JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON

ALS graduates receive inaugural supervisor resiliency tour

Story by A1C Crystal Jenkins on 05/16/2018 At the forefront of this initiative is a bus tour the day after graduation, which offers an opportunity to see and interact with the programs and resources discussed during the course. "About halfway through ALS, an Emergent Leadership Issues lesson is taught," said
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Son of hero Chief Etchberger tells father's story

Story by SrA Curtis Beach on 05/14/2018 March 11, 1968. Outnumbered and stranded on an enemy-littered mountain, he fought for his life. His entire team lay dead or injured around him. With no significant combat training, he grabbed a rifle to hold off enemy forces closing in on his location,
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Guard Airmen make splash at Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Story by SGT David Bedard on 05/09/2018 When Harold Wood, a retired Alaska Air National Guard senior master sergeant, entered a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II on display during the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering at Ted Stevens Airport, it was like boarding a time machine to the future.
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JBER DFAC attack hunger

Story by SrA Javier Alvarez on 04/19/2018 The first Soldier arrived at 4:15 a.m. His bleach-white uniform, like a beacon in the predawn void, outshone the late-winter frost at the Gold Rush Inn parking lot at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. By 4:30 they were all in formation 10 Soldiers, in immaculate
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JBER conducts semiannual exercise Polar Force 18-5

Story by A1C Crystal Jenkins on 04/18/2018 "These exercises are used as an evaluation of the processes, policies and procedures of deploying personnel and equipment," said Brad Harris, 673d Air Base Wing inspection planner. "During Polar Force 18-5, we are also evaluating Airmen performing their collective capabilities in an exercise
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Lethality: U.S. Army Alaska snipers conduct stress shooting drills

Story by SrA Curtis Beach on 04/17/2018 Breathing heavily and hands shaking, a Soldier squeezes the trigger, and a round fires from the chamber of his M2010 rifle. His fellow sniper tracks the round's path with a spotting scope, as it pierces the brisk Alaska air before connecting with a
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Marine Corps helicopter crash survivor, guest speaker at JBER

Story by Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead on 04/16/2018 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska The Alaska Air National Guard's 210th Rescue Squadron will host a guest speaker tomorrow morning to talk to the elite Pave Hawk helicopter unit about overcoming obstacles by sharing his personal story of tragedy, loss, PTSD, alcoholism and
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673d CEG Fire Emergency Services wins 2017 Air Force award

Story by A1C Crystal Jenkins on 04/09/2018 These awards recognize all Air Force fire and emergency services organizations for outstanding contributions to the success of the Air Force and Department of Defense missions. "For many years now, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has had a reputation of being competitive among large bases,"
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3rd, 176th Maintenance Squadrons integration keep C-17s in the fight

Story by SrA Curtis Beach on 04/04/2018 Airmen of the 3rd and 176th maintenance squadrons combined their diverse skillsets to complete one common mission, the home-station check (HSC) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the week of March 26, 2018. An HSC is an in-depth, four-day scheduled inspection of a C-17
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JBER Military Family Readiness Center hosts 2018 JFAP conference

Story by A1C Crystal Jenkins on 04/04/2018 This meeting is the coming together of the JBER community and is used to address quality of life issues that have been submitted previously to work/life specialists at either of the MFRC centers or by dropping them into the issue boxes. Individuals attending
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"Protecting our People Protects our Mission:" April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Story by SrA Curtis Beach on 03/29/2018 Since 2012, the Department of Defense's annual reports on sexual assault in the military have reported regular declines in the prevalence of sexual assault among the force. In April 2018, the Department of Defense observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, offering a
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