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Provide AIR DOMINANCE, GLOBAL MOBILITY, and COMMAND AND CONTROL for Combatant Commanders

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3rd Wing hosts Immersion Tour
Spouses from the 3rd Wing receive a briefing on the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System during an immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2021. The E-3 Sentry holds an advanced surveillance, target detection, and tracking platform, providing an accurate picture of the battlespace. This includes both aircraft and naval vessels, friendly and enemy, providing critical information for battle management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan)
Sept. 7, 2021 - Spouses from the 3rd Wing receive a briefing on the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System during an immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2021. The E-3 Sentry holds an advanced...

U.S., Australian forces strengthen coalition air dominance in RED FLAG-Alaska 21-3
Aug. 27, 2021 - RED FLAG-Alaska 21-3 concluded at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 27, strengthening interoperability and showcasing air dominance in the Indo-Pacific region...

36th Wing and 525th Fighter Squadron Reunite during Pacific Iron 21
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeremy T. Sloane, 36th Wing commander, center, Col. Travolis Simmons, 3rd Wing commander, right and Lt. Col. Matthew Tromans, 525th Fight Squadron commander, left stand in front of an F-22 Raptor assigned to the 525th FS, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 23, 2021. The 525th FS and the F-22 Raptors they fly are currently deployed in support of operation Pacific Iron 2021 at Andersen AFB. Pacific Iron is a U.S. Pacific Air Forces dynamic force employment operation to project forces into the USINDOPACOM’s area of responsibility in support of the 2018 National Defense Strategy which called on the military to be a more lethal, adaptive, and resilient force.
July 26, 2021 - To understand the importance and rarity of the 36th Wing and 525th Fighter Squadron “Bulldogs” reunion, we have to step back in time and see where it all started for 525th FS, the 36th Wing and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam...

Mothers in maintenance
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Megan Medina, assigned to the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, exits the newly acquired lactation pod at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, on June 24, 2021. The 90th AMU is the first maintenance squadron at JBER to receive a lactation pod in support of breast-feeding mothers.
July 7, 2021 - Women of the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are leading the way in innovation and inclusion with their new lactation pod, allowing Airmen who are nursing mothers to continue contributing to the mission at work and at home...

Getting the Job Done
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Keith Miranda, a 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron surveillance evaluator, and native of Jacksonville, NC, recently received a one-day notice to test a new Northern American Aerospace Defense network. Miranda's critical role ensured there were no errors and data transmitted was being received accurately between agencies. The testing is NORAD-wide, and the testing phase spanned through the Continental NORAD Region, Canada NORAD Region, Alaska NORAD region, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning, E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System, and the 176th Air Defense Sector.
July 6, 2021 - When you receive short notice to get a job done, you do it. This is what the Jacksonville, North Carolina native did. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Keith Miranda, a 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron surveillance evaluator,...

Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter Competition
A weapons load crew from the 525th Aircraft Maintenance Unit receives the 3rd Maintenance Group Load Crew of the Quarter award at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 1, 2021. Airmen from the 525th and 90th Aircraft Maintenance Units competed for the title of the 3rd Maintenance Group Load Crew of the Quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Valdes Montijo)
July 6, 2021 - Airmen from the 525th and 90th Aircraft Maintenance Units competed for the title of the 3rd Maintenance Group Load Crew of the Quarter at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 1, 2021...

962nd AACS Airman alleviates the pressure from the E-3 Sentry
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Thomas Boyd, the 3rd Wing noncommissioned officer in charge of Agile Combat Employment, poses for a photo holding his solution to the radio deficiency in the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 27, 2021. The pump created increases the AWACS’ communications capabilities in the air, and reduces the amount of equipment that aircrew and maintenance are required to carry to and from the aircraft.
June 8, 2021 - The 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron E3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft recently received an innovative solution to a radio deficiency, developed by one of their very own Airmen, April 22...

Airman keep on 'wrenching'
Air Force Airman 1srt Class Andrew Mathews, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, use a spanner wrench to lock an LAU-142/A Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile Vertical Ejection Launcher on an F-22 Raptor at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 5, 2021. Mathews helped fabricate the spanner wrench, saving auxiliary power unit run time, wear, and tear.
May 13, 2021 - When an aircraft is connected to an auxiliary power unit, this allows the maintainers to control the LAU-142/A Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air-Missile Vertical Ejection Launcher, or AVEL, for the F-22 Raptor. However, when...

A Unique mission at Sea
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexander Garrett poses for the camera on the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), departing Yokosuka, Japan. The Blue Ridge is responsible for patrolling and fostering relationships within the Indo-Pacific region.  Garrett is the first intelligence analyst from the 3rd Wing to support the Blue Ridge.
May 4, 2021 - Straight out of high school, a Mystic, Connecticut native joined the Air Force to explore new places, cultures, people, and ideas.Once assigned to the 3rd Operations Support Squadron as an intelligence analyst, Senior Airman...

3rd Maintenance Group

 

3rd Maintenance Group 

Col. Seven Anderson
Commander
Col. Steven Anderson

The 3rd Maintenance Group is responsible for component, equipment, aircraft, maintenance and munitions support for F-22, C-17, C-12, and E-3 aircraft and maintenance operations to support 3rd Wing taskings

·3rd Maintenance Operations Squadron
·3rd Munitions Squadron 
·3rd  Maintenance Squadron
·3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
·703rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

The 3rd Maintenance Group is a participant in the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Task Force True North pilot program which seeks to bolster Comprehensive Airman Fitness in assigned Active Duty members and their dependents. READ MORE


3rd Operations Group

3rd Operations Group

Col. Matthew Bradley 
Commander
 Col. Philip D. Lancaster 

The 3rd Operations Group provides premier combat-ready aerospace forces to warfighting commanders tasked to defend and protect U.S. interests in the Pacific region and around the world.  The group trains, mobilizes, and employs five squadrons comprised of C-17 Globemaster, C-12 Huron, E-3 Sentry, and F-22 Raptor aircraft, providing unmatched air dominance, global mobility, and command and control for Combatant Commanders. Additionally, the group sustains installation operations at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for critical force-staging and throughput operations in support of worldwide contingencies.

Lines of Effort:
- Execute the mission
- Lead, develop, and care for our Airmen and their families
- Manage resources
- Improve the unit
- 3rd Operations Support Squadron
- 90th Fighter Squadron
- 517th Airlift Squadron
- 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron
- 525th Fighter Squadron