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Oct. 5, 2022

RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 set to begin with multiple Allied Partners participating

RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 is set to begin from Oct. 6 – 21, just a few days away. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson residents and the local community will see multiple aircraft with various color schemes of the C-130s and an E-3 Sentry parked at the runway.

Sept. 23, 2022

USO Alaska supports JBER service members

No matter where they are, the United Service Organizations is renowned for standing with service members and their families. The USO Alaska is dedicated to ensuring every service member feels valued and appreciated by their communities.

Sept. 19, 2022

11th Air Force Commander visits 673d ABW, participates in immersion tour

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. David Nahom participated in a 673d Air Base Wing immersion tour at JBER Sept. 14. The immersion gave Nahom an opportunity to learn firsthand about the role the 673d ABW and JBER play in readiness and defense in the Arctic. He toured facilities, received briefings on innovative projects, met Airmen from various units and recognized outstanding performers.

Sept. 9, 2022

Combat Weather clears the way above Alaska

With weather conditions ranging from unpredictable to outright hostile, the vast and varied environments of Alaska require a specialized team to ensure the safety and effectiveness of service members operating within them.

Aug. 19, 2022

NOAA visits 11th Air Force

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. David Nahom, Commander of Alaskan NORAD Region, Alaskan Command and 11th Air Force held a meeting with members from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the Alaskan NORAD Region, Alaskan Command and 11th Air Force combined headquarters, Aug. 16, 2022.

July 26, 2022

3rd ASOS TACPs climb to new heights

Tactical air control party specialists assigned to Detachment 1, 3rd Air support Operations Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, held mountaineering training at Sunshine Ridge, Alaska, July 20 and 22, 2022. The training consisted of leaning how to use rock climbing tools and techniques to traverse hazardous, and otherwise inaccessible, terrain. 3rd ASOS Airmen utilize Alaska’s varied and austere training locations to prepare for conditions that may be faced on deployment.

July 20, 2022

3rd Wing welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Jamieson assumed command of the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during a ceremony July 15.

June 22, 2022

The Flying Vikings participate in RED FLAG-Alaska 22-2

Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces sponsored exercise that provides realistic simulated combat training. Three C-130 Hercules and more than 100 reservists from the 934th Airlift Wing, the Flying Vikings, from Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station flew to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to participate in this year's second iteration of Red Flag Alaska.

June 15, 2022

673d CONS and PTAC host Alaska-Wide Industry Event

The 673d Contracting Squadron and  Alaska Procurement Technical Assistance Center hosted the 2nd Annual Department of Defense Alaska-Wide Industry Event on May 25-26, allowing DoD agencies across Alaska the opportunity to engage with small businesses. 

June 9, 2022

11th Airborne Division Activation Ceremony

The activation of the 11th Airborne Division returns the historic division to an active Army role, with a focus on operations in extreme cold weather and mountainous high-altitude environments. The ceremonies at Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson reflagged the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, into the 1st and 2nd brigade combat teams, 11th Airborne Division, respectively.

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