JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON

Air Force-owned C-17s reassigned to Alaska Air National Guard Active duty and Guard continue to share aircraft for unchanged mission

Story by SSgt Edward Eagerton on 05/18/2017 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska Members of the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, and the 3rd Wing, U.S. Air Force, commemorated the change of assignment of eight C-17 Globe Master III aircraft based here during a ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May
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Dragon Lady makes historic appearance at Northern Edge 17

Story by Jeffrey Schultze on 05/18/2017 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Looking across the flight line at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska during previous Northern Edge exercises one would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force
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Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue hiker in Eagle River Valley

Story by SSgt Edward Eagerton on 05/15/2017 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a distressed individual in the Eagle River Valley, May 14. According to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, three good Samaritans found the hypothermic hiker and contacted
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Northern Edge 17

Story by LCpl Jacob Farbo on 05/13/2017 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, VMFA-232 and Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 support exercise Northern Edge 17 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 1 12, 2017. Northern Edge is a large, joint-force exercise hosted by Alaskan Command focusing on the
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Northern Edge 2017 concludes

Story by SFC Joel Gibson on 05/12/2017 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska Approximately 6,000 sailors, soldiers, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, as well as DoD civil servants and contractors. are preparing for the journey back to their respective bases and stations following participation in Exercise Northern Edge 2017 (NE17) here at JBER
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Congressional Defense Staffers Visit VMFA-121

Story by 1LT Melissa Heisterberg on 05/12/2017 Congressional defense staffers, including Alaska Congressman Don Young's Defense and National Security Advisor Jakob Johnsen, visited Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 10, 2017. The purpose of the visit was to provide congressional staffers an overview of
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Army band performs, inspires at Sonic Boom

Story by Mary Rall on 05/08/2017 By Mary M. Rall U.S. Army Alaska Public Affairs U.S. Army Alaska's 9th Army Band performed alongside more than 2,000 Anchorage School District sixth-graders at Sonic Boom, the crescendo of the students' first year of band and orchestra education, May 4 at the Sullivan
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Fire Department responds to IFEs for Exercise Northern Edge

Story by MSgt John Gordinier on 05/05/2017 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska "Standby, Standby (crackling sound), this is the Elmendorf Tower with an in-flight emergency (IFE) on an F-18landing on runway 6, ETA 10 minutes." After hearing the tower's air traffic control report over Fire Station 1's loudspeaker, U.S. Air Force
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Partial Hospitalization Program

Story by SSgt Sheila deVera on 05/05/2017 The program offers a structured setting with groups facilitated by mental health professionals throughout weekdays. This allows patients to engage in treatment while managing home or work stressors. The groups can help patients manage symptoms of anxiety or depression to mitigate the potential
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Alaska National Guard hosts hazardous response exercise

Story by SGT Marisa Lindsay on 05/04/2017 The exercise is held every other year in an effort to bring together first responders and emergency management communities in an all-hazards scenario. Exercise Orca 2017 scenarios provide opportunity for multiple agencies to tandemly react to several notional CBRNE threats, requiring quick reaction
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Two additional AF assets welcomed to the hospital

Story by SSgt Sheila deVera on 05/02/2017 Tim Iliff and Michele Lewis are the first licensed acupuncturist and medical massage therapist in the Air Force respectively said Air Force Capt. Raelene Amaya, 673d SOS Pain Clinic Nurse Manager. The Pain Clinic's mission is to provide multidisciplinary chronic pain - management
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