JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON

Vigilant Ace-18: Maximizing partnership and interoperability

Story by SrA Jessica Smith on 12/09/2017 Over the last week, U.S. and Republic of Korean Forces across South Korea participated in an annual bilateral exercise, Vigilant Ace-18. The exercise focuses on interoperability within the alliance between the United States Air Force and ROK Air Force. Although this is a
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NTI is the voice that protects the ANR

Story by A1C Christopher Morales on 12/08/2017 The Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region provides continuous surveillance of Canadian and U.S. airspace, with the ability to detect and identify any potential threats or interests, and inform essential assets for a timely and effective response. Some of the information needed
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Windows 10 rollout improves JBER readiness in more ways than one

Story by A1C Christopher Morales on 12/08/2017 The 673d Communication Squadron is in the midst of the Department of Defense mandate to transition to a Microsoft Windows 10 Secure Host Baseline by March 31, 2018 and there is more to this project than replacing computers. "It is not just our
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JBER Airmen share their story behind Levitow Award

Story by A1C Christopher Morales on 12/08/2017 Two Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Airmen earned the Levitow award during Airman Leadership School and enlisted Professional Military Education which earned them the opportunity to fly in a C-17 flight simulator. The Air Force ALS named its highest award in honor of John Lee
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Legacy Stripes Program takes flight

Story by A1C Crystal Jenkins on 12/01/2017 To honor the legacy service members create, an Airman in technical training saw an opportunity to generate a program resulting in the donation of more than 1,000 sought-after stripes within a six-month period. "The Legacy Stripes Program was started while I was i
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JBER Christmas Tree Harvest in full swing

Story by A1C Crystal Jenkins on 11/21/2017 The Christmas Tree Harvest 2017 tree cutting program is scheduled to begin Nov. 23 and go through Dec. 26, here at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Individuals wanting a live tree for the holidays this year have the opportunity to harvest one for free, and
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673d MDG Laboratory offers new prenatal testing at JBER

Story by A1C Crystal Jenkins on 11/21/2017 Beginning in October 2017, the 673d Medical Group Women's Health Clinic replaced the Natera prenatal Panorama testing with LabCorps' InformaSeq prenatal testing at the JBER hospital. The new testing is an advanced, non-invasive, prenatal screening for T21, T18, and T13 chromosomal disorders using
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U.S., South Korean alliance reinforced as Airmen train for wartime contingency

Story by SrA Curtis Beach on 11/20/2017 GWANGJU AIR BASE, SOUTH KOREAClouds of dust filled the air as an excavator with a jackhammer extension tore through a damaged runway at Gwangju Air Base, South Korea. Approximately forty U.S. Airmen from the 773d Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska,
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Music can help to heal Traumatic Brain Injury

Story by A1C Caitlin Russell on 11/15/2017 Past and present service members and dependents suffering from traumatic brain injury can now take part in a Creative Forces music therapy program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the DoD, designed to help them recover and rehabilitate at
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Explore Alaska

Story by SrA Javier Alvarez on 11/13/2017 My weekend plans to binge-watch the latest online streaming series was thwarted when a fellow Airman suggested a hike to Byron Glacier. It was daylight savings weekend, and despite knowing that I would be mourning the loss of an hour's sleep, I reluctantly
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An evolution of change

Story by SrA Javier Alvarez on 10/24/2017 Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Leslie Edwards braced himself against the roaring might of an F-22 Raptor as nearly 70,000 pounds of thrust threatened to rip his signature red-and-black Tuskegee Airmen cap from atop his head a dramatic change from the propeller aircraft
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