• OCOLA decrease to affect JBER service members

    Alaska’s military Overseas Cost-of-Living Allowance, or OCOLA, is set to decrease by four points. The decrease will be implemented in two phases, dropping two points Nov. 16, 2023. The remaining two points will be dropped at a later date to be announced.OCOLA is a non-taxable allowance designed to

  • JBER hosts 2023 senior induction ceremony

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — JBER hosted its 2023 Senior Noncommissioned Officer induction ceremony to celebrate new master sergeants at the Marriott Anchorage Downtown hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, Oct. 20, 2023.

  • Recruitment, retention efforts pay off at CDCs

    The Child and Youth Programs at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, are seeing positive returns in their recruitment and retention efforts as staffing levels continue to climb. After the success of a first-child-free discount at child development centers, multiple pay increases and expansions

  • Marine turned Airman: a journey of service, sacrifice

    Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of Hispanic individuals in shaping American history and culture. Among these individuals is U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jorge L. Galvez, an armament support section chief assigned to the 3rd Wing’s 3rd Munitions Squadron at

  • 3rd Wing focuses on PACAF’s strategic goals

    U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Jamieson, commander of the 3rd Wing, recently held an all-call revisiting the wing’s mission, vision, priorities, and highlighting what to expect in the coming years.With a focus on air dominance, global mobility, and command and control, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s

  • 95th CBRN competes in obstacle course

    U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 95th Chemical Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division, compete in an obstacle course at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 5, 2023. The course focused on team building and

  • Get ready during National Preparedness Month

    September is National Preparedness Month, and the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Office of Emergency Management encourages everyone to learn how to prepare and plan for, respond to, and recover from any disaster.Since its inception in 2004, the annual observance of NPM has served as a timely

  • Conquering Denali Through the WEAR Program

    In a remarkable display of determination and teamwork, U.S. Air Force Capt. Mikayla DeMers, an aircraft maintenance officer assigned to the 525th Fighter Generation Squadron and a mountaineer, along with a group of fellow climbers embarked on a challenging expedition to conquer the mighty Denali,

  • Munitions unit conducts exercise NIMBLE FLURRY

    In an effort to ensure preparedness and enhance combat capabilities, the 3rd Munitions squadron hosted an Agile Combat Employment exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and the surrounding area Sept. 18 through 21.Exercise NIMBLE FLURRY, the largest in the unit’s history, focused on developing