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Spouses from the 3rd Wing receive a briefing on the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System during an immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Spouses from the 3rd Wing receive a briefing on the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System during an immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2021. The E-3 Sentry holds an advanced surveillance, target detection, and tracking platform, providing an accurate picture of the battlespace. This includes both aircraft and naval vessels, friendly and enemy, providing critical information for battle management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lauren Whitman, a 3rd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, briefs 3rd Wing spouses during an immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lauren Whitman, a 3rd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, briefs 3rd Wing spouses during an immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2021. Whitman discussed the equipment her team provides to pilots to help them overcome any challenges they may face while airborne. Helmets, parachutes, and survival kits are among the many items under AFE technicians’ responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan)

U.S. Air Force Col. Travolis Simmons, the 3rd Wing commander, stands with 3rd Wing spouses next to a running F-22 Raptor engine during an immersion tour on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

U.S. Air Force Col. Travolis Simmons, the 3rd Wing commander, stands with 3rd Wing spouses next to a running F-22 Raptor engine during an immersion tour on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2021. The tour included a stop at the hush house, a noise-suppressed facility used to test aircraft systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 3rd Munitions Squadron demonstrate their bomb building capabilities during a 3rd Wing immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 3rd Munitions Squadron demonstrate their bomb building capabilities during a 3rd Wing immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2021. Airmen from the 3rd MUNS primarily build bombs for the F-22 Raptor’s on the installation, but they work with 11 total different bombs and variants, allowing them to maintain their lethality while deployed or on temporary duty assignments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan)

Spouses from the 3rd Wing approach the Air Traffic Control tower during an immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Spouses from the 3rd Wing approach the Air Traffic Control tower during an immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2021. ATC Airmen man the tower 24 hours a day to ensure the safety and effectiveness of our pilots. These Airmen can juggle coordinating upwards of 10 aircraft at a time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Spouses from the 3rd Wing receive a briefing on the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System during an immersion tour at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2021. The E-3 Sentry holds an advanced surveillance, target detection, and tracking platform, providing an accurate picture of the battlespace. This includes both aircraft and naval vessels, friendly and enemy, providing critical information for battle management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan)