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JBER executive officer is more than a survivor January Issue 4 2015

JBER executive officer is more than a survivor

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Marathon runners call it “hitting the wall.” It usually happens around mile 20, when a runner’s body runs out of energy, starving muscles of the fuel they need to carry the distance.

Meteorologist airman continues family business in science January Issue 3 2015

Meteorologist airman continues family business in science

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARSON — Dana Walker is from a family focused on science. Her father and her siblings have careers in different sciences and Walker herself chose to become a meteorologist in the Air Force.

Trailblazers return from nine-month deployment January Issue 2 2015

Trailblazers return from nine-month deployment

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The flight was announced, and then delayed; announced, and then delayed. Families on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, waited anxiously for their loved ones, members of the 2d Engineer Brigade Headquarters, to return home from a nine-month deployment.

A quick look back January Issue 1 2015

A quick look back

Well, 2014 was quite the year for Eagle River. We saw a lot of changes, big and small. There was building construction, and road construction (sitting out on Eagle River Road sipping coffee and waiting for the darned lane to open up, anyone?) and new businesses opening and old businesses folding and people winning races and running for Assembly and State Senate even an Assembly member making a bid for the Anchorage mayoral slot.

Nurse saves lives during Afghanistan deployment January Issue 1 2015

Nurse saves lives during Afghanistan deployment

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — The improvised explosive device detonated early — in his hand. The 16-year-old Afghan boy was rushed to the Craig Joint Hospital on Bagram Air Field, missing a hand, an eye, and a lot of blood. Third-degree burns covered nearly half of his body. Air Force Capt. Tania Leonard, an intensive-care nurse, was ready.

Alaska Guardsman teaches prevention of sexual assault, harassment October Issue 5 2014

Alaska Guardsman teaches prevention of sexual assault, harassment

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — An Alaska Army National Guardsman taught sexual assault and harassment prevention classes to Colony High School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets last week in Palmer.

Marines bring joy, toys to far-flung Alaska villages December Issue 4 2014

Marines bring joy, toys to far-flung Alaska villages

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Children are keeping their ears perked up and their eyes glued open — looking for sleighs and listening for bells. But in Buckland and other remote Alaska villages, Santa doesn’t use reindeer power — he’s uses horsepower.

A really big surprise December Issue 3 2014

A really big surprise

Caylem, Gage and Ethan Hubbard received the surprise of a lifetime last week. That’s when the Anchorage Fire Department’s Santa Express visited the Fire Lake Elementary School. The express, which was really an AFD truck with plastic reindeer prancing over the top, came complete with a jolly (though not very fat) Santa and an especially large bag filled with an especially large gift: Their mother.

Alaska Air Guardsmen return from deployment to Italy November Issue 4 2014

Alaska Air Guardsmen return from deployment to Italy

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Bringing an appropriate end to Veterans’ Day here, 32 men and women of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing returned to their homes after a month-long deployment to Europe, Nov. 11-12.

Local hockey players work out with paratroopers November Issue 4 2014

Local hockey players work out with paratroopers

Vansickle said events like this are important, because our local community is small and is intricately integrated into the military community. “We’re pretty committed to our school partnership program.”

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