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March 2, 2023

'3 Geronimo' paratroopers conduct CALFEX

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division, “Arctic Angels,” conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise at the infantry squad battle course on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 22, 2023.

Jan. 19, 2023

24 SOW D-Cell, pioneers of the ACE concept, hone arctic skills in Alaska

Agile Combat Employment is one of the most talked-about concepts in the Air Force. The ability to rapidly deploy and establish forward operating locations, manned by multi-capable Airmen, is the way the Air Force is crafting the future of warfare.  The Airmen of the 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1, also known as Deployment Cell or “D-Cell,” have been doing just this for over 60 years.

Oct. 20, 2022

3rd OSS Air Traffic Controllers watch over the sky

The controllers from the 3rd Operations Support Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson face unique challenges. They are in charge of managing a complex airspace with many adjacent facilities and the only base in the Pacific Air Force with intersecting runways.

Oct. 17, 2022

703rd AMXS introduces Master Technician Program to PACAF

The 703rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron held its first Master Technician Program induction ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Oct. 13. The master technician program introduces multi-functional technicians who are experts in their primary career field and have core capabilities in additional career fields.

Sept. 9, 2022

773d CES gives Arctic Valley star new lights

Every year, members of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s 773d CES are tasked with performing maintenance work and renovations required on the 300-foot-wide star that sits at the edge of Mount Gordon Lyon. This year, an entirely new system is being put in place that will ease the burden of maintenance and troubleshooting, as well as the installation of new lights that will breathe new life into the star.

Aug. 18, 2022

Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies opens on JBER

The Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies held its grand opening ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Aug. 11.

April 10, 2022

3rd ASOS jumps Geronimo

The 3rd ASOS completed the helicopter jump on Geronimo Drop Zone, maximizing total-force training to demonstrate short-notice mission readiness in an arctic environment.

March 29, 2022

377th PFAR conduct artillery live-fire training

USARAK trains year-round in an arctic environment to prepare for real-world combat missions, and uses artillery live-fire training to strengthen and hone artillery skills.

Feb. 22, 2022

1-501st Scout Platoon holds reconnaissance and mobility training

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the Scout Platoon, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, hold reconnaissance training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 10, 2022. The training consisted of trailblazing undeveloped wilderness and scouting a simulated opposition force. The Scout Platoon held the training to test reconnaissance and mobility capabilities in an arctic environment.

Feb. 22, 2022

611 ACOMS conduct cyber defense activities in remote Arctic location

Stepping off a U.S. Air Force C-12 Huron and into freezing air, four members of the 611th Air Communications Squadron made their way to one of the most remote radar sites in the country, located 350 miles above the Arctic Circle and just outside the village of Utqiagvik.

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