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Jan. 25, 2022

Airmen team up across the force to make augmented reality a reality

A jet engine is a complex machine with thousands of individual parts. Layers and layers of pipes, tubes, connectors, and electronics are invisible without taking things apart, making learning the anatomy difficult. Airmen from the 3rd Maintenance Squadron have been working with Airmen from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and Shaw and Seymour Johnson Air Force bases in South and North Carolina respectively, to create augmented-reality glasses, which make learning the systems far easier, using Microsoft’s HoloLens system.

Jan. 19, 2022

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass visits JBER

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2022. Bass visited units across the installation and received various briefings focused on meeting Airmen and immersing herself in the installation’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Farnsworth)

Jan. 19, 2022

CMSgt Nathaniel Perry visits JBER

Chief Master Sergeant Nathaniel "Mike" Perry visited JBER to learn about arctic capabilities and the United States Armed Forces mission in Alaska.

Jan. 19, 2022

COMPACAF visits JBER

U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, prepares to taxi during an F-22 Raptor sortie at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 7, 2022. Wilsbach is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flight hours, primarily in the F-15C, MC-12 and F-22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Britten)

Jan. 19, 2022

PACAF command team, spouses visit JBER

Some may shy away from visiting Alaska during the cold winter months, but the Pacific Air Forces command team along with their spouses visited Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Jan 5-7 and expressed their enjoyment during the visit.

Jan. 18, 2022

PACAF key spouses visit JBER

Cindy Wilsbach, right, first lady of Pacific Air Forces, and Dr. Doniel Wolfe, left, spouse of the PACAF command chief, meet with the Paws for Purple Hearts Alaska team in Anchorage, Alaska, Jan. 7, 2022. During their visit, they learned about the organization’s mission and Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman

Jan. 10, 2022

90th FS pilot selected for NASA’s 2021 astronaut candidate class

From the last frontier to the final frontier, a 90th Fighter Squadron pilot’s lifelong dream has come true. 

Jan. 6, 2022

Alaskan Command Celebrates 75 Years

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska–Alaskan Command celebrated its 75th anniversary January 4, 2022, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The event was hosted by ALCOM’s current commander, Lt. Gen. David Krumm, and attended by two guest speakers, ALCOM commander from 1992 to 1994, retired Gen. Joseph W. Ralston and Director of Joint Staff for the Alaska National Guard, Brig. Gen. Wayne Don. Their words were followed by the unveiling of a new commemorative plaque that will be displayed on the ALCOM building.

Dec. 20, 2021

Crew chiefs rebuild F-22 after fiery crash

Aircraft crew chiefs are typically responsible for daily maintenance, aircraft care and inspections to ensure their aircraft are mission ready. However, two crew chiefs at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson became part of a unique team tasked with rebuilding an F-22 Raptor.

Dec. 7, 2021

517th Airlift Squadron prepares for training sortie

The 517th Airlift Squadron prepares to launch a training sortie at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 2, 2021. The 517th AS regularly performs training sorties to maintain mission readiness in an arctic environment.

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