• Wings of legacy: A leader's journey in the spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen

    “The soul of America is what makes us unique among all nations,” stated the White House Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2024, issued on Jan. 31. “We are the only country in the world founded on an idea …. the idea that we are all created equal and deserve to be treated with equal

  • ASYMCA honors Air Force staff sergeant at annual event

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Simpson was recognized at the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska's 47th Annual Salute to the Military event for his exceptional service, leadership, and commitment to community initiatives.

  • JBER's crew chiefs keeping aircraft operational with deicing

    U.S. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Blassi Shoogukwruk, an aircraft de-icing supervisor with the 176th Maintenance Operations Flight, operates the basket of a GL-1800 deicing truck at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Feb. 13, 2024. During the harsh Alaska winter months the mission of the 3rd

  • Civilian first sergeant aims to strengthen resilience

    The duties of Department of Defense civilian employees, as well as their mental health, can often be overlooked in the military world, but when a civilian first sergeant comes into play, it’s a game changer.

  • JBER hosts 2024 chief induction ceremony

    Six senior master sergeants were inducted into the tier of the U.S. Air Force’s highest enlisted rank – chief master sergeant – in a ceremony at the Arctic Warrior Event Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 9, 2024.

  • Building deeper partnerships, one leader at a time

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Martin Castillo, the senior enlisted leader for the 673d Medical Group, was the first in the U.S. Air Force to attend and complete the New Zealand Defence Force Joint Warrant Officer Advance Course at the NZDF Defence College Nov. 18, 2023.

  • Logistics squadron implements cutting-edge fuels training

    The petroleum, oil and lubricants team from the 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron partnered with a local digital media company; the POL school at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; and POL personnel at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, to develop the JBER Fuels Trainer, a virtual-reality program

  • Enhancing military mobility through Arctic logistics

    Units across Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson came together in a joint effort to coordinate rail operations for the first time to support Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center 24-2, U.S. Army Alaska’s largest annual Arctic-readiness exercise.