Archive of: In Service



‘Oprah’ looks at life on JBER November Issue 3 2012

‘Oprah’ looks at life on JBER

Ask any service member who’s been deployed what they miss most while overseas — family undoubtedly tops that list.

Spartans welcomed home November Issue 2 2012

Spartans welcomed home

Army Sgt. Thomas Floyd was deployed in Afghanistan for most of the first year of his daughter’s life, so he’s been playing a lot of catch up since returning to Alaska last month.

November Issue 2 2012


Navy Seaman Apprentice Joshua S. Coleman, a 2010 Chugiak High graduate, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

JBER celebrates Hispanic heritage November Issue 1 2012

JBER celebrates Hispanic heritage

Soldiers and Airmen gathered together inside Hangar 1 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Oct. 12 to recognize the contributions made by the Hispanic community in the course of American history.

Three heroes recognized October Issue 4 2012

Three heroes recognized

Three Alaska Air National Guardsmen received the Bronze Star Medal with Valor for their actions in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011. Tech. Sgt. Shane J. Hargis, Staff Sgt. Theodore M. Sierocinski and Cpt. Koaalii C. “Koa” Bailey were honored during an award ceremony Oct. 13 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Spartan mission formally ends October Issue 3 2012

Spartan mission formally ends

The Spartans of 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, based at JBER, officially relinquished responsibility and operations of Forward Operating Base Salerno, and the Khowst and Paktya provinces, to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air-Assault), Task Force Rakkasan, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., in a transfer of authority ceremony Oct. 6.

October Issue 2 2012

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9785 and Ladies Auxiliary

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9785 and Ladies Auxiliary of Eagle River received the VFW National Outstanding Community Service Post Award at the VFW National Convention July 23 in Reno, Nev. The award was presented during an invitation-only reception.

October Issue 2 2012

Dena’ina heritage celebrated

Native Village of Eklutna and Knik Tribal Council members along with officials from the Army Corps of Engineers gathered on a rain-soaked Friday, Oct. 5 to dedicate a Dena’ina cache and cultural interpretive display on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Hundreds of ‘Spartans’ return home October Issue 1 2012

Hundreds of ‘Spartans’ return home

Just two months after arriving in Alaska from Connecticut, Amanda Shaw’s husband, Spc. Justin Shaw, left for Afghanistan with about 3,500 paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

Discovery Channel eyes Globemaster October Issue 1 2012

Discovery Channel eyes Globemaster

The show “Mighty Planes” took aim at a new plane in the C-17 Globemaster III, and the Discovery Channel was on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to film the versatile cargo plane last month.

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