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May 25, 2023

Wounded Warriors Find Solace in Athletics

Two U.S. Air Force veterans who concluded their active-duty careers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are competing in the upcoming Department of Defense-wide Warrior Games Challenge at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, June 1 to 15.

May 4, 2023

Through it all, Airman bounces back after hardship

An Airman from the 176th Communications Flight exemplifies someone who had a difficult childhood but refused to give up in the face of their struggles by using her military career and available resources to overcome adversity and achieve success.

April 26, 2023

673d Medical Group Airmen hone emergency response skills

673d Medical Group Airmen hone emergency response skills during the Arctic Warrior Challenge. The Arctic Warrior Challenge was a scenario-based field training exercise designed to hone the 673d Medical Group Airmen’s tactical combat casualty care (TCCC) skills, improve operational readiness, and foster unit cohesion.

March 30, 2023

JBER Defender's Readiness Nurtures His Excellence

A U.S. Air Force 673d Security Forces Squadron combat arms Airman was cross-country skiing when he saw a U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter crash-land in Talkeetna, Alaska, Feb. 5, 2023.

March 14, 2023

JBER partakes in Exercise Ultimate Caduceus 2023

The U.S. Transportation Command kicked off Exercise Ultimate Caduceus 2023’s field training portion with key players from 673d Medical Group and Golf Company, Detachment 2, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, Alaska National Guard at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska on March 13.

Feb. 6, 2023

Two Groups celebrate opening of tunnel connecting three critical warehouses

The 673d Logistics Readiness Group and the 673d Medical Group band together to commemorate the grand opening of a tunnel connecting three critical warehouses on JBER, February 3, 2023.

Oct. 17, 2022

Defense Health Agency leaders chart course for future success

On Sept. 15 the Defense Health Agency Alaska Market, which was formally established in late 2021, hosted its first-ever strategic planning conference in Anchorage.

Sept. 13, 2022

JBER Hospital hosts first K-9 combat medical training course

The 673d Medical Group, with the help of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Veterinary Treatment Facility, held its first-ever K-9 Tactical Combat Casualty Care class at the JBER hospital Sept. 1. The joint branch course touched on life saving topics such as emergency airway management, abdominal trauma, transfusions, blast and burn injuries, and more for canines. 

March 29, 2022

JBER lab team increases capabilities, postured for future

The 673d Medical Group Laboratory team greatly increased its capabilities to test for the COVID-19 virus and other respiratory infections when it acquired two high-capacity analyzers — one in November 2021, and another in January 2022.

March 29, 2022

Braving the Last Frontier: recounting the ITI 1,000-mile ultramarathon

Frozen air whips by, sinking its teeth into any inch of exposed skin it can find. Snow pushes in from all sides, forcing its way through waterproofed layers and attempting to soak everything beneath. Dozens of pounds of gear are pulling and dragging and begging to stop as they are carried ever deeper into the Alaska wilderness. 

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