• Running toward a better tomorrow

    Airman 1st Class Jase Pursley barely managed to hold himself up over the nearest trash can, gasping for quick breaths between the vomit he failed to keep back. It was his junior year, he had just placed fourth in his 3,200-meter race for the Chinook High School track team, and his coach was patting

  • Mission readiness starts with combating seasonal affective disorder

    With winter fast approaching, True North, a division within the U.S. Air Force that supports strengthening military members’ resilience and their mental health, is taking the initiative to combat seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, with mood-boosting stations for the 673d Security Forces

  • Panel discussion highlights Native American, Alaska Native Heritage month

    In recognition of November as Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, servicemembers across JBER came together to celebrate and honor those rich cultural legacies during a discussion panel last Friday, Nov. 17.This annual observance serves as a reminder of the significant contributions

  • Civilian Airman recognized at national level

    A heavy-equipment maintainer from the 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron was recognized as the heavy equipment Technician of the Year by a national heavy-equipment organization.

  • Strengthening and sharing my Lumbee heritage

    In Pembroke, North Carolina, amongst the longleaf pines and swamps, where the dark water of the Lumber River flows, exists a small tribe called the Lumbee. Pembroke is a small town with deep roots of history and heritage. Everybody knows everybody, and if they don’t know you, they know who your

  • New murals at fitness center commemorate service members

    After completing recent renovations, the Buckner Fitness Center has reopened with new murals illustrating various missions and service members at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.These new murals showed aircraft, such as the F-22 Raptor and the C-17 Globemaster III, but primarily featured the

  • JBER sharpens readiness through exercise Polar Force

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The 673d Air Base Wing conducted Polar Force, a quarterly exercise designed to test mission readiness and hone Airmen’s skills and techniques in a simulated expeditionary environment, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 6 through 8, 2023.

  • JBER Iditarod dining facility to undergo $1.3 million renovation

    The Iditarod Dining Facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska will be closing for renovation starting in January of 2024.Funding of $1.3 million will be invested into overhauling the dining facility in order to continue serving quality meals to service members and their families here.