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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.

Douglas Halfdane Leavelle June Issue 4 2012

Douglas Halfdane Leavelle

Douglas Halfdane Leavelle, of Eagle River, graduated Navy Basic and Navy Aircrew training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Fla.

Soldiers celebrate Army’s birthday with morning run June Issue 4 2012

Soldiers celebrate Army’s birthday with morning run

The Army said approximately 2,000 soldiers and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson civilian employees celebrated the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army (which was June 14) with a four-mile “Esprit de Corps” run on Friday, June 22 following the 6:30 a.m. reveille.

Foreign airmen get Alaska perspective June Issue 3 2012

Foreign airmen get Alaska perspective

Imagine boarding a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft and making the flight across the Atlantic Ocean to a place where they speak a language that isn’t your native language. This isn’t your normal U.S. Air Force deployment, but actually a Polish Air Force deployment to Alaska to participate in Red Flag-Alaska.

June Issue 3 2012

Murder charges filed in airman’s death

An U.S. Air Force airman based at Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson was indicted last week on murder and tampering with evidence charges in the April killing of fellow airman Clinton Reeves.

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