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Encouraging resiliency through recreation
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Rob Marshall stand-up paddleboards with Outdoor Adventure Program staff members out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2019, at nearby Portage Lake in Anchorage, Alaska. Marshall, as the deputy chief of the Research and Scholarship Division at the Center for Character and Leadership Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy, visited JBER to advocate for the use of adventure- and experiental-based learning in resiliency efforts.He encouraged the OAP employees to make emotional intelligence conversations a part of the recreational programs they offer to help service members with resiliency.
Aug. 23, 2019 - Within just an hour’s drive of Anchorage are hundreds of opportunities for Airmen and Soldiers to get outside and enjoy the beauty Alaska is known for globally. As the days at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson quickly head toward near-complete darkness, the visit of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Rob Marshall Aug. 20 through 22 was well timed. A long-time advocate for resiliency and well-being through outdoors adventures, his stay here coincided with an Air Force-wide “resiliency tactical pause.”

JBER firefighters help fight McKinley Fire
Airmen 1st Class Brody Patterson and Colin Saumier, firefighters with the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services Flight, take a break from suppression efforts fighting the McKinley Fire near mile marker 90 along the Parks Highway in Alaska, Aug. 19, 2019. The Matanuska-Susitna area fire management officer requested assistance from the JBER taskforce, which immediately responded and fought the fire alongside local and state firefighters.
Aug. 23, 2019 - Fifteen firefighters from the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services Flight and three firefighters from the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wildland Support Module returned to JBER at approximately 10 p.m. Aug. 22, from assisting with efforts to suppress the McKinley Fire.

Alaska Army and Air Guard members help fight wildfires
The Alaska Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, supports the McKinley Fire suppression mission Aug. 19, 2019, with two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The helicopters dropped more than 100,000 gallons of water during a total of 9.5 flight hours in support of this mission.
Aug. 22, 2019 - The Alaska Army and Air National Guard have been assisting the Division of Forestry with fire suppression and additional support on the McKinley and Swan Lake Fires since Sunday.

Registering, handling, transporting weapons on JBER
Gun Training
Aug. 20, 2019 - The restrictions pertaining to firearms on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, are different than those for the state of Alaska.

Refueling Operations with the Royal Canadian Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force pilot Capt. Russ Baker, assigned to the 437th Transport Squadron based out of Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Canada, looks out the cockpit windows of his crew’s CC-150 Polaris refueling tanker while performing refueling operations in training airspace over Alaska during the Red Flag-Alaska 19-3 exercise, Aug. 15, 2019. Red Flag-Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. forces, provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment.
Aug. 20, 2019 - Royal Canadian Air Force Airmen assigned to the 437th Transport Squadron based out of Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Canada, perform refueling operations in training airspace over Alaska during the Red Flag-Alaska 19-3 exercise, Aug. 15, 2019

Geronimo Week
Army Lt. Col. Matt Myer addresses paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, veterans of the unit, dependents, and honored guests gathered for 'Geronimo Week' festivities on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2019, celebrating the unit's lineage. The regiment was activated on Nov. 15, 1942, at Camp Toccoa, Ga., served with distinction in World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, as well as the Global War on Terror and continues to uphold the high standards expected of an airborne unit in peacetime duties and on the field of battle.
Aug. 19, 2019 - Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, veterans of the unit, dependants, and honored guests gather for 'Geronimo Week' festivities on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2019, celebrating the unit's lineage. The regiment was activated on Nov. 15, 1942, at Camp Toccoa, Ga., served with distinction in World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, as well as the Global War on Terror and continues to uphold the high standards expected of an airborne unit in peacetime duties and on the field of battle.

JBER builds new DV quarters on Richardson side
Aug. 15, 2019 - The Northern Lights Inn on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, is getting a facelift in the form of four new distinguished visitors’ suites. The project was awarded in October 2018 and is expected to be completed this autumn.
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DOD Headlines
DOD Hosts Early Career Workshop to Serve as Change Initiative Platform for the Acquisition Workforce
Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, hosts the inaugural Early Career Workshop at the Pentagon.
July 1, 2019 - Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord hosts the inaugural Early Career Workshop at the Pentagon.

‘Atomic Veterans’ Can Apply For Defense Secretary’s Honor Certificate
June 6, 2019 - Veterans who were exposed to radiation in the military between 1945 and 1992 are eligible to apply for the newly created Atomic Veterans Service Certificate signed by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

DOD Policy Chief Welcomes Georgia’s Defense Minister to Pentagon
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood, right, hosts Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria at the Pentagon, May 20, 2019. DOD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
May 22, 2019 - Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood met at the Pentagon with Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and to underscore the importance of the U.S.-Georgia defense relationship.

Persistent Engagement, Partnerships, Top Cybercom’s Priorities
May 14, 2019 - As it embarks on its second year as a unified combatant command, U.S. Cyber Command is taking stock of its first year and looking toward the future.

ISIS Continues To Pose Significant Threat, OIR Official Says
U.S. Army mortarmen fire mortars in support of 9th Iraqi Army Division near Tarab, Iraq, during the offensive to liberate West Mosul from ISIS, March 14, 2017. Army photo by Sgt. Thomas Carwell
May 14, 2019 - ISIS still poses a significant threat to Iraq and Syria and to the wider world, the deputy commander for stability for Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve said.
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