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Feb. 26, 2021

Crash Recovery team moves F-4 Phantom display

If you're a regular through the Government Hill gate into Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, you're probably at least vaguely aware of the F-4 Phantom that has stood vigil outside the fence for the last three decades. All of the static display aircraft need regular maintenance due to Alaska's unforgiving climate – usually in the form of small touch-ups and checks. But periodically they need a complete overhaul, and that's a much bigger proposition, taking months of coordination.

Feb. 17, 2021

The right fit

"Women have been performing in every combat mission; we owe it to them to have gear that fits," said then-Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein in March 2018.

Feb. 5, 2021

Firebirds training in southwestern US highlights C-17 capabilities

On the morning of Jan. 8, 2021, 13 U.S. Airmen, all assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron, boarded a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft and flew from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to March Air Reserve Base, California. Their mission: to train and prepare for global operations in a deployed environment.

Jan. 14, 2021

Squadron medics keep Airmen healthy

The 3rd Wing currently has three flight surgeons and eight independent duty medical technicians to keep pilots and crew members physically capable of carrying out the wing’s mission.

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.

Nov. 12, 2020

AFLCMC delivers Integrated Aircrew Ensemble to 90th Fighter Squadron

In an effort to improve pilot safety and comfort, the Agile Combat Support Directorate’s Human Systems Division is in the process of delivering the Integrated Aircrew Ensemble (IAE) to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Nov. 12, 2020

JBER MUNS-man revamps training

Ammo troops with the 3rd Munitions Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, will notice their required training is new and improved this year, thanks in large part to the training section chief.

Nov. 5, 2020

Deicing simulator enables Airmen to train year-round

Alaska is a winter wonderland from October through March. Those living can stare at the picturesque view of the flight line with aircraft blanketed in snow. However, those aircraft will eventually take off to fulfill their mission requirements and it’s the Airmen from the 3rd Maintenance Group who provide around-the-clock support getting the aircraft ready at a moment's notice, snow and all.

Sept. 17, 2020

Racing engines: 3rd Wing first to meet standards

The 3rd Maintenance Squadron recently finished a Time Compliance Technical Order to replace all low-pressure turbine blades on all F-22 Raptors in the JBER fleet, and they are the first base to do so.

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.

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