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March 31, 2022

F-22s launch for ACE-focused PF 22-4

The 3rd Wing launched F-22 Raptors as part of Polar Force 22-4, an Agile Combat Employment-focused exercise, from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, March 30.

March 30, 2022

773d LRS Airmen establish forward operating base for PF 22-4

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron establish a forward operating base for Polar Force 22-4 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, March 29, 2022. Polar Force is a two-week exercise to test Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s mission readiness and strengthen skills that service members need to

March 29, 2022

JBER lab team increases capabilities, postured for future

The 673d Medical Group Laboratory team greatly increased its capabilities to test for the COVID-19 virus and other respiratory infections when it acquired two high-capacity analyzers — one in November 2021, and another in January 2022.

March 29, 2022

Air Force and Army conduct airborne operations

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, conduct airborne operations over Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 24, 2022. The paratroopers conducted the training to strengthen mission readiness skills in an arctic environment.

March 29, 2022

377th PFAR conduct artillery live-fire training

USARAK trains year-round in an arctic environment to prepare for real-world combat missions, and uses artillery live-fire training to strengthen and hone artillery skills.

March 29, 2022

Braving the Last Frontier: recounting the ITI 1,000-mile ultramarathon

Frozen air whips by, sinking its teeth into any inch of exposed skin it can find. Snow pushes in from all sides, forcing its way through waterproofed layers and attempting to soak everything beneath. Dozens of pounds of gear are pulling and dragging and begging to stop as they are carried ever deeper into the Alaska wilderness. 

March 24, 2022

962nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit preps E-3 Sentry for takeoff

962nd Aircraft Maintenance tow an E-3 Sentry AWACS from its hangar and marshal before takeoff.

March 23, 2022

JBER hosts Chief Induction Ceremony

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson hosted its annual Chief Master Sergeant Induction ceremony March 18.

March 3, 2022

Airmen test MCA capabilities during Operation Talon Lightning

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 732d Air Mobility Squadron and the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, load Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 4, 2022. Task Force Talon deployed one THAAD launcher and supporting equipment and personnel as a THAAD Remote Launch package to Rota International Airport as part of Operation Talon Lightning. The Airmen participated as part of Nodal Lightning, an Air Mobility Command and 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing readiness exercise, demonstrating the organizations’ ability to move personnel and cargo throughout the Indo-Pacific during peacetime and wartime.

March 3, 2022

Air Force and Alaska Army National Guard engineers hold joint operations exercise

Alaska Army National Guard and Air Force engineers held joint operations field training exercise at Camp Mad Bull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2022. The exercise consisted of airlift operations, construction of arctic defensive fighting positions, and a simulated small arms assault designed to evaluate and strengthen responses by Air Force and Alaska Army National Guard personnel. Joint exercises demonstrate cooperation, enhance interoperability, and expand deterrence.

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