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Sept. 23, 2021

Alaska community sends first-term service members to Katmai National Park in remembrance of 9/11

The roaring waterfall reverberates, calling out to the residents in Katmai. Answering the call is not the traditional local, but instead a swarm of brown bears, hungrily awaiting the arrival of salmon.

Sept. 23, 2021

Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.

Sept. 20, 2021

Arctic Speaker Series Highlights Partnership

Alaskan Command hosted its Arctic Speaker Series, September 16, 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. This month’s speakers included the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Anniken Krutnes, the Consul General of Finland, Okko-Pekka Salmimies, and the Embassy of Finland’s Defense Attaché, Colonel Petteri Seppälä. The event focused on the importance of cooperation between Arctic nations, managing resources in an era of climate change and the implications of the Arctic to Homeland Defense.

Sept. 17, 2021

'1 Geronimo' Paratroopers try out for Scout Platoon

JBER paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division try out for the battalion's Scout Platoon. Scout Platoon is a uniquely organized, trained and equipped unit capable of conducting reconnaissance missions in support of and in advance of the battalion.

Sept. 17, 2021

Linking hearts with Heart Link

It’s no secret the military lifestyle is unique. The good news is that there’s an orientation program for new military spouses to aid with understanding acronyms, customs and courtesies, employment assistance, finances, adjusting to living in a new state, medical assistance, and everything in between.

Sept. 10, 2021

Alaska Air National Guard Airmen partner with NPS to rescue bear-mauling victim

Alaska Air National Guard Airmen partner with NPS to rescue bear-mauling victim

Sept. 8, 2021

Arctic Guardians work with partners during Nome, Utqiagvik site surveys

Arctic Guardians work with partners during Nome, Utqiagvik site surveys. When a bear mauled a hunter near Galena, June 10, 2019, the victim was 150 miles from a highway and more than 250 miles from the city of Nome. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, requested assistance from the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing who dispatched rescue Airmen of 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons, which compose the unit’s rescue triad.

Sept. 7, 2021

3rd Wing hosts Immersion Tour

Spouses and community members participated in a 3rd Wing immersion tour at JBER, Alaska, Aug. 31. The 3rd Wing’s mission is to provide air dominance, global mobility, and command and control for Combatant Commanders. While a critical mission, many spouses of 3rd Wing members don’t know exactly what it is their significant other does to support

Sept. 2, 2021

Be prepared during National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and Join Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Emergency Management Flight encourages everyone to educate themselves on how to handle disasters-- before, during, and after.

Aug. 31, 2021

773d CES receives award for snow, ice control excellence

The 773d Civil Engineer Squadron received their ninth Balchen/Post Award for snow and ice control excellence Aug. 16.

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