FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- It was a cool April morning and the Arctic Falcons of U.S. Army Alaska Aviation Task Force were hard at work, as CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Blackhawks and AH-64 Apaches checked systems in preparations for lift-off - a typical day for Army aviation in Alaska.
The morning of April 11 was especially important for the Soldiers of UATF's Delta Company, 25th Aviation Regiment "Gray Eagle" as they prepared for the inaugural flight of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial System in Alaska.
Junior ROTC students learn basic military knowledge, but not how to be a military firefighter. Can they step up to the challenge?
The 673d Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters hosted a team-challenge demonstration for the Eagle River High School JROTC to show them first-hand what firefighters do.
“They wanted hands-on (experience), so why not let them simulate the tasks?” asked Air Force Master Sgt. Louis Martinez, 673d CES firefighter. “This lets them feel the physical rigors on scene. These are some of the things we do in case of a fire or rescue.”
This time each year, service members and civilian employees on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson have the opportunity to donate to their favorite charities or select new ones through the Alaska Combined Federal Campaign, which begins Monday.
This year, the Alaska CFC theme is “You can change a life.” Since 1961, when President John F. Kennedy established the campaign with an executive order, the drive has collected more than $7 billion in charitable donations, according to the organization’s website.
Nearly 700 military members, families and other distinguished guests dressed in their finest attire to honor the Air Force’s legacy at the Dena’ina Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 19 for a ball and celebration.
U.S. Air Force installations across the globe celebrated the 68th Air Force birthday in some fashion, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson threw a party to remember a proud past and promising future.
SEWARD — Standing at the bow of the Viewfinder, President Barack Obama gripped the steel railing as the boat cut through the deep blue water of Resurrection Bay amid the mountains, islands and glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park.
As the days get shorter and colder, children need to start bundling up. For some, their winter jackets, gloves and boots don’t quite fit anymore.
Fortunately, the Army Community Service Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson offers the “Koats for Kids” program to service members and their families. The annual event is an opportunity for the JBER community to receive and exchange winter clothing before the seasonal change.
Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson sent the installation’s first round of humanitarian support to the people of Nepal affected by a recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the form of a C-17 Globemaster III and support personnel May 1.
The aircraft, from the 517th Airlift Squadron, carried a K Loader and a tire-changing kit, and first stopped in Guam to pick up a contingency response group before continuing to Kathmandu, Nepal.
After months of waiting and speculation, the United States Air Force has officially selected Eielson Air Force Base as the preferred location for two squadrons of F-35A fighters.
In a call to the Alaska Congressional Delegation Thursday morning, the secretary of the Air Force announced that following an environmental impact study (EIS) and official record of decision, Eielson AFB should receive its first of 48 F-35 fighters in the summer of 2019.