HC-130J Gets Escorted by F-22’s

08/25/2017: Members of the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, traveled to South Carolina to take possession of a new HC-130J "Combat King II" aircraft from Lockheed Martin. Once over Alaska airspace, two F-22 Raptors from the U.S. Air Force's 3rd Wing escorted the new HC-130J and its passengers to its…

U2 In Northern Edge

05/31/2017: A U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, California U-2 Dragon Lady participated for the first time in Exercise Northern Edge 17 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and showcased the unique capabilities it can bring to the joint fight. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, UNITED STATES 05.11.2017 9th Reconnaissance…

F-35 at Northern Edge

05/09/2017: U.S. Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 perform preflight operational checks on a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 4, 2017. Northern Edge, Alaska’s largest and premier joint training exercise, is designed to enhance interoperability among the services and ensure service members…

F-22 and Neptune Falcon

05/05/2016: 525th Fighter Squadron from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, sent F-22 Raptors to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in support of Neptune Falcon, a joint air interoperability exercise that demonstrates sustainability and surge operations in a restrictive environment. Credit: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs:4/17/16    

Arctic Thunder Opening and Joint Force Demo

08/01/2014: Opening ceremony and U.S. Army Drop with Alaska Joint Forces demo during Arctic Thunder 2014 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska on July 26, 2014. Arctic Thunder is a biennial event hosted by JBER, featuring more than 40 Air Force, Army, and civilian aerial acts and with more than 200,000…

Arctic Pegasus Insertion

06/18/2014: One of the skill sets used with effect in Afghanistan has been precision air dropping.  This experience is being carried forward elsewhere. Above the Arctic Circle, paratroopers from 2nd Engineer Brigade participate in Arctic Pegasus. The goal of this Arctic mobility exercise is to enhance U.S. Army Alaska's proficiency…

Spartans Conduct Arctic Airborne Ops

03/04/2014: In the first two photos, a paratrooper assigned the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, is seen after exiting a C-130 Hercules aircraft during an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform on Malamute…