The DEA held a number of Red Ribbon Week events across Anchorage and the Mat-Su earlier this month in partnership with local law enforcement and emergency services agencies, as well as the Alaska National Guard.
Community members alongside members of the armed forces, gathered together at the Baranof Castle State Historic Site to watch the reenactment of the Russian flag being lowered, in remembrance of the the official transfer of the former Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States.
Volunteers and installation leadership brought suicide prevention awareness to service members and their families as they entered and exited the gates of JBER as part of the base's 988 at the Gate initiative.
Army Gen. Randy George was sworn in as the Army's Chief of Staff during a visit to Joint-Base Elmendorf Richardson with Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer. The Army leaders visited JBER to talk with Alaska servicemembers and learn more about the challenges they face in the Arctic.
A damp start to the summer months across the state gave a chance to send Alaska-based wildland crews to fire-ravaged areas outside of the state, but an unseasonably dry August led to a number of lightning-caused fires erupting in the Fairbanks North Star and Denali boroughs.
Approximately 80 aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps were buzzing in the sky last month while participating in a series of Pacific Air Forces field training exercises.
Boots trekked on the Eldridge Glacier as service members kicked off their first military-led search and rescue mission as part of “Operation Eldridge Glacier,” a project looking for the remains of 19 service members who died in a plane crash seven decades ago.
A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier was awarded the U.S. Army Recruiting Ribbon, given to those who increase recruiting awareness in the Army and encourage military members to tell their stories.
Monday kicked off National Police Week in Alaska and around the nation. President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962 and the week on which that day falls as Police Week.
An adult female black bear is attracting a crowd wherever she goes these days on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, so much so that she’s on a first-name basis with the military community that routinely sees the bruin on base.
In early April, the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Exchange was recognized as one of the top exchanges in the world, winning runner-up in the large category for the Director/CEO Cup from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.
This year’s exercise involved around 8,000 soldiers, according to a release from U.S. Army Alaska, and tested soldiers in the mountainous terrain east of Fairbanks and Eielson Air Force Base known as the Yukon Training Area.
In February, Kerfeld was recognized as the Alaska Airman of the Year as one of 12 select junior enlisted service members to be recognized as the Alaska Service member of the year award by ASYMCA of Alaska.
Last October, the US Airforce implemented a new deployment Module, Air Force Force Generation (AFFORGEN). The new module, will replace the Air Expeditionary Force deployment model, that previously used.
Between January 30th and February 3rd, four Coast Guard members assisted the U.S. Army 70th Brigade Engineer Battalion “Kodiaks” and 1/11 IBCT “Arctic Wolves” at Fort Wainwright as part of their Artic Strategy.
In early January, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Fire and Emergency Service Station Chief Karl Schultz, headed out to Six Mile Lake with a group of military members for the station’s ice rescue training course.