Archive of: In Service

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Soldier has lifelong passion for motocross September Issue 3 2014

Soldier has lifelong passion for motocross

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Crowds cheering, event announcers commenting, dirt and rocks flying as tires spin, high-speed sharp turns - these can make a huge impact on a seven-year-old.

Physical fitness center set to add two pools September Issue 2 2014

Physical fitness center set to add two pools

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson broke ground July 23, 2013, in preparation for construction of a 50,000-square foot addition to the Buckner Physical Fitness Center. Finally, the project is nearing completion.

Alaska Guardsmen return from Guantanamo Bay deployment September Issue 1 2014

Alaska Guardsmen return from Guantanamo Bay deployment

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Approximately 50 Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 761st Military Police Battalion returned home to various parts of Alaska Aug. 30, after a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Soldier lived to give people hope August Issue 4 2014

Soldier lived to give people hope

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON -- Sgt. 1st Class James Spoo, an explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 716th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment, 17th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, deployed to Afghanistan three times in his career. As part of his job, Spoo had already been on more than 20 temporary duty assignments ranging from days to months, and was used to the routine.

Alaskans recognize past and present Guardsmen across the state August Issue 2 2014

Alaskans recognize past and present Guardsmen across the state

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —From Fairbanks to Juneau, Alaskans gathered to celebrate and recognize the remarkable efforts of their past and present National Guardsmen.

August Issue 1 2014

Overcoming fear: Muscle Memory takes over in time of danger

KABUL, Afghanistan — It was just after 4 a.m., July 17. Many on the base at Kabul International Airport, and Forward Operating Base Oqab nearby, were still catching a last hour or two of sleep before the day would begin.

Thunderbirds come from a long line of tradition, and training July Issue 5 2014

Thunderbirds come from a long line of tradition, and training

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- In 1947, while the jet age was still in its infancy, military aviation hurtled into the future with the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate service. Six years later, on May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue 5 hikers stranded on cliff near Valdez July Issue 4 2014

Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue 5 hikers stranded on cliff near Valdez

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued five hikers near Valdez on July 17.

Flying back toward bygone days July Issue 4 2014

Flying back toward bygone days

It was loud. The engine churned and roared, and as we took off down the runaway at Merrill Field last Wednesday, the small WW II T-6 trainer plane shook as if with effort.

Alaska Air Guardsman receives Silver Star July Issue 3 2014

Alaska Air Guardsman receives Silver Star

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — A pararescueman with the Alaska Air National Guard’s famed 212th Rescue Squadron pinned on the Silver Star — the nation’s third-highest award for valor — in a ceremony at JBER July 11.