Archive of: In Service

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Sean N. Hamp August Issue 5 2012

Sean N. Hamp

Sean N. Hamp a lifelong resident of Birchwood/Eagle River, graduated on July 13 as a U.S. Marine Pvt. First Class in the 1st Battalion, Alpha Company 1010 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. On July 4, Hamp received his Eagle, Globe and Anchor. During basic training, Hamp earned the “crossed rifles” badge as an Expert Rifleman. Hamp graduated from Chugiak High in 2011, where he was a member of the school’s NJROTC program. He is the son of John and Samie Hamp of Eagle River.

Reunion training helps families prepare August Issue 4 2012

Reunion training helps families prepare

They line the runway, making for a sea of shifting bodies, anxious for the aircraft door to open. They are wives, husbands, children, girlfriends, boyfriends and family members who have been waiting these long months for their soldiers to come home.

Spartan dies in combat August Issue 3 2012

Spartan dies in combat

The U.S. Army said last week that a 22-year-old paratrooper based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson died when his unit came under attack by small arms fire on Aug. 7 in Koragay, Afghanistan.

August Issue 3 2012

Guard, active duty work together

A combined Alaska Air National Guard and JBER active-duty aircrew provided a team of JBER reservists airlift support to Hill Air Force Base, Utah on Friday, Aug. 3.

Massive crowds flock to air show August Issue 1 2012

Massive crowds flock to air show

With a quarter of a million people attending Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Arctic Thunder open house and air show Saturday and Sunday July 28-29, 2012 was a “huge success” for the biennial event, said JBER spokesman Luke Waack.

JBER Scout troops go camping August Issue 1 2012

JBER Scout troops go camping

“Scouting teaches boys responsibility and basic skills on adulthood, it gives them a head start to growing up to be independent young men who can be self reliant and self responsible” said Boy Scout Troop 190 Scoutmaster Wes Raley.

Arctic Thunder arrives July Issue 4 2012

Arctic Thunder arrives

Arctic Thunder Open House 2012 is coming July 28 and 29 at JBER, and numerous units will have aircraft participating.

Soldier dies in combat July Issue 3 2012

Soldier dies in combat

A 24-year-old paratrooper assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division was killed on July 14 when his dismounted patrol was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire in the Khost Province of Afghanistan.

Airman’s ride brings Britain to JBER July Issue 2 2012

Airman’s ride brings Britain to JBER

Among automotive enthusiasts’ 600-plus horsepower pony cars and hulking SUVs decked out with blingtastic chrome 22-inch rims, Tech. Sgt. Danny Damons’ 1966 Ford Cortina Super might seem rather pedestrian by comparison.

Glacier wreckage is 1950s military plane July Issue 1 2012

Glacier wreckage is 1950s military plane

The wreckage of a military plane found this month on Colony Glacier is that of an Air Force plane that crashed in 1952, killing all 52 people aboard, military officials said Wednesday.