Two Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawks and a U.S. Army Alaska CH-47 Chinook approach the flight line as part of the Joint Forces Demonstration during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 1, 2018. This biennial event hosted by JBER is one of the largest in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. The event features multiple performers and ground acts to include the JBER joint forces, U.S. Air Force F-22 and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrations teams, June 30-July 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Step inside the CH-47 Chinook

The CH-47 Chinook helicopter is a military workhorse, providing not only a way to get troops in and out of hot spots, but also a great platform for airlifting cargo, vehicles, and critical supplies. With seats for more than 30 passengers and plenty of cargo space, this helo is a star with the Alaska Army […]


4th Quartermaster Company and 3rd OSS Riggers

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is home to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) – the Pacific’s only Airborne brigade. To make those operations possible requires the hard work of the Soldiers of the 4th Quartermaster Company (Airborne) – the riggers who pack the parachutes – and their Air Force and civilian counterparts of the 3rd […]