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March 2, 2023

Atop the world: Point Barrow LRRS keep watch over North America

As the sun dipped beneath the horizon on Nov. 18, residents of Utgiagvik, Alaska, embraced 24-hours of darkness that consumed the village for a bone-chilling 65 straight days.

Nov. 1, 2022

Alaskan Command readies deployable comms in joint mobility exercise

Alaskan Command successfully conducted a mobility exercise (MOBEX) to test the command’s capability to deploy, set up, and operate communications equipment any place, any time Oct. 27, 2022.

Jan. 6, 2022

Alaskan Command Celebrates 75 Years

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska–Alaskan Command celebrated its 75th anniversary January 4, 2022, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The event was hosted by ALCOM’s current commander, Lt. Gen. David Krumm, and attended by two guest speakers, ALCOM commander from 1992 to 1994, retired Gen. Joseph W. Ralston and Director of Joint Staff for the Alaska National Guard, Brig. Gen. Wayne Don. Their words were followed by the unveiling of a new commemorative plaque that will be displayed on the ALCOM building.

Sept. 20, 2021

Arctic Speaker Series Highlights Partnership

Alaskan Command hosted its Arctic Speaker Series, September 16, 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. This month’s speakers included the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Anniken Krutnes, the Consul General of Finland, Okko-Pekka Salmimies, and the Embassy of Finland’s Defense Attaché, Colonel Petteri Seppälä. The event focused on the importance of cooperation between Arctic nations, managing resources in an era of climate change and the implications of the Arctic to Homeland Defense.

July 6, 2021

Getting the Job Done

When you receive short notice to get a job done, you do it. This is what the Jacksonville, North Carolina native did. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Keith Miranda, a 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron surveillance evaluator, received a one-day notice to test a new Northern American Aerospace Defense network.

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.

April 10, 2019

Doing it all in JBER’s backyard

Usually the odd man out is something no one wants to be, but the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron owns their exclusivity. With a mission that goes beyond their host installation, they are like no other CES within the Air Force.

Dec. 8, 2017

NTI is the voice that protects the ANR

The Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region provides continuous surveillance of Canadian and U.S. airspace, with the ability to detect and identify any potential threats or interests, and inform essential assets for a timely and effective response.

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