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The right fit
Feb. 17, 2021 - "Women have been performing in every combat mission; we owe it to them to have gear that fits," said then-Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein in March 2018...

Firebirds training in southwestern US highlights C-17 capabilities
A U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, flies over March Air Reserve Base, California, Jan. 13, 2021. Thirteen Airmen with the 517th AS from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, trained for a week in the southwestern U.S. with the C-17, focusing on Agile Combat Employment to train and prepare for global operations in a deployed environment.
Feb. 5, 2021 - On the morning of Jan. 8, 2021, 13 U.S. Airmen, all assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron, boarded a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft and flew from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to March Air Reserve Base, California. Their...

JBER celebrates Eagle Aviary program legacy
130511-F-IY975-008: JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Notch Wing, one of the two Bald Eagles that reside in the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson eagle cage, flies from perch to perch inside the cage May 11. A group of volunteers maintains the cage and cares for the eagles, which have been injured and are not able to survive in the wild. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Blake Mize)
Feb. 5, 2021 - For just under 30 years, the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, community had the privilege of caring for disabled, non-releasable, Bald Eagles through an all-volunteer and community supported Eagle Aviary Program...

Air Force NCO has change of heart on vaccine
Tech. Sgt. Jerry Dye, a quality assurance specialist with the 3rd Maintenance Group, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Elmendorf Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Jan. 14, 2020. Dye was motivated to get the vaccine after his 6-year-old son was hospitalized with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C, a complication of the disease. Since the whole family had COVID-19 in November, Dye had planned to wait to be vaccinated, but changed his mind and jumped at the chance, hoping to prevent other families from dealing with the same difficulties. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordan Smith)
Jan. 22, 2021 - A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson family recently had an abrupt change of heart about taking the COVID-19 vaccine. On Nov. 15, 2020, Tech. Sgt. Jerry Dye's family of four came down with symptoms of the virus. After a few days...

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...

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...
3rd Wing (Groups)

3rd Maintenance Group


3rd Maintenance Group 

Col. Seven Anderson
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 
 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

Col. Travolis A. Simmons



Vice Commander
Col. Shawn A. Serfass


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