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The Arctic Warrior newspaper is a weekly metro-format newspaper with a printed circulation of 14,000 and a home website at The newspaper is printed in the interest of the men, women and families of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) community, located adjacent to Anchorage, Alaska. JBER, pronounced "J-Bear," is home to Air Force, Army, Alaska Army and Air National Guard, and Marine Corps Reserve units. The Arctic Warrior is the flagship print publication for commanders in the Alaska military community. Our mission is to tell stories using the highest quality of writing, photography, layout and design possible.

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Arctic Warrior - 05.20.2016

60 hits


Guardsmen practice movement tactics with simulator munitions; Elephant Cage to go the way of the mammoths; Taking the torch: JBER troops trained by Pathfinders; Air Force recruiting center opens; Safety stand-down day; Matters of Faith: Have a... more
Arctic Warrior - 05.13.2016

37 hits


True Grit: Hardscrabble childhood made NCO who she is; It's your move now, PCSing need not be difficult; JBER hosts observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day; Feeding the flight line: Provisions On Demand sates troops’ hunger; Ghosts of Dutch... more
Arctic Warrior - 05.06.2016

86 hits


Photo Story: Red Flag Alaska; Photo Story: JBER pararescuemen train for mass-casualty event; Advisement of ‘Miranda’ rights rooted in military history; Drug testing: preventing mishaps, ensuring troop readiness; Photo Story: USARAK's best... more
Arctic Warrior - 04.29.2016

81 hits


Photo Story: When she talks, everyone listens...Ma Deuce; Fighter squadron deploys to Southwest Asia in support of Inherent Resolve; Alaska marijuana laws don’t apply to those on JBER; JBER, Municipality of Anchorage sign formal partnership... more
Arctic Warrior - 04.22.2016

71 hits


“I’m Not Going To Let This Happen” – Helping homeless youth is officer’s passion; Wing recognized with Outstanding Unit Award; Guardsmen deploy to Afghanistan with Mongolian force; First Gray Eagle flight expands USARAK aviation... more
Arctic Warrior - 04.14.2016

84 hits


The edge of America: National Guardsmen train in Barrow; Training, effective or not, has long-ranging impact; Photo Story: Gas, gas, gas, 1-40th visits NBC course; Annual two-week Polar Force exercise tests JBER’s operational abilities; NWTC... more
Arctic Warrior - 04.08.2016

158 hits


Spartan Brigade conducts forced-entry exercise; Alaska Shield, Agencies team up to test skills; Post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t always start in combat; A life working recreation; Exercise beneficial to expectant mothers; Matters of... more
Arctic Warrior - 04.01.2016

125 hits


Going to the dogs: Army, Air Force dog handlers train together; Enlisted Evaluation System: getting it right is critical; Prescription take-back day is coming – but there’s no need to wait; JBER Military and Family Readiness Center offers a... more
Arctic Warrior - 03.25.2016

144 hits


Tethered Hearts: Vet's service dog always has his back; AF program aims to save money,time; GO/FO summit aims at strengthening partnerships, Arctic understanding; Photo Story: Go with the floe, JBER supports ICE-X; Occupational therapy Airmen go... more
Arctic Warrior - 03.18.2016

106 hits


Muleskinners move out; Guardsmen participate in cold-weather exercise with Mongolian armed forces; Exercising mobility readiness; Junior NCOs: critical linchpin to stronger warfighters; AER, AFAF campaigns ready to kick off 2016 fundraising... more
Arctic Warrior - 03.11.2016

173 hits


Arctic airdrop, 249th Airlift Squadron support U.S. Navy's Ice-X; Getting it together: JBER spouses’ clubs plan summer merger; Not just a deployment problem: It’s brain injury awareness month; Screenings prevent small problems from turning... more
Arctic Warrior - 03.04.2016

119 hits


Warrior Scribe: Pararescueman unites military, civilian writers; Static display C-130 Hercules heads indoors for refurbishment; 90th Fighter Squadron Raptors first to be armed with new AIM-9X; Remote Rides: C-12 Hurons ferry personnel, gear to... more
Arctic Warrior - 02.26.2016

104 hits


Remembrance: JBER honors Japanese held at internment facilities; Putting a stop to trafficking in persons; Partnership program helps JBER build links with community; Almost like flying again: Stand-alone photo, static C-130 Hercules prepared to... more
Arctic Warrior - 02.19.2016

146 hits


Photo Story: Southern Spartans; CBRNE Airmen ensure downrange safety with weekly classes; JBER hospital nabs more honors with nurse program; Avionics Airmen provide specialized treatment to ‘ill’ aircraft; IceCam saves time, deicing fluid... more
Arctic Warrior - 02.12.2016

117 hits


Control freaks, Airmen coordinate highways of the sky; 168th refuelers redesignated in Eielson ceremony; Seminar aims to help applicants wanting federal jobs; Special Victim Counselors offer services to National Guard, too; Simple fixes of... more
Arctic Warrior - 02.05.2016

152 hits


USARAK's winter games, Wainwright, JBER troops battle in 7-event contest; EOD Airmen train for the job no one wants to need them for; Privately owned weapons on installation must be registered, secured; Service members turn out in force to assist... more
Arctic Warrior - 01.29.2016

153 hits


Tern migration, 249 AS takes their show on the road; Use caution when taking dietary, performance supplements; Air Force’s Trusted Care program comes to JBER; CENTCOM bringing theater course to JBER for two sessions; Security Forces Squadron... more
Arctic Warrior - 01.22.2016

279 hits


Paratrooper awarded Soldier’s Medal; Photo story: Into the wild blue yonder, 525th Fighter Squadron Raptors depart for Kadena Air Base for training; 176th Wing engineers return to JBER from Middle East deployment; Balikatan 2016 offers Airmen a... more
Arctic Warrior - 01.15.2016

126 hits


Fire for effect, 2-377 PFAR lobs steel downrange; Guard director tours rural areas, talks engagement; Photo story: Fire and Ice, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment mortar practice; Even in a warm winter, there’s still snow on the... more
Arctic Warrior - 01.08.2016

148 hits


Getting a move on, Army, Air Force team up to move gear to JRTC; Unapproved medical care could cost you; Customer service evaluation program effects change on JBER; Marine Highway System policies ease travel for service members; Throughout... more
Arctic Warrior - 12.18.2015

233 hits


Slow down, don't be a statistic; Top Class: Largest group of students graduates from PME Center; Slow down on winter roadways; December marks National Impaired Driving Prevention Month; Pets need extra care during the dog days of ... winter?;... more
Arctic Warrior - 12.11.2015

155 hits


Deputy Dragoon, Canadian officer in deputy position at USARAK; Airmen create works of art with metals technology; Jumping in a winter wonderland; Stop the world and melt ... the frost off the plane; Joint Commission names JBER hospital top... more
Arctic Warrior - 12.04.2015

149 hits


Very metal Airmen, Structural maintenance flight keeps JBER airworthy; Be outstanding – or be outprocessing; 525th FS crew chiefs honored at ceremony; Mongolian NCO attends course with USARAK troops; Photo, Weather flight: a meteorological... more
Arctic Warrior - 11.27.2015

191 hits


Making the grade, Initiative turns senior NCOs into officers; Polar practicality, USARAK troops brave subzero temps during Cold-weather Indoctrination Course ruck march, bivouac; Baking up holiday cheer; Honorary commanders receive immersion... more
Arctic Warrior - 11.20.2015

114 hits


Flight line brake check, winter weather keeps Airmen busy doing the math for aircraft safety; Birds of a feather ‘mock-board’ together; Stopping sexual assault before it starts; SFS conducts annual combatives training; Guard’s senior... more
Arctic Warrior - 11.13.2015

200 hits


Honoring Veterans, Community remembers those who have served; Guardian Angels rescue 2 near Skwentna; Carter: Alaska plays critical strategic role for America; Just drive – leave the talking and texting for later; From master sergeant to... more
Arctic Warrior - 11.06.2015

175 hits


Air Force NCO battles breast cancer with a will to win; Officials laud good training, swift response to hospital incident; A warm welcome home; Tops In Blue; How to mitigate illness this cold and flu season; Matters of Faith; U.S. Capitol... more
Arctic Warrior - 10.30.2015

611 hits


Doing time in Hell, Survivor speaks out about domestic, sexual abuse; Quest of the quarter, Dicemen defeat Bulldogs; It’s my aircraft; I just let the major fly it once in a while,Dedicated crew chiefs honored by 90th Fighter Squadron; Christmas... more
Arctic Warrior - 10.23.2015

181 hits


Search and rescue, 1-207th Aviation troops practice casualty evacuation; Acute Care clinic to open its doors wider; In honor of Alaska Day, 9th Army Band inspires,educates through concerts in Sitka; Alaska Guardsmen escort WWII, Korean War vets... more
Arctic Warrior - 10.16.2015

149 hits


A taste for service, Guatemalan-borne NCO relishes life as airborne cook; A visit to the Pentagon, JBER Airman meets senior Joint, Air Force leadeship; Marijuana remains illegal according to federal law; Pride of the Snow Team, 773d Civil... more
Arctic Warrior - 10.09.2015

172 hits


The Voice of the victims, Special victim counselor is independent attorney,advocate for victims of sexual crime; Alaska Air Guard rescue trains in Homer waters; A shot in the arm; Gladiators of the gridiron; Energy Action Month campaign kicks... more
Arctic Warrior - 10.02.2015

212 hits


Geronimo, 1st and 3rd Geronimos jump from helicopters; CFC season is here again – see how you can change a life; New AKNG command sergeant major hits the groud running; Best Soldiers; Dissimilar training for similar goals, Navy, Air Force hone... more
Arctic Warrior - 09.25.2015

184 hits


Yukla 27 rememered, Families mark 20 years since tragic loss of AWACS crew; Nations assemble for historic airborne SUSV drop; AWACS tragedy spurred safety improvements; National Preparedness Month: Volcano edition; Matters of Faith; 68 Years:... more
Arctic Warrior - 09.18.2015

191 hits


Reserve Raptor ready; JBER hosts memorial for Yukla 27 crew; A little grease doesn’t get C-17 Globemaster III crew chief down; Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue three from sinking boat; AFE Airmen provide lifesaving equipment on every JBER flight;... more
Arctic Warrior - 09.11.2015

158 hits


Aerospace ground equipment Airmen get base-specific training; Thefts on the rise; Disaster Preparedness Month series, Be ready for earthquakes; A state fair beef showdown; USARAK Soldier expands Chilean partnership; JBER pharmacy undergoes... more
Arctic Warrior - 09.03.2015

216 hits


The arctic executive, President Obama visits Alaska; Guardsmen compete in 2015 Adjutant General’s Match; Knowledge is power for AMYA graduates; JBER Airmen attend professional development seminar; Matters of Faith; National Preparedness Month
Arctic Warrior - 08.28.2015

132 hits


A common language, Royal Thai Air Force CCTs train at JBER; Pacific Airlift Rally brings 14 nations to JBER; USARAK commander sets out priorities for readiness; Off to Orient Shield, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division loads... more
Arctic Warrior - 08.20.2015

167 hits


Red Flag, Seven countries participate in exercise; Munitions Airmen blow doors off Red Flag; The guns of August; Elmendorf Fitness Center hosts 17-mile bike race; Matters of Faith; JBER Family Advocacy hosts Daddy Day
Arctic Warrior - 08.14.2015

168 hits


Taking the plunge, USARAK Soldiers conduct water survival training; What lies beneath, JBER upgrades water supply lines; Nepali troops attend Warrior Leaders Course at JBER; VA secretary visits JBER; There's an active shooter in the building,... more
Arctic Warrior - 08.07.2015

146 hits


SMA visits troops in the Last Frontier; Fire in the hole, JBER EOD troops get hands-on with IEDs; JBER medical personnel see patients as family; Top cover, Airmen maintain America's remote invisible armor; August marks Army's 5th Antiterrorism... more
Arctic Warrior - 07.31.2015

125 hits


Top sergeants and brothers in arms; Airman talks why she became victim advocate; Always remember: Family members, comrades celebrate lives of Sitka 43 fallen; Guardian Angel launch; JBER transition summit offers networking; Sports season means... more
Arctic Warrior - 07.24.2015

146 hits


Load crew competition; Marines in the mountains: 1st Recon Battalion in Alaska; Soldiers participate in CBRN training; Kayak training; Summer sports saftey; Matters of Faith; Mountain biking with FSS; The sun is out, and sor are the bears;
Arctic Warrior - 07.17.2015

288 hits


USARAK Change of Command; RED HORSE rebuild; 1/40th Cavalry redeploys; Veterans in Blue: Johnny "Bulldog" Hernandez; Matters of Faith; Arctic Warriors participate in Bear Paw festival
Arctic Warrior - 07.10.2015

221 hits


Spartans jump into Talisman Sabre; JBER Soldier dies in motorcycle accident; Black Hawk crews continue firefighting mission; Denali paratroopers hand off Kosovo mission to Guard unit; Failure can be a learning opportunity; Coast Guard aircrews... more
Arctic Warrior - 07.02.2015

284 hits


U.S., Australia partnership takes it to the Outback; F/A-18 Super Hornets: Lessons in communication; Commander's holiday safety message; No selfies: three steps to better leadership; Marine KC-130Js fuel Northern Edge; AACS tests upgraded AWACS;... more
Arctic Warrior - 06.25.2015

176 hits


Bulldogs bring some intimidation to Northern Edge 2015; JBER brings personnel, equipment to bear on wildfires; Colony Glacier remains recovery mission continues; Alaska Corps of Engineers assist Nepal with Operation Sahyogi Haat; Guardsmen battle... more
Arctic Warrior - 06.19.2015

148 hits


Joint U.S. forces kick off Northern Edge 2015 exercise; Aircraft arrest system protects planes, pilots;Guardsmen head to Ulaanbaatar for Exercise Khaan Quest; Arctic Oasis offers family fun; ATV safety course prepares riders for all terrain;... more
Arctic Warrior - 06.12.2015

172 hits


673d Fuels Management Flight best in Air Force; Fun doesn't have to include alcohol; DoD's EO policy changes; USARAK troops battle it out in combatives; Paratroopers visit Normandy for 71st D-Day anniversary; Victim Advocates lend a helping hand;... more
Arctic Warrior - 06.05.2015

133 hits


Angels of the Pacific, six nations take part in Pacific Angel 15-4; 176th Wing Civil Engineers deploy in support of OEF; New Air Force regulation bans tobacco use in outdoor areas; Civil Engineers conduct repair projects; First to fight, USARAK... more
Arctic Warrior - 05.29.2015

178 hits


Airman finds niche, family history in EOD career; Boniface gate closure due to maintenance; USB devices, fitness bands have no place on network; Driving on JBER's airfield requires training, caution; Trial by fire, USAFA cadets train with JBER... more
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