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3rd MUNS brings WAMMO 4 Life to JBER
Jan. 25, 2023 - Each month, the 3rd Munitions Squadron hosts Weapons and Ammo 4 Life, a MUNS-focused adaption of the Air Force maintainer “Airman for Life” concept. Designed to promote resilience, a healthy work-life balance, and educate...

24 SOW D-Cell, pioneers of the ACE concept, hone arctic skills in Alaska
Special Tactics Airmen assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1, also known as Deployment Cell or “D-Cell”, treat a simulated combat casualty as an Alaska National Guard HH-60M, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, approaches for medevac during a training exercise at Camp Mad Bull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. Based out of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, D-Cell consists of 54 members across 15 job codes forming four agile teams, whose primary role is to
Jan. 19, 2023 - Agile Combat Employment is one of the most talked-about concepts in the Air Force. The ability to rapidly deploy and establish forward operating locations, manned by multi-capable Airmen, is the way the Air Force is crafting...

Retired Chief hosts leadership workshop at JBER
Todd Simmons, founder and CEO of the Courageous Leadership Alliance, delivers a seminar to the leaders of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 11, 2022. The goal of the seminar was to emphasize inclusion for all levels of a work environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Moises Vasquez)
Jan. 18, 2023 - Todd Simmons, a former command chief master sergeant and the founder of the Courageous Leadership Alliance, hosted a leadership workshop Jan. 10 and 11, 2023, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska...

517th Airman receives Distinguished Flying Cross
Jan. 18, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Corey Martin, 18th Air Force commander, recognized 27 mobility Airmen for their actions during Operation Allies Refuge with the Distinguished Flying Cross at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 9,...

673 LRS/LGRV keeps vehicles running
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shane Baxter, a maintainer assigned to the 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron, troubleshoots and replaces a connector on a flow sending unit of a 1800 Global Deicer fluid heater system at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2022. The 673d LRS ensures that vehicles are maintained so that flightline operations can continue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shelimar Rivera Rosado)
Jan. 18, 2023 - The 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron Flightline Maintenance Airmen keep flightline maintenance vehicles at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson functioning so that the mission never stops...

PACAF command team visit JBER
U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, PACAF command chief, pose with the 673d Medical Group Below Zero Medicine team at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2023. The Below Zero Medicine team demonstrated their capabilities to deal with medical emergencies and injuries in an Arctic environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Julia Lebens)
Jan. 17, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, PACAF command chief, and their spouses visited the installation Jan. 4-6, 2023...

PACAF command team visits JBER, ‘“Front Lines’” of Indo-Pacific theater
U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, PACAF command chief, are briefed by Tech Sgt. Iesha Richards, a member of the 673d Air Base Wing Communications Squadron, about Fly Away kits and feedback from the recent deployment at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 5, 2023. Wilsbach and Wolfe toured various facilities throughout the installation to meet with Airmen and leadership to get a first-hand look at the broad spectrum of JBER mission sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Julia Lebens)
Jan. 17, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, PACAF command chief, and their spouses visited the installation Jan. 4-6, 2023.The command team holds a combined 22 years of...

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Largest U.S.-Israeli Exercise in History Concludes
Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets fly within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during exercise Juniper Oak, Jan. 25, 2023. Juniper Oak is a large-scale bilateral multi-domain military exercise to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Israeli armed forces contributing to integrated regional security.
Jan. 26, 2023 - Exercise Juniper Oak 23.2 involved roughly 6,400 U.S. service members alongside more than 1,500 Israeli troops...

'Sextortion' Human Trafficking Prevention Month Topic
William H. Booth, director of Defense Human Resources Activity, speaks at a Pentagon event during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Jan. 11, 2023.
Jan. 26, 2023 - The Department of Defense is dedicated to eliminating human trafficking not only because it is a crime against humanity, but also because it disrupts the stability of U.S. national security interests...

U.S., Albanian Leaders Discuss NATO, Bilateral Relations
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III stands with Albanian Defense Minister Niko Peleshi before a bilateral meeting at the Pentagon, Jan. 26, 2023.
Jan. 26, 2023 - U.S. and Albanian defense leaders met at the Pentagon to make a strong bilateral alliance even stronger, as the two nations marked the 30th year of their defense relationship...

DOD Updates Autonomy in Weapons System Directive
A U.S. Army Origin autonomous weapons system uses a tethered unmanned aerial system to help soldiers perform reconnaissance of an area during Project Convergence 22 experimentation Oct. 26, 2022, on Fort Irwin, Calif. The experiment incorporates technologies and concepts from all services and from multinational partners, including in the areas of autonomy, augmented reality, tactical communications, advanced manufacturing, unmanned aerial systems and long-range fires.
Jan. 25, 2023 - The Defense Department updated DOD Directive 3000.09, Autonomy in Weapon Systems, which governs the development and fielding of autonomous and semi-autonomous weapon systems...

Biden Announces Abrams Tanks to Be Delivered to Ukraine
Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Division and airmen with the 40th Airlift Squadron simulate refueling an M1A2 Abrams tank from a C-130J Super Hercules at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 9, 2022.
Jan. 25, 2023 - President Joe Biden announced that the United States will provide Ukraine with 31 M1 Abrams tanks, which is the required number to equip an entire Ukraine tank battalion...

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