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Jan. 10, 2022

90th FS pilot selected for NASA’s 2021 astronaut candidate class

From the last frontier to the final frontier, a 90th Fighter Squadron pilot’s lifelong dream has come true. 

Jan. 6, 2022

Alaskan Command Celebrates 75 Years

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska–Alaskan Command celebrated its 75th anniversary January 4, 2022, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The event was hosted by ALCOM’s current commander, Lt. Gen. David Krumm, and attended by two guest speakers, ALCOM commander from 1992 to 1994, retired Gen. Joseph W. Ralston and Director of Joint Staff for the Alaska National Guard, Brig. Gen. Wayne Don. Their words were followed by the unveiling of a new commemorative plaque that will be displayed on the ALCOM building.

Dec. 20, 2021

Crew chiefs rebuild F-22 after fiery crash

Aircraft crew chiefs are typically responsible for daily maintenance, aircraft care and inspections to ensure their aircraft are mission ready. However, two crew chiefs at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson became part of a unique team tasked with rebuilding an F-22 Raptor.

Dec. 7, 2021

517th Airlift Squadron prepares for training sortie

The 517th Airlift Squadron prepares to launch a training sortie at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 2, 2021. The 517th AS regularly performs training sorties to maintain mission readiness in an arctic environment.

Nov. 29, 2021

53rd Wing WSEP enhances air superiority and tests multi-platform interoperability

The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida recently hosted the Weapons System Evaluation Program-East November 8-19, 2021. WSEP is a formal evaluation of a squadron's ability to conduct air-to-air live fire missions. It affords aircrew the opportunity to launch live missiles at threat representative, maneuvering targets while providing maintainers with experience loading live-munitions onto their aircraft.

Nov. 19, 2021

Airmen interested in learning aviation fundamentals, becoming a rated officer can apply for Rated Prep Program until Dec. 2

Active duty Air Force officers and enlisted personnel interested in becoming rated officers have until Dec. 02, 2021 to apply for the Spring 2022 Air Force Rated Preparatory Program (RPP), scheduled for March 20-25, 2022, and March 27-April 01, 2022 in Denton, Texas. Program participants will receive self-paced ground training, approximately eight flight hours in a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 Skylane, and additional training in FAA-certified simulators—helping them become more competitive for rated selection boards.

Nov. 8, 2021

ROKN Cruise Training Task Group visits Alaska

Two Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) ships visited the Port of Alaska as part of a training exercise Nov. 4-6. The ROKN Cruise Training Task Group’s two vessels, a destroyer and a combat support ship, visited Alaska during a 67-day voyage, which marked the first ever trip for ROKN vessels to the state.

Nov. 8, 2021

212th Rescue Squadron teams up with Army National Guard for pararescue training

The 212th Rescue Squadron conducted pararescue training with support from units within the Alaska Air National Guard and Army National Guard. The training consisted of practicing rescue and recovery operations, utilizing two different aircraft and four parachute systems, along with 25 jumpers and 65 total parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan)

Oct. 29, 2021

Innovative Agile Combat Employment training brings AMUs together at JBER

Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft taxied down the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson pavement and pulled up alongside F-22 Raptors outside the 525th Fighter Squadron’s kennels Oct. 26. A crowd of Airmen waited near heaters outside as the airplanes and crew chiefs performed their ritual dance of flap and arm movements.

Oct. 28, 2021

Spartan paratroopers and Indian Army troops share mountaineering techniques during Yudh Abhyas 21

Yudh Abhyas 21 is a bilateral exercise developed to continue to solidify our enduring partnerships, while equipping both the Indian Army and the U.S. Army to successfully meet today's global and regional challenges.

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