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May 25, 2023

Northern Edge 23-1: Alaska’s Role in Joint Forces Readiness

Alaska plays an instrumental role in the United States military strategy; Gen. Billy Mitchell famously told Congress in 1935 he believed Alaska to be “the most important strategic place in the world.”

April 11, 2023

Blind Betty: JBER’s resident disabled black bear

Tasked with the safety of people and animals on base and enforcement of laws and recreation regulation on base, 673d Civil Engineer Squadron conservation law enforcement officers often respond to bears or other wildlife in residential areas on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. In 2021, JBER’s chief CLEO responded to a call regarding a particular bear napping under a playground slide.

April 8, 2023

525th Fighter Squadron returns home after successful deployment in Japan

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The 525th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, also known as the Bulldogs, returned home from Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 8 after a five-month deployment to support Pacific Air Forces’ efforts to bring more advanced fighter aircraft forward to the western Pacific while Kadena Air Base’s F-15C Eagles began their journey back to the United States.

March 2, 2023

Arctic Spark Innovation Lab Takes Steps in Upgrading Cold Weather Gear

History shows innovation and creative solutions win wars, save time, lives and money. The Arctic Spark Innovation Lab is currently working on several innovative projects, one of which is finding solutions to upgrade the Air Force’s seven-layer arctic gear.

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.

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