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July 28, 2020

Innovation backing weaves WIDOW into reality

In May 2019, U.S. Air Force Maj. Brad Short, then-3rd Wing chief of weapons and tactics, was conducting mission planning the same way it has been done since the 1940s: on a chalkboard, whiteboard or mapboard. He decided it was time to bring the process into the 21st century — to digitize and automate the process.

July 17, 2020

3rd Wing holds change of command ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. Travolis A. Simmons took command of the 3rd Wing during a change of command ceremony here, July 17, 2020.

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.

Feb. 5, 2020

Special Tactics operators simulate first-ever extreme cold weather FARP with next generation fighters

For the first time, aircrew with the 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, along with a team of Special Tactics Airmen carried out a simulated FARP for F-22 Raptors assigned to Pacific Air Forces’ 3rd Wing in an extreme cold weather environment during Emerald Warrior at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, January 21-31.

Jan. 10, 2020

JBER Airman awarded Bronze Star

JBER Airman Awarded Bronze Star

Oct. 4, 2019

JBER is always Ready

JBER is always ready! This week, Arctic Warriors assigned to JBER executed missions across the full spectrum of agile combat support during the first part of Exercise Polar Force 20-1. JBER is a weapon system, and the Arctic Warriors who put flesh on this weapon system proved they were able to deliver mission assurance and continuity of operations. Always ready!

July 26, 2019

JBER's 3rd Wing celebrates 100th anniversary

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is holding a celebration for the 3rd Wing’s 100th anniversary July 25-27. “The 3rd WG’s contribution to air power has passed the test of time by enduring since its first day in 1919,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Davis, 3rd WG commander.

July 25, 2019

Royal Australian Air Force and US Air Force technicians on the tools together

For the first time, No. 36 Squadron (36SQN) has worked to get United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemasters back into the air under a new cross-servicing arrangement.

May 14, 2019

JBER’s first ‘Flight Leaders Course’ helps shape exceptional leaders

The first Flight Leaders Course at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, took place from May 6 – 10, 2019.

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