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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...

The right fit
Feb. 17, 2021 - "Women have been performing in every combat mission; we owe it to them to have gear that fits," said then-Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein in March 2018...

The 773d LRS hosts commander immersion tour
U.S. Air Force Col. Kirsten Aguilar, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing commander, helps personnel assigned to the 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron issue equipment to Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Alaska during a 773d LRS immersion tour at JBER, Alaska, Jan. 29, 2021. Aguilar familiarized herself with the squadron and its role in supporting the installation’s mission readiness after taking command of the installation July 14, 2020. The 773d LRS provides cargo movement, vehicle operations and aerial port functions to both Airmen and Soldiers across the installation.
Feb. 11, 2021 - U.S. Air Force Col. Kirsten Aguilar, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing commander, participated in a 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron immersion tour at JBER, Alaska, Jan. 29, 2021...

JBER Airmen take the leap from Air to Space
U.S. Space Force Master Sgt. Eric Frass, a Professional Military Education instructor assigned to the 673d Air Base Wing, displays his patch during a U.S. Space Force transfer ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 11, 2021. During the ceremony, JBER had seven Airmen earn their new title of Guardian by officially swearing into the newest branch of the armed forces.
Feb. 11, 2021 - Seven U.S. Airmen from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, swore the Oath of Enlistment to join the U.S. Space Force during a ceremony on Feb. 11, 2021...
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Allies, Partners Critical to U.S. European Command
Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, ground guide their M109A6 Paladin howitzers to the firing point during a direct-fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Sept. 12, 2017.
Feb. 24, 2021 - U.S. European Command works closely with U.S. allies and partners to address evolving challenges posed by its adversaries to secure peace and to protect U.S. interests abroad, its commander said...

Official Describes DOD Hypersonics Development, Strategy and Opportunities
Members of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon Instrumented Measurement Vehicle 2 test team make final preparations prior to a captive-carry test flight of the prototype hypersonic weapon at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 8, 2020.
Feb. 24, 2021 - The Defense Department has developed an integrated strategy to accelerate the development and fielding of offensive hypersonic systems, as well as the capability to defend against adversary hypersonic capabilities...

Joint Warfighting is the Future, SEAC Says
An AH-64 Apache Longbow sits ready for a night mission in northern Iraq, Oct. 12, 2007. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan were a joint effort all along and joint warfighting is widely considered to be the way combat operations will happen in the future.
Feb. 24, 2021 - Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón "CZ" Colón-López said he always works in partnership with senior enlisted advisors from the military services to solve problems in a joint way...

DOD 'Problem Solvers' Imagine Tomorrow During Engineers Week
Modified Bradley fighting vehicles, known as Mission Enabling Technologies Demonstrators, and modified M113 tracked armored personnel carriers, or Robotic Combat Vehicles, are used for the Soldier Operational Experimentation Phase 1 to further develop learning objectives for the manned-unmanned teaming concept, Fort Carson, Colo., Dec. 15, 2020.
Feb. 23, 2021 - There's a lot that engineers within the Defense Department have in common with their counterparts in the private sector, but it's what's different that makes them so important to the defense of the nation...

Cyber Workforce Vital to Protecting National Security
Cyberwarfare specialists serving with the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard engage in weekend training at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., June 3, 2017. Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and chief of the Central Security Service, briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on Cyber Command’s role in the support of the nation’s defense against its adversaries, Feb. 27, 2018. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.
Feb. 23, 2021 - The Defense Department's cyber workforce is tasked with defending virtually every system that the department relies on to protect national security, a cyber leader said...

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