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May 9, 2007

You Can Sleep Uninterrupted …Alaska National Guard Stands up Joint Operations Center

The Alaska National Guard is in the midst of a crisis, a practice crisis. Emergency response is what they do best because they practice. More than 200 National Guard Citizen-Soldiers are on duty all across Alaska training in disaster response for the exercise Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2007. In the Joint Operations Center (JOC) at the Alaska

May 9, 2007

National Guard Civil Support Teams Help Kick off

Soldiers and Airmen from the 103rd Civil Support Team of the Alaska National Guard and the 101st Civil Support Team of the Idaho National Guard assisted local police and fire officers of Cordova, Alaska, in a homeland defense training simulation that kicked off the Alaska Shield/Northern Edge training exercise Monday, May 7. Using a Colorado Air

May 8, 2007

Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2007 interagency exercise kicks-off

A plane approaches Alaskan airspace. Its flight plan is logged as Anchorage, Alaska, but it's actually flying toward Cordova, a small town southeast of the city. It could be just a pilot off course - but it could be drug runners, illegal immigrants or even terrorists. The scenario is part of Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2007, an annual exercise that

May 7, 2007

Joint Task Force-Alaska, State of Alaska participates in interagency exercise

Joint Task Force-Alaska and the State of Alaska are among several federal, state, local government and private sector agencies that are participating in exercise Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2007 today through May 18. Alaskans living near or on military bases across the state may see a heightened level of activity during this exercise, potentially

May 4, 2007

Air Force fosters "warrior ethos" in all Airmen

Whether it's the recent changes to basic military training, continual preparation for deployments, engaging in combat or new and better uniforms, Air Force leaders are instilling a warrior mindset in Airmen. That warrior ethos -- the foundation of what it means to be an Airman -- traces its roots to the era when the Air Force first became an

May 3, 2007

National nurses week honors 3rd MDG members

The work of America's 2.9 million registered nurses to save lives and maintain the health of millions of individuals is the focus of this year's National Nurses Week, celebrated annually May 6-12 throughout the United States. This year, the American Nurses Association has selected "Nursing: A Profession and a Passion" as the theme. Annually,

May 3, 2007

Mock deployment helps families understand process

More than 1,000 children and their parents from Elmendorf and Fort Richardson prepare for their deployment with Operation Family Topcover April 20 at Elmendorf's Joint Mobility Complex. Operation Family Topcover is a program designed to inform parents and children of the deployment process for military members. "In a very friendly manner it allows

April 30, 2007

Gen. Hester announces his retirement for Jan. 1, 2008

Gen. Paul V. Hester, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, announced his retirement today. His announcement coincides with the Department of Defense naming Lt. Gen. Carrol "Howie" Chandler as the next Pacific Air Forces commander. Gen. Chandler was also nominated for his fourth star. Gen. Hester assumed command of PACAF in July 2004 and says that despite

April 24, 2007

Soaring eagles

April 23, 2007

Laboratory Week recognizes workers behind the scenes

National Medical Laboratory Week, April 23-27, honors more than 280,000 medical laboratory professionals across the nation who perform and interpret laboratory tests, saving lives and keeping people healthy. Pathologists, histology technicians and laboratory technicians at the 3rd Medical Group are among the many people being honored for their

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