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JBER, 3rd Wing reception provides resources to Tyndall AFB Airmen
U.S. Army Spc. Monae Cottingham, a JBER animal care specialist with Army Public Health activity - Fort Lewis, hands information to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Torrey, a 525th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief and his wife Olena Semyletko, during a welcome reception at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 8, 2019. The JBER Support to Tyndall Airmen and Families Reception was a one-stop information fair connecting them with the appropriate agencies to address their immediate and specific needs and to learn more about services they offer.
April 10, 2019 - The 3rd Wing and 673d Air Base Wing, along with numerous volunteers and helping agencies, provided resources during a welcome reception on April 8, for inbound Tyndall Air Force Base Airmen and families being stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Through it all: One Tyndall AFB family’s story
April 10, 2019 - “The Air Force is telling me, ‘Stay away, don’t come back,’” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jordan Masingale. “We just kept thinking, why? It’s not going to be that bad. Why are we evacuating? It’s only supposed to be a Category 2 storm.”

JBER, 3rd Wing hosts Tyndall AFB Airmen welcome reception
Twenty-four F-22 Raptors from 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group, a C-17 Globemaster III and an E-3 Sentry participate in a close formation taxi, known as an Elephant Walk, March 26, 2019, during a Polar Force exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. This two-week exercise gives squadrons an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to forward deploy and deliver overwhelming combat power.
April 2, 2019 - In an effort to welcome and provide resources and support to more than 200 Tyndall Air Force Base Airmen and families being relocated to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a reception is scheduled to kick off April 8, at 9 a.m.

MD5 Boot Camp inspires Airmen-driven innovation
Participants work together using methods and processes learned during an MD5 Boot Camp at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 7, 2019. The intensive workshop hosted by the 673d Air Base Wing gave 40 innovators – service members and civilian employees from JBER and Eielson Air Force Base – an opportunity to focus on generating new ideas, nurturing talent and finding new applications of technology.
Feb. 20, 2019 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – During an intensive workshop recently hosted by the 673d Air Base Wing, 40 innovators were given the opportunity to join the largest collaborative community of national security visionaries in the world.

PACAF cultivates CE Airmen with ground-breaking RADAS training
U.S. Air Force civil engineers fly a Small Unmanned Aircraft System during a newly adopted Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System training course at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 23, 2019. Throughout the first week of training, Airmen focused on learning to fly the SUAS. During the second week they learned to fly the RADAS mission while using the SUAS systems.
Jan. 30, 2019 - For more than nine days, 12 civil engineer Airmen from several Pacific Air Forces bases recently participated in a secondary operator training course of the newly adopted Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Evaluation team uses non-destructive testing on JBER Airfields
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jill Reed, Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Airfield Pavement Evaluation Team superintendent, checks a special heavy falling weight Dynatest deflectometer, during an evaluation of Bryant Army Airfield at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Dec. 17, 2018.  A two-person team used non-destructive testing to assess potential non-visible pavement damage at all of JBER’s airfields following the Nov. 30, 7.0 magnitude earthquake, whose epicenter was located just north of the base. The deflectometer simulates 55,000 pounds of weight hitting the pavement at once. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)
Dec. 27, 2018 - Following the Nov. 30 earthquakes rocking the Anchorage, Alaska area, team Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson immediately leapt into action evaluating, cleaning up and repairing damages sustained.

JBER BASH program soars
Nov. 7, 2018 - On Sept. 22, 1995, an E-3B Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System, call sign Yukla 27, crashed, killing all on board.

Sitka 43 continues to serve eight years after fatal crash
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Pamela Proteau, a 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, picks up part of a wing using a 10k all-terrain forklift to remove wreckage debris at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 28, 2018. Proteau was part of a large wreckage disposal team whose mission was to remove debris from the fatal crash of the Sitka 43 C-17 Globemaster III that had been stored at JBER since 2010. After multiple shipments, the ‘Sitka 43’ wreckage is finding a new purpose at the Air Force Safety Center (AFSEC) Crash Lab at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
Oct. 15, 2018 - More than eight years ago, a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III belonging to the 3rd Wing and operated jointly with the 176th Wing, lifted off the runway at what was then known as Elmendorf Air Force Base, to conduct practice for an upcoming airshow.

Red Flag in the Last Frontier: it’s a bear fight
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gabriel Materas, 144th Fighter Wing crew chief from Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, fuels a United Kingdom Royal Air Force C-130J during Red Flag-Alaska 18-3 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 13, 2018. In RF-A 18-3 U.S. Army and Navy aviators in addition to Air Force Airmen are expected to fly, maintain and support more than 100 aircraft from more than a dozen units during this iteration of the exercise.
Aug. 23, 2018 - Crossing paths with an aggressive mother black bear. Losing his footing and plummeting down the jagged terrain of a 3,500-foot mountain peak. He knows his adversaries, and he’s prepared to confront them. Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Pete Marshall, 47th Squadron RAF C-130J pilot, is in the Last Frontier for the first time, flying missions in Red Flag-Alaska 18-3 and summiting mountains in his down time.
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3rd Maintenance Group

3rd Maintenance Group 

Col. Mathew Powell
Col. Mathew Powell

The 3rd Maintenance Group is responsible for component, equipment, aircraft, maintenance and munitions support for C-130, 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 Airmen Fitness in assigned Active Duty members and their dependents. READ MORE

3rd Operations Group

3rd Operations Group

 Col. Richard Koch 

 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