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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 thinks they might have COVID symptoms should call the 673d MDG COVID-19 hotline at 907-580-2778, option 1.
 - 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
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.

JBER Airman awarded Bronze Star
Air Force Col. Robert Davis, 3rd Wing commander, left, returns the salute of Air Force Master Sgt. Jehu Forte, assigned to the 703rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, in an aircraft hangar on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 8, 2020, during a ceremony awarding Forte the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement for his actions during a deployment in support of U.S. and coalition forces in the Middle East. Master Sgt. Forte distinguished himself by meritorious achievement as a Tactical Operations Superintendent and Air Advisor, and placed himself at risk numerous times while engaged in operations against an opposing armed force to expertly carryout his mission-critical duties in support of operations Inherent Resolve and Deliberate Resolve.
Jan. 10, 2020 - JBER Airman Awarded Bronze Star

JBER is always Ready
JBER is always ready! This week, Arctic Warriors assigned to JBER executed missions across the full spectrum of agile combat support during the first part of Exercise Polar Force 20-1. JBER is a weapon system, and the Arctic Warriors who put flesh on this weapon system proved they were able to deliver mission assurance and continuity of operations. A U.S. Airman assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, moves equipment during a training and readiness exercise, Polar Force 20-1, at JBER, Oct. 3, 2019. Always ready
Oct. 4, 2019 - JBER is always ready! This week, Arctic Warriors assigned to JBER executed missions across the full spectrum of agile combat support during the first part of Exercise Polar Force 20-1. JBER is a weapon system, and the Arctic Warriors who put flesh on this weapon system proved they were able to deliver mission assurance and continuity of operations. Always ready!

F-22 and F-16 Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex Flight
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 23, 2019 - U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and F-16 Fighting Falcons from Eielson Air Force Base fly 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.

100 years of 3rd Wing service
3rd Wing 100th Anniversary graphic.
July 22, 2019 - From humble beginnings across the southwestern United States in 1919 to their dynamic presence in today’s global theater, on July 1, 2019, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s 3rd Wing celebrated 100 years of service.

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.
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3rd Wing (Groups)

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 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. 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

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Vice Commander
Col. Shawn A. Serfass

 

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