JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON NEWS

JBER personnel conducted a high-expansion foam test

Story by SrA Caitlin Russell on 09/25/2019 Contractors conducted the final fire-suppression foam test in Hangar 18, Aug. 31, 2017, to ensure the new system performed as designed. Adam Montoya, 673d Civil Engineer Group assistant chief of fire prevention, said it was the final evaluation by the contractors before releasing
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U.S. Army Alaska gives Marine Corps a lift

Story by Christina McCann on 09/24/2019 Soldiers of the 109th Transportation Company, 17th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, U.S. Army Alaska, assisted the Navy and Marine Corps during the Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise in Seward Sept. 19. The joint exercise saw Sailors and Marines working side-by-side as they tested joint expeditionary
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Air Guard commander promotes to general officer, pinned with stars

Story by PFC Grace Nechanicky on 09/19/2019 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska Alaska Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Scott Howard was promoted at a ceremony Sept. 18 in the National Guard armory on JBER, after holding the rank of colonel for three years. Howard is commander of the Alaska Air National
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Joint Readiness Exercise demonstrates Army's transportation and rapid deployment capabilities

Story by PFC Joshua Cowden on 09/16/2019 When putting together a puzzle, one must understand how all of the pieces fit together and create the bigger picture. Each puzzle piece is a separate entity and contributes to the completion of the whole subject. Planning and executing a large scale Joint
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Ohio National Guard Travels to the Last Frontier

Story by SrA Kregg York on 09/15/2019 Every year, Airmen in the Air National Guard leave their home base and families, usually for multiple weeks at a time, to get some extra training, or training not easily available back home. This ensures that they are ready to deploy anywhere i
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Michigan Airmen Train in Alaska

Story by SSgt Samara Taylor on 09/06/2019 Members of the 127thCommunications Flight, 127thLogistics Readiness Squadron and 127th Wing staff are spending two weeks training with the 176thWing of the Alaska Air National Guard and the active duty Air Force's 673rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for readiness training. The
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11th Air Force commander honored during Alaska Native naming ceremony

Story by A1C Emily Farsworth on 09/04/2019 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. Bussiere, commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense
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Director, Air National Guard visits 176th Wing Airmen

Story by David Bedard on 08/29/2019 Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, director, Air National Guard, visited with 176th Wing Guardsmen at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Aug. 26 and 27. The director is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 105,500 Guard members and civilia
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Michigan, Alaskan Guardsman Work Together to Strengthen Radio Comms

Story by TSgt Daniel Heaton on 08/28/2019 Two Air National Guard Citizen-Airmen, one each from Michigan and Alaska, worked together to add additional capacity to a crucial rescue communications network that serves Alaska. To an outsider, it may have looked as simple as positioning a new antenna on a communicatio
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Encouraging resiliency through recreation

Story by 2nd Lt. Brigitte Brantley on 08/23/2019 Within just an hour's drive of Anchorage are hundreds of opportunities for Airmen and Soldiers to get outside and enjoy the beauty Alaska is known for globally. As the days at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson quickly head toward near-complete darkness, the visit of
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Let the hunting season begin

Story by SrA Jonathan Valdes on 08/14/2019 Hunting season is now in session for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's service and community members interested in this outdoor activity. The Alaska wilderness provides a unique challenge and experience which can turn into long-lasting memories, or tragic ones if not taken seriously. A recent
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