More than 120 Alaska Army National Guardsmen said goodbye to family and friends at a departure ceremony held Saturday, Nov. 26 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
A send-off ceremony was held Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the 3,500 members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The brigade is shipping out to Afghanistan.
The Armed Services YMCA offers a low-cost transportation service, Y on Wheels, to airmen and soldiers and family members of deployed service members around base.
Lt. Col. David Piffarerio, 302nd Fighter Squadron commander, flew his 1,000 flight hour in the F-22 Raptor here Nov. 4, making him the first Air Force pilot to do so.
Before troops from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are deployed for dangerous duty in Afghanistan for a year, Deborah Bonito wants them to have a day of fun.