• JBER's crew chiefs keeping aircraft operational with deicing

    U.S. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Blassi Shoogukwruk, an aircraft de-icing supervisor with the 176th Maintenance Operations Flight, operates the basket of a GL-1800 deicing truck at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Feb. 13, 2024. During the harsh Alaska winter months the mission of the 3rd

  • Civilian first sergeant aims to strengthen resilience

    The duties of Department of Defense civilian employees, as well as their mental health, can often be overlooked in the military world, but when a civilian first sergeant comes into play, it’s a game changer.

  • JBER hosts 2024 chief induction ceremony

    Six senior master sergeants were inducted into the tier of the U.S. Air Force’s highest enlisted rank – chief master sergeant – in a ceremony at the Arctic Warrior Event Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 9, 2024.

  • Logistics squadron implements cutting-edge fuels training

    The petroleum, oil and lubricants team from the 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron partnered with a local digital media company; the POL school at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; and POL personnel at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, to develop the JBER Fuels Trainer, a virtual-reality program

  • Opening Ceremony for African-American/Black History Month

    The Hon. Judge Pamela Washington of Florida speaks at the African American/Black History Month opening ceremony at the Arctic Warrior Event Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 2, 2024. Washington was the key speaker for the event. Black History Month, also known as

  • Arctic Warrior Chapel undergoes renovations

    The Arctic Warrior Chapel at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is undergoing renovations due to deterioration caused by the harsh Alaska environment. The renovations began this past October and are set to be completed by this month.

  • Running toward a better tomorrow

    Airman 1st Class Jase Pursley barely managed to hold himself up over the nearest trash can, gasping for quick breaths between the vomit he failed to keep back. It was his junior year, he had just placed fourth in his 3,200-meter race for the Chinook High School track team, and his coach was patting