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April 14, 2022

3rd MUNS receives munitions, largest Air Force barge operation

U.S. Airmen with the 3rd Munitions Squadron offload BLU-111 munitions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 12, 2022. Over the course of eight days, the 3rd MUNS received the largest barge operation for the Air Force totaling 150,000 pounds of explosive weight. This is the 3rd MUNS annual inventory restock of both training and real-world munitions.

April 13, 2022

JBER Exchange to Host In-Store Events for Military Children Saturdays in April

Military kids can show off their creative skills and play in-store on Saturdays during Month of the Military Child at the JBER Exchange.

April 10, 2022

3rd ASOS jumps Geronimo

The 3rd ASOS completed the helicopter jump on Geronimo Drop Zone, maximizing total-force training to demonstrate short-notice mission readiness in an arctic environment.

April 8, 2022

Solar-hybrid systems make logistical impact on JBER

Recently, Air Force Spark Tank and AFWERX awarded contracts for modular pop-up tents and fabric solar panels, which can harvest a serious amount of power – not only enough to heat and light themselves, but to provide power for troops, communications and electronics plus much more. Pvilion, a company based in Brooklyn, New York, fielded the systems on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson flight line during exercise Polar Force 22-4 on March 31.

April 8, 2022

3rd ASOS jumps Geronimo

Detachment 1, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron completed the CH-47 Chinook helicopter jump on Geronimo Drop Zone with the support of B Company, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, Alaska Army National Guard, maximizing total-force training to demonstrate short-notice mission readiness in an arctic environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Farnsworth)

April 7, 2022

Raptors launch from Ted Stevens during PF 22-4

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing take off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport during Polar Force 22-4 in Anchorage, April 7. The F-22 performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, making it a vital tool to the 21st Century Air Force. The F-22's characteristics provide synergistic effects, increasing lethality against all advanced air threats.

April 5, 2022

F-22s take off from Ted Stevens during PF 22-4

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing takes off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport during Polar Force 22-4 in Anchorage, Alaska, April 5, 2022. The F-22 increases lethality against all advanced air threats by minimizing enemy capabilities to track and engage with the jet due to its stealth, integrated avionics, and supercruise characteristics. The F-22’s characteristics provide synergistic effects, increasing lethality against all advanced air threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Colvin)

April 1, 2022

Total Force C-17 aircrew awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

The deputy commander of the Air Force Reserve awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross to four C-17A Globemaster III aircrew members during a ceremony here Apr. 1, 2022. Three Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis, and an active duty Airman from the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, were recognized for answering their nation’s call when they helped evacuate Americans and their allies out of Afghanistan during Operation Allies Refuge in August 2021. During the ceremony, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Matthew J. Burger, the former commander of the 349th AMW, presented the medals to Lt. Col. Dominic Calderon, 1st Lt. Kyle Anderson and Master Sgt. Silva Foster, from the 301st Airlift Squadron, and Senior Airman Michael Geller of the 517th Airlift Squadron. Also recognized during the ceremony was Staff Sgt. Dennis Gonzales-Furman, of the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Gonzales-Furman served as the aircrew’s flying crew chief during their mission in Afghanistan.

April 1, 2022

3rd Wing commander visits Airmen during PF 22-4

U.S. Air Force Col. Travolis Simmons, the 3rd Wing commander, visited with Airmen who are staging a forward operating base at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for exercise Polar Force 22-4 in Anchorage, Alaska, April 1, 2022. Polar Force is a readiness exercise centered on developing service members who are ready for world-wide

March 31, 2022

F-22s are recovered at Ted Stevens during PF 22-4

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing taxi after landing at Ted Stevens International Airport during Polar Force 22-4 in Anchorage, Alaska, March 31, 2022. The F-22 performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, making it a vital tool to the 21st Century Air Force. The F-22's characteristics provide synergistic effects,

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