Archive of: In Service



November Issue 3 2012

Army Pfc. Joseph M. Van Den Berg

Army Pfc. Joseph M. Van Den Berg, a 2011 graduate of Eagle River High, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

Eagle River High shows its gratitude November Issue 3 2012

Eagle River High shows its gratitude

Thank you. It’s a simple message, but an important one to relay to our country’s service members — especially for Eagle River High.

‘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.

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