• 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.

  • OCOLA decrease to affect JBER service members

    Alaska’s military Overseas Cost-of-Living Allowance, or OCOLA, is set to decrease by four points. The decrease will be implemented in two phases, dropping two points Nov. 16, 2023. The remaining two points will be dropped at a later date to be announced.OCOLA is a non-taxable allowance designed to

  • JBER hosts 2023 senior induction ceremony

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — JBER hosted its 2023 Senior Noncommissioned Officer induction ceremony to celebrate new master sergeants at the Marriott Anchorage Downtown hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, Oct. 20, 2023.

  • Recruitment, retention efforts pay off at CDCs

    The Child and Youth Programs at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, are seeing positive returns in their recruitment and retention efforts as staffing levels continue to climb. After the success of a first-child-free discount at child development centers, multiple pay increases and expansions