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Jan. 28, 2022

3rd Wing in action at JBER

Aircraft assigned to 3rd Wing take off and land at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 27, 2022.

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. 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. 

Oct. 29, 2021

Innovative Agile Combat Employment training brings AMUs together at JBER

Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft taxied down the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson pavement and pulled up alongside F-22 Raptors outside the 525th Fighter Squadron’s kennels Oct. 26. A crowd of Airmen waited near heaters outside as the airplanes and crew chiefs performed their ritual dance of flap and arm movements.

Aug. 8, 2021

First to Fly 2,000 Hours in F-22 Raptor

Lt. Col. Ryan Pelkola, 302d Fighter Squadron director of operations, became the first pilot to reach the 2,000 flight hour achievement in the F-22 Raptor, August 7, 2021.

Jan. 12, 2021

Air Force NCO keeps mission going

Keeping aircraft flying is critical to the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson mission – but it isn't as simple as a pilot getting into a plane. There is a great deal of maintenance, and scheduling that maintenance and making sure it is top-notch is no easy task; hundreds of Airmen work daily to make it happen.

July 30, 2020

3rd Wing Airmen continue to set new records

Despite the challenges of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3rd Wing set a new flying record in June, accomplishing 810 sorties. It is by far the highest number to date since the arrival of the F-22 Raptors here at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

July 9, 2020

3rd Wing logs 168 sorties in 4 days

Recently, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s 90th Fighter Squadron and 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit logged a whopping 168 sorties in just four days.

May 7, 2020

Airpower demo showcases mission readiness, total force integration

Airmen and aircraft from across Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson participated in a “Moose Walk” and integrated training event here and at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, or JPARC, May 5.

March 27, 2019

JBER F-22s Demonstrate Combat Capabilities

Twenty-four F-22 Raptors from 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group, a C-17 Globemaster III and an E-3 Sentry participate in a close formation taxi, known as an Elephant Walk, March 26, 2019, during a Polar Force exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. This two-week exercise gives squadrons an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to forward deploy and deliver overwhelming combat power.

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