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  • Elmendorf Airmen receive Purple Hearts

    Two 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operators were each presented a Purple Heart during a ceremony here today. Airman 1st Class Benjamin Crain and Staff Sgt. Larry Franklin received the medal for injuries sustained while supporting Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, respectively. Airman

  • Big Month for a Little Town

    August marked a big month for a little town in Alaska. The military will officially finish the Operation Alaskan Road project in Metlakatla Aug. 31 after ten years of construction, training and partnership building. The road will connect the Metlakatla Indian Community to a closer ferry terminal

  • Katmai CDC first in PACAF to earn accreditation

    The Katmai Child Development Center was the first in the Pacific Air Forces to earn accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. "We're proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest

  • Gather ‘round the dinner table, DeCA officials say

    Commissary officials urge military families to enjoy a meal together often, but especially on Monday, Sept. 24, to support Family Day, a national movement that encourages parental involvement in the lives of America's children as a way of decreasing the odds of substance abuse. "Sharing a meal with

  • Air Force officials announce 2008 force-shaping plans

    Air Force officials recently announced plans to meet the 2008 fiscal year end-strength of 328,600, which calls for a force reduction of about 5,400 officers and enlisted members through normal attrition, retirement or force-shaping measures. The reductions are in line with Air Force efforts to

  • 90th Fighter Squadron celebrates 90 years

    An overcast sky and rain didn't stop the F-22 from showing off its air power to wrap up the 90th Fighter Squadron's 90th anniversary. Former and current members of the 90th FS gathered here Aug. 17-20 to recall the squadron's past and look forward to its future. "It is very humbling to be part of a

  • Reserve ushers new era as Raptors arrive

    As six F-22 Raptors flew in over the clear summer sky of Elmendorf AFB Aug.8 from Langley Air Force Base, Va., it not only represented a new day for Pacific Air Forces and Elmendorf AFB, but a new era for the Air Force Reserve Command. The 477th Fighter Group will be associating with the 3rd Wing

  • Elmendorf welcomes F-22A Raptor

    It was a historic day for Elmendorf as the base officially welcomed the first of its F-22A Raptor fleet during a ceremony here Wednesday. Elmendorf became the second operational base and the first Pacific Air Forces installation to receive the Air Force's new superiority fighter. "These incredible