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Paratroopers jump out of a Nevada Air National Guard C-130H Hercules while conducting airborne training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 13, 2017. The Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, belong to the only American airborne brigade in the Pacific and are trained to execute airborne maneuvers in extreme cold weather/high altitude environments in support of combat, partnership and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena)

An F-15 Eagle from the 19th Fighter Squadron takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. The F-15 has long been hailed as the most successful dog-fighting aircraft in US history, boasting an undefeated air-to-air combat record with more than 100 aerial combat victories


A U.S. Marine assigned to 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, uses his rifle optic to survey the landscape while conducting a live-fire exercise during the 4th Marine Division Annual Rifle Squad Competition at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2017. Rifle squads from 1st and 2nd Battalions, 23rd Marine Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, competed in events that highlighted offensive/defensive operations, patrolling techniques, combat marksmanship, physical endurance, and overall small unit leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)


Arctic Guard

Alaska Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron negotiate wooded terrain while conducting mass-casualty, search and rescue training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 4, 2016. During the exercise, the rescue operators located, assessed, treated and evacuated numerous casualties while engaging and eliminating multiple attacks from opposition forces. In addition to training for combat search and rescue missions, the 212th Rescue Squadron also provides emergency rescue services for Alaska residents and visitors. (U.S. Air Force photos/Alejandro Pena)


Members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 212th Rescue Squadron participating in a mass-casualty training event on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, May 4, 2016. The exercise consisted of a tactical foot patrol in the woods on JBER, where the rescue team members for reported casualties. During the movement, the team was ambushed by opposition forces, causing them to react to contact, suppress enemy fire, and call for close air support. Afterwards, they located the survivors, treated them at a casualty collection point, and then extracted the survivors from the location, all while fending off continued waves of enemy combatants. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton/released)

U.S. Marine Corps FA-18C Hornets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 from Miramar, Calif., arrive at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska


Linked 5.56mm ammunition stands upright on a table behind the firing line as soldiers train with the M249 squad automatic weapon on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 23, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 23rd Engineer Company, 6th Engineer Battalion Combat, Airborne, 2nd Engineer Brigade, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)


Infantrymen with 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), being the only Arctic airborne brigade in the Army, conducts cross-training with members of an international delegation of defense attachés from Denmark, Germany, Belgium, South Africa and the Netherlands during a capabilities demonstration September 17, 2015 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. 

(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love)

Two F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct approach training March 24, 2016. The F-22 is the Air Force’s premium fifth-generation fighter asset. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)