Archive of: In Service

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March Issue 4 2014

It’s time to prepare for another big earthquake

It’s been 50 years since the Good Friday earthquake. Reminders of this abound. Commercials on television bring visual reminders. Units all over JBER and other groups across the city are participating in Alaska Shield, an exercise created around the anniversary to make sure that the city is prepared to handle a similar event.

March Issue 3 2014

Cooking for the troops

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Army Seargent Armando A. Pacheco was one of 200 chefs from bases around the globe who gathered in Fort Lee, Va. March 9-13 for the 39th annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event.

Bragging rights March Issue 3 2014

Bragging rights

Hockey teams from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson hit the ice for a large, shiny trophy and bragging rights at the inaugural Army vs. Air Force Hockey Game at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex March 15.

March Issue 2 2014

Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue 70-year old snow machiner

Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a 70-year old male with a known heart condition about a mile east of Boundary, Alaska, who believed he was suffering a heart attack late in the night of March 6.

March Issue 2 2014

Don’t be a fool—vote

With campaign ads abounding I know that Alaska is nearing the first election of the year. In fact, I knew there would be a ballot in April. Had I taken the time to really think about it, I would have remembered that voting falls on the first Tuesday of April. However, it took hearing the exact date on the radio for it to sink in, polling occurs on April 1 of this year.

Smart, accomplished and driven March Issue 2 2014

Smart, accomplished and driven

Eagle River High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC dominated the Alaska State Drill Meet competition held Feb. 22, at Service High School, bringing home two first-place and one third-place designations plus winning the academic award for the large school division. The competition included JROTC teams from 13 Alaska high schools. Large school division included teams with 21 or more members on the drill team.

March Issue 1 2014

Eagle River woman sentenced for sexual assault

Lagina Griffiths, 41, of Eagle River, was sentenced to four years of jail time for the offense of attempted sexual assault in the second degree. Griffiths pled guilty to this offense on Oct. 28, 2013.

March Issue 1 2014

Operation Purple Camp

The National Military Family Association is accepting applications for its popular Operation Purple Camp hosted by Camp Fire Alaska. Operation Purple is a free summer camp program to support military children, ages 7-17, dealing with the stress of war and deployment.

March Issue 1 2014

JBER considering golf course closure

Anchorage may soon have one less golf course. A study began more than a year ago by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing commander determined that base’s golf programs may have excess capacity.

March Issue 1 2014

Snowmachiners rescued from Talkeetna Mountains

Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued three snowmachiners stranded in the Talkeetna Mountains on Feb. 25. Four snowmachiners had set out for a ride in the Talkeetna Mountains when they became stuck, according to Lt. Col. John Morse, deputy director of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center.