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JBER maintenance Airmen, Army Guardsman help rescue two plane crash victims near Goose Bay Airport
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- A Taylorcraft rests where it crashed May 16, 2022, near Goose Bay Airport, Alaska. Good Samaritans, including Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Steven Borcherding, 176th Maintenance Squadron, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Lawrie, 3rd Maintenance Squadron, Alaska Army National Guard Spc. Zach Cherry, 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, and Borcherding’s father, Steven Borcherding Sr., helped safely evacuate the aircraft’s two occupants from the beach during a rapidly rising tide. (Courtesy photo)
May 17, 2022 - JBER maintenance Airmen, Army Guardsman help rescue two plane crash victims near Goose Bay Airport...

517th AS participates in RED FLAG-Alaska 22-1
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron simulates cargo drop during  RED FLAG-Alaska 22-1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 3, 2022. RF-A is designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shelimar Rivera Rosado)
May 4, 2022 - The 517th Airlift Squadron participates in RED FLAG-Alaska 22-1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 3, 2022...

F-15 Eagles trains with F-22 Raptors
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 168th Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex flying along side with an F-15 Eagles from the 144th Fighter Wing, April 18, 2022. The Eagles are training with the Raptors as part of Aslaska Dissimilar Aircraft Combat Training. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
May 2, 2022 - F-15 Eagles assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing in Fresno, California, trained with F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as part of the Alaska Dissimilar Aircraft Combat Training exercise from...

California Air National Guard F-15 Eagles support F-22 Raptors in Alaska
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing taxis out a combat alert cell hangar before a sortie with F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 18, 2022. The Eagles deployed to Alaska to improve interoperability with JBER Raptor’s real-world alert mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Britten)
April 22, 2022 - F-15 Eagles assigned to the California Air National Guard's 144th Fighter Wing partnered with F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing. The Eagles deployed to Alaska to improve interoperability with JBER Raptor's real-world...

3rd MUNS receives munitions, largest Air Force barge operation
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Bryce McBride, left, and Robert Smith, 3rd Munitions Squadron stockpile management crew chiefs, created a plan to store large shipments of munitions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 12, 2022. Over the course of eight days, the 3rd MUNS received the largest barge operation for the Air Force totaling 150,000 pounds of explosive weight. This is the 3rd MUNS annual inventory restock of both training and real-world munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Colvin)
April 14, 2022 - U.S. Airmen with the 3rd Munitions Squadron offload BLU-111 munitions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 12, 2022. Over the course of eight days, the 3rd MUNS received the largest barge operation for the Air...

Solar-hybrid systems make logistical impact on JBER
A constructed solar-powered integrated structure sits on the ground during Polar Force 22-4 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 31, 2022. Polar Force 22-4 is a local training exercise primarily focused on Agile Combat Employment and builds on other regularly scheduled exercises such as Northern Edge, Pacific Iron, and Red Flag to support the mission of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Britten)
April 8, 2022 - Recently, Air Force Spark Tank and AFWERX awarded contracts for modular pop-up tents and fabric solar panels, which can harvest a serious amount of power – not only enough to heat and light themselves, but to provide power...

Raptors launch from Ted Stevens during PF 22-4
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing takes off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport during Polar Force 22-4 in Anchorage, Alaska, April 7, 2022. The F-22 increases lethality against all advanced air threats by minimizing enemy capabilities to track and engage with the jet due to its stealth, integrated avionics, and supercruise characteristics. The F-22’s characteristics provide synergistic effects, increasing lethality against all advanced air threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Colvin)
April 7, 2022 - U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing take off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport during Polar Force 22-4 in Anchorage, April 7. The F-22 performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions,...

F-22s take off from Ted Stevens during PF 22-4
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing takes off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport during Polar Force 22-4 in Anchorage, Alaska, April 5, 2022. The F-22 increases lethality against all advanced air threats by minimizing enemy capabilities to track and engage with the jet due to its stealth, integrated avionics, and supercruise characteristics. The F-22’s characteristics provide synergistic effects, increasing lethality against all advanced air threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Colvin)
April 5, 2022 - U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing takes off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport during Polar Force 22-4 in Anchorage, Alaska, April 5, 2022. The F-22 increases lethality against all advanced...

Total Force C-17 aircrew awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
Lt. Col. Dominic Calderon, 301st Airlift Squadron chief of training; 1st Lt. Kyle Anderson, 301 AS assistant operations officer; Master Sgt. Silva Foster, 301 AS loadmaster; Senior Airman Michael Geller, 517th Airlift Squadron loadmaster; and Staff Sgt. Dennis J. Gonzales, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, stand during a ceremony honoring four of them as recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Apr. 1, 2022. The Distinguished Flying Cross medal is awarded to any officer or enlisted person of the U.S. armed forces who has demonstrated heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. The four honorees received the medal for their role in evacuating Americans and their allies out of Afghanistan during Operation Allies Refuge in August 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Green)
April 1, 2022 - The deputy commander of the Air Force Reserve awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross to four C-17A Globemaster III aircrew members during a ceremony here Apr. 1, 2022. Three Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 349th Air...

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