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COVID-19 Updates and What the U.S. Government is doing about it.

 - Any service member or dependent at JBER who has COVID symptoms should be tested. Self-referral drive-up testing offered at the JBER Respiratory Clinic. Mon - Sun 7 A.M. - 3 P.M.
 - Further reduction of garrison and tenant services--we are working to find ways to provide virtual services as much as possible
 - Commissary and AAFES resources will remain available with current mitigating efforts in place
 *** Latest JBER COVID updates can be found here: https://www.jber.jb.mil/Coronavirus/ ***

3rd Wing News
Squadron medics keep Airmen healthy
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jack Williams, 517th Airlift Squadron independent duty medical technician, administers the COVID-19 vaccine, Dec. 30, 2020 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. IDMTs role is to communicate issues affecting the combat readiness, mission effectiveness, and individual medical readiness directly to the commander while advising them on recommendations to perform safe, effective flying operations.
Jan. 14, 2021 - The 3rd Wing currently has three flight surgeons and eight independent duty medical technicians to keep pilots and crew members physically capable of carrying out the wing’s mission.

Airmen honored for Colony Glacier efforts
U.S. Air Force Col. Travolis A. Simmons, the commander of the 3rd Wing, awards Joint Service Achievement Medals to Airmen from the 3rd Maintenance Squadron for their participation in the recovery effort during Operation Colony Glacier at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 30, 2020. Operation Colony Glacier is a real world mission to recover the remains, personal effects, and wreckage of a U.S. Air Force C-124 Globemaster II that crashed Nov. 22, 1952 near Mt. Gannett, Alaska. In 2012 Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers spotted debris from the wreckage during a routine training mission on Colony Glacier nearly 14 miles from where the plane first crashed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
Dec. 1, 2020 - The 3rd Maintenance Squadron honored 10 Airmen Nov. 30 for their participation in Operation Colony Glacier 2020.

First-term Airman recognized as PACAF ARMS Airman of the Year
Airman 1st Class Kelly Penn, 3rd Operations Support Squadron aviation resource management journeyman, poses for the camera at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 23, 2020. Penn has been recognized as the Pacific Air Forces Aviation Resource Management System Airman of the Year and will go on to compete at the Air Force level.
Nov. 23, 2020 - A 3rd Operations Support Squadron Aviation Resource Management journeyman has been recognized as the Pacific Air Forces Aviation Resource Management System Airman of the Year.

AFLCMC delivers Integrated Aircrew Ensemble to 90th Fighter Squadron
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jon “Dexter” Keranen, a F-22 pilot assigned to the 3rd Operations Support Squadron, is outfitted by air flight equipment technicians with a newly received state-of-the-art integrated aircrew ensemble (IAE) flight suit and gear at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 9, 2020. The brand-new, custom-fit gear mitigates adverse physiological effects on F-22 Raptor pilots by reducing the thermal burden while increasing mobility and comfort. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
Nov. 12, 2020 - In an effort to improve pilot safety and comfort, the Agile Combat Support Directorate’s Human Systems Division is in the process of delivering the Integrated Aircrew Ensemble (IAE) to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Deicing simulator enables Airmen to train year-round
Diane Morelli, a member of the 3rd Maintenance Squadron, participates in deicing simulator training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 8, 2020. The deicing simulator allows the Airmen to train year-round while saving the Air Force millions of dollars in deicing fluid, equipment maintenance and reduces the risk of potential aircraft damages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
Nov. 5, 2020 - Alaska is a winter wonderland from October through March. Those living can stare at the picturesque view of the flight line with aircraft blanketed in snow. However, those aircraft will eventually take off to fulfill their mission requirements and it’s the Airmen from the 3rd Maintenance Group who provide around-the-clock support getting the aircraft ready at a moment's notice, snow and all.

Racing engines: 3rd Wing first to meet standards
A Pratt and Whitney F119 Jet Engine goes through an operational test to ensure the engine meets all test parameters and can safely be installed in an F-22 aircraft at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 10, 2020. The F-22 Raptors fleet at JBER recently went through a Time Compliance Technical Order replacing older blades in the low-pressure turbines with a newer design.
Sept. 17, 2020 - The 3rd Maintenance Squadron recently finished a Time Compliance Technical Order to replace all low-pressure turbine blades on all F-22 Raptors in the JBER fleet, and they are the first base to do so.

3rd Wing Airmen continue to set new records
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, flies in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, July 18, 2019. The JPARC is a 67,000 plus square mile area, providing a realistic training environment commanders leverage for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements.
July 30, 2020 - Despite the challenges of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3rd Wing set a new flying record in June, accomplishing 810 sorties. It is by far the highest number to date since the arrival of the F-22 Raptors here at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

3rd Wing logs 168 sorties in 4 days
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Graham, 3rd Wing crew chief, marshalls an F-22 Raptor on the flight line at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska May 5, 2020. The 90th Fighter Squadron and 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit recently launched 168 sorties in four days, highlighting their rapid mobility capabilities and response readiness during COVID-19 and the ability to generate combat airpower at a moment’s notice to ensure regional stability throughout the North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Westin Warburton)
July 9, 2020 - Recently, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s 90th Fighter Squadron and 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit logged a whopping 168 sorties in just four days.

Special Tactics operators simulate first-ever extreme cold weather FARP with next generation fighters
Forward Area Refueling Point aircrew members with the 27th Special Operations Wing refuel an F-22 Raptor with the 3rd Wing from an MC-130J Commando II during Emerald Warrior at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2020. This was considered the first-ever simulated Forward Area Refueling Point for F-22 Raptors in an extreme cold weather environment. Emerald Warrior 20-1 provides annual, realistic pre-deployment training encompassing multiple joint operating areas to prepare special operations forces, conventional force enablers, partner nations, and interagency elements to integrate with and execute full spectrum special operations in an arctic climate, sharpening U.S. forces’ abilities to operate around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ridge Shan)
Feb. 5, 2020 - 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.
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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. Matthew Bradley 

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

3rd Wing Commander

Col. Travolis Simmons

Commander
Col. Travolis A. Simmons


 

 

Vice Commander
Col. Shawn A. Serfass

 

 CMSgt Rebecca P. Bateman
Command Chief 
CMSgt Rebecca P. Bateman