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  • Medics train hoist muscles with Alaska National Guard aviators

    Medics from the 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, conduct training with aviators from the Alaska Army National Guard at Neibhur Drop Zone, Nov. 26, 2019, to hone their life-saving and Medevac hoist skills for the paratroopers’ upcoming rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La.
  • Travis Air Force Base Airmen confront arctic weather

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Airmen hosted a five-day training for Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., at JBER, Alaska, Nov. 18-22, 2019.
  • Guardian Angel Section supports Alaska’s rescue mission

    “Always sure,” said Alaska Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Ferdie Villaflores, 176th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician. “That is the motto we live by here in the Guardian Angel Section. The motto for the rescue community is ‘so others may live,’ and we need to be sure their equipment works 100 percent of the time, no matter what.”
  • Military Family Month: Dual military couples

    From the U.S. Marine Corps to the Alaska Air National Guard personnel specialists they are today, two master sergeants assigned to the 176th Force Support Flight at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, have taken on one of the biggest challenges of all by being dual-military spouses.
  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Airman saves a life

    The Air Force prides itself in being always ready and providing countless hours of training each year to ensure its Airmen are prepared to act at a moments notice, both on and off duty.
  • Security Forces Career Field Manager visits Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Tamala Hartz, Air Force security forces career field manager, visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 9-12 to gather insight on how the security forces mission is accomplished and to get feedback on impacts to the career field.
  • 11th Air Force commander honored during Alaska Native naming ceremony

    The Alaska Federation of Natives hosted a naming ceremony honoring U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere for his service and active engagement with the Alaska Native community on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2019.
  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson firefighters help fight McKinley Fire

    Fifteen firefighters from the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services Flight and three firefighters from the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wildland Support Module returned to JBER at approximately 10 p.m. Aug. 22, from assisting with efforts to suppress the McKinley Fire.
  • JBER senior master sergeant recognized as one of Air Force’s 12 best

    There are nearly 500,000 Airmen in the Air Force, including National Guard and Reserve Airmen. Each year, the Air Force recognizes 12 of them for outstanding performance – an honor accompanied by a ribbon to acknowledge superior leadership, job performance and personal achievement. This year, 11th Air Force Paralegal Manager Senior Master Sgt. Sylvetris Hlongwane is one of the honorees.
  • Whitewater rafting, glacier hiking with Task Force True North

    First thing on a Thursday morning, I learned I was going to be writing a story about a Task Force True North activity the following day — whitewater rafting and glacier hiking. Yes, please!