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Air Force Staff Sgt. Danny Russo, a 673d Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Service firefighter, puts out a fire during exercise Polar Force 18-5 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 11, 2018. Throughout the routine training exercise, Airmen donned Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear while completing various mission-related tasks to test their capabilities in challenging circumstances. JBER conducts semiannual exercise Polar Force 18-5
Personnel of 673d Air Base Wing, 3rd Wing, and 477th Fighter Group participated in Polar Force 18-5, an operational readiness exercise conducted semiannually to test Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s readiness, April 2 to 13.
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Firefighters assigned to the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron train during the foam test at Hangar 18 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2017. The firefighters were a part of the foam test to practice and train for rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caitlin Russell) 673d CEG Fire Emergency Services wins 2017 Air Force award
The 673d Civil Engineer Group Fire and Emergency Services won the Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ralph E. Sanborn Fire Department of the Year Award for a large department March 20, 2018.
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Hillberg Ski Area personnel prepare the pit area for the 2018 Slush Cup at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Hillberg Ski Area, March 18, 2018. The Slush Cup is a two-fold annual event celebrating the change in weather, consisting of skiers and snowboarders trying to make it across a man-made slush pond without falling. JBER celebrates thaw at Hillberg Ski Area 2018 Slush Cup
Personnel and families take part in the 2018 Slush Cup at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hillberg Ski Area, March 18, 2018.
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Dr. Deana Kubosh, Traumatic Brain Injury clinic occupational therapist, examines a patient using a Visuomotor training device at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2018. This device is used for rehabilitation through the testing of motor and cognitive reaction speeds. JBER recognizes Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Each March, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson participates in Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an awareness campaign aimed at educating service members, families, retirees and civilian employees about the needs of people with traumatic brain injury.
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Airman 1st Class Conner Scott, an aircrew flight equipment journeyman with the 3rd Operations Support Squadron, ensures a personal locator beacon is operable at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 5, 2018. A PLB will send out an emergency distress signal alerting nearby search and rescue when activated. AFE Airmen maintain pilot safety
For every pilot in the air, there are Airmen on the ground ensuring their equipment is well-maintained and operable.
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A U.S. Army airborne jumpmaster from the 4th Brigade 25th Infantry division signals "one minute" to drop while he looks out of the open troop door on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., July 12, 2017 waiting to airdrop in support of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. The purpose of TS17 is to improve U.S.-Australian combat readiness, increase interoperability, maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime prepositioning and logistics operations in the Pacific. TS17 also demonstrates U.S. commitment to its key ally and the overarching security framework in the Indo Asian Pacific region. U.S. and coalition partners demonstrate global defense capabilities
Four U.S. Air Force and one Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster IIIs loaded with 306 American and Canadian paratroopers tookoff from Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska to Shoalwater Bay, Australia for biennial training exercise, Talisman Saber July 13, 2017.
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U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, prepare to jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III during a formation flight from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Oct. 19, 2016. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's airborne contribution
The command to “sound off for equipment check” resonates through the immense interior of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
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The Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Honor Guard carries a folded American flag into the funeral ceremony for Fred "Bulldog" Becker IV June 24. Bulldog was heavily involved in the Anchorage community, and more than 1,000 Airmen and Soldiers lined the streets for his processional, consisting of hundreds of motorcyclists from around the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Johnson) Over 1,000 service members honor JBER's 'Bulldog'
Fred “Bulldog” Becker IV sat enjoying his morning paper, pointedly ignoring the grunting and complaining emanating from the other side of the newsprint.
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