for patrons at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Library 4th Annual Comic Con, Jan. 27, 2018. The event included cosplay, a trivia contest, arts and crafts, and many more activities.
Jan. 16, 2019 - The Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Library is scheduled to offer service members and families an opportunity to shed their day-to-day uniforms and don costumes at the annual Comic Con Jan. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Innovation emerges from earthquake aftermath
Members of the 773d Civil Engineer Squadron utilities shop assemble a 300-foot section of insulated pipe at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 1, 2018.  Following the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake, the Alaska Mission Operations Center suffered a water main break. Due to the long-term cold weather, a temporary solution was decided upon. The innovative thoughts and immediate actions of a handful of Airmen ensured the Alaska Mission Operations Center had water within two days, and saved the U.S. Air Force almost $20,000.
Jan. 14, 2019 - Following the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, teams from several different 773d Civil Engineer Squadron shops were sent out to assess damages and respond to damage reports.

JBER Child Development Centers hiring now!
Latisha Boyd, a Sitka Child Development Center child and youth program assistant, teaches children to sit and eat at a table during meal time at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 14, 2018. All five JBER CDC centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and provide childcare for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Due to a shortage in workers JBER is hiring child development center workers – including teachers, cooks and food service workers.
Jan. 14, 2019 - For quite some time, the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson total force community has encountered a waiting list for child care ranging anywhere from three to nine months.

JBER implements revised CBRN training
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Richard Blackburn, 773d CES Emergency Management chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) instructor shows Tech. Sgt. Kasama Slaton, 673d Medical Operations Squadron, how to identify exposures risks to Senior Airman Kolbe Kleinschnitz, 3rd Maintenance Squadron, during a newly-implemented CBRN defense training course at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 8, 2019. One of the key changes made embraces the reintegration of hands-on, in-person instruction, and reduces computer based training, allowing Airmen to receive a more tailored learning experience.
Jan. 9, 2019 - Effective Jan. 8, 2019, the 773d Civil Engineer Squadron implemented a newly-revised chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense training course at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Evaluation team uses non-destructive testing on JBER Airfields
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jill Reed, Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Airfield Pavement Evaluation Team superintendent, checks a special heavy falling weight Dynatest deflectometer, during an evaluation of Bryant Army Airfield at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Dec. 17, 2018.  A two-person team used non-destructive testing to assess potential non-visible pavement damage at all of JBER’s airfields following the Nov. 30, 7.0 magnitude earthquake, whose epicenter was located just north of the base. The deflectometer simulates 55,000 pounds of weight hitting the pavement at once. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)
Dec. 27, 2018 - Following the Nov. 30 earthquakes rocking the Anchorage, Alaska area, team Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson immediately leapt into action evaluating, cleaning up and repairing damages sustained.

Team JBER welcomes Tyndall F-22s
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, lands at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 17, 2018. Following the damage from Hurricane Michael on Oct. 6, several Tyndall F-22s have been temporarily reassigned to JBER.
Dec. 19, 2018 - Following the recent catastrophic damage to Tyndall Air Force Base caused by Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10, Tyndall F-22 Raptors have landed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
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DOD Headlines
Alliance Commitment Remains Steadfast, Military Committee Chairman Says
British Royal Air Force Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, addresses NATO chiefs of defense in Brussels following a meeting of the committee, Jan. 16, 2019. NATO photo.
Jan. 16, 2019 - While circumstances have changed since NATO was formed in 1949, the commitment and support to defend alliance members – “is as resolute today as it was in 1949,” the chairman of NATO’s Military Committee said in Brussels.

DIA’s China Military Power Report Details Leaders’ Strategy
People’s Liberation Army troops prepare for a parade in September 2017 commemorating the PLA’s 90th anniversary. Photo from Defense Intelligence Agency 2019 China Military Power report
Jan. 15, 2019 - China’s military rise is well-planned, and Chinese leaders are following a strategy they believe will lead to greater power and influence both regionally and globally, according to an unclassified report released by the Defense Intelligence Agency.

World War II Veterans Pay Homage on Pearl Harbor Anniversary
Jan. 10, 2019 - In tribute to the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a group of 12 World War II veterans journeyed from Austin, Texas, to the nation’s capital to join their brethren in remembering the fallen and honoring those who served.

U.S.-Japan Alliance Remains Cornerstone of Peace in Asia, Commander Says
Navy Cmdr. Jimmie Jensen, left, commander of the USS Germantown, explains the function of the ship’s well deck to Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, right, commander of U.S. Forces Japan, and Maritime Self-Defense Force Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of staff for Joint Japan Staff, during a tour of the ship, Nov. 19, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Crouch
Jan. 10, 2019 - The U.S.-Japan alliance remains the cornerstone for peace and stability in Asia even as it has adapted to changing threats, the commander of U.S. Forces Japan said during a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo.

Commander Stresses Importance of Indo-Pacific Partnerships
Navy Adm. Philip S. Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, answers questions during a panel discussion at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, Jan. 9, 2019. The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Robin W. Peak
Jan. 9, 2019 - Carrying the message that the Indo-Pacific region should be about building communities, not about confrontation, the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command participated in a panel discussion as part of the Raisina Dialogue, an annual multinational conference geared toward issues facing the global community.
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