JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON NEWS

Whitewater rafting and glacier hiking with Task Force True North

Story by A1C Samuel Colvin on 08/07/2019 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! Being brand-new to the Air Force, Public Affairs and Joint
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AFWERX Fusion, MDO Challenge drive collaboration between industry, military, academia

Story by SSgt Jordyn Fetter on 08/02/2019 The collisions that are common in the private sector are few and far between for Airmen and other military members who are increasingly looking for ways to advance their branch's capabilities. To better foster a culture of collaboration and innovation within the U.S.
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Tank Truck Offload Facility gives more readiness to JBER

Story by SrA Jonathan Valdes on 08/01/2019 The 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron tested a tanker truck offload facility at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 25, 2019. The purpose of this facility is to provide a secondary means to receive JP-8 (aircraft fuel) in the event JBER's fuel pipeline is out
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1 ASOG hosts TACP Lightning Challenge

Story by SSgt Zade Vadnais on 07/30/2019 The 1st Air Support Operations Group kicked off the 2019 Lightning Challenge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 29. Twenty two-man teams of Tactical Air Control Party Airmen assigned to Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Air Forces Europe, and the Washingto
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In the Land of the Midnight Sun, Citizen Airmen Complete Historic Training

Story by SSgt Briana Larson on 07/29/2019 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska For the first time in Alaska, 136th Airlift Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron Citizen Airmen completed their 2-week annual training (AT) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), accomplishing core tasks to ensure they are ready to deploy in the future. During
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Citizen Airman enriches her career in the land of the Midnight Sun

Story by SSgt Briana Larson on 07/28/2019 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Senior Airman Elisa Keenan, 136th Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation apprentice, is hard at work with her morning coffee in hand, training alongside active duty 732nd Air Mobility Squadron Airmen at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (JBER), familiarizing herself
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Crew Chief for a Day' gives Airmen career broadening experience

Story by 2nd Lt. Mark Goss on 07/25/2019 The U.S. Air Force has numerous careers and specialties geared toward ensuring its aircraft are fit for flight. Before those aircraft can even get off the ground, they need to undergo extensive checks, tests and servicing to make sure they are safe
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MDG experiences dose of Payne

Story by SrA Jonathan Valdes on 07/24/2019 U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee E. Payne, the Defense Health Agency Assistant Director for Combat Support, and Military Health System Electronic Health Record Functional Champion, visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 9, 2019. Payne highlighted the new electronic health record MHS Genesi
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100 years of 3rd Wing service

Story by SSgt James Richardson on 07/24/2019 From humble beginnings across the southwestern United States in 1919 to their dynamic presence in today's global theater, on July 1, 2019, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's 3rd Wing celebrated 100 years of service. The 3rd's lineage originated July 1, 1919, when the War Department
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National Guard rescue team saves two hikers at Penguin Peak: First hoist rescue save for new medevac unit

Story by Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead on 07/18/2019 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska The Alaska National Guard, in a joint effort between the Army Guard's 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation and the Air Guard's 212th Rescue Squadron, saved two hikers this morning near Penguin Peak, between Bird Creek and Girdwood in the
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Colony Glacier Part 2: AFMES works to identify remains from C-124 crash

Story by SSgt Nicole Leidholm on 07/17/2019 DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. Armed Forces Medical Examiner System personnel returned to Alaska in June to begin the inventory process on remains found on Colony Glacier. "The medical examiners visited Alaska to conduct an inventory of remains found, to confirm what we
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