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  • Remembering MLK: Leadership traits and experiences applicable to today's military --

    On the third Monday of January each year, as we -- Air Force members -- civilian and military -- reflect on and celebrate the world-changing movements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are reminded of how much of Dr. King's message mirrors our three core values: integrity first, service before self, excellence in all we do.Integrity First --
  • Balancing fair and equal

    The fundamental goal of a Command Team should be to establish an organizational climate that is balanced with both fair and equal treatment of all its members. This just climate enables morale to grow and it starts with Airmen understanding the balance between fair treatment and equal treatment. Fair is often not equal treatment, but rather giving
  • The elephant in the room

    Chaplain addresses talking religion in the workplace
  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

    While the song certainly refers to special and meaningful parts of most typical Christmases, it can sometimes be a little different for those of us serving in the military. Sometimes we are able to take leave and travel home to spend time with family and friends or have them travel to wherever we are stationed to spend the holidays with us. When we have those opportunities, we are truly blessed and should be thankful that we have the chance to be together and reminisce about “the glories of Christmases long, long ago,” as the famous song also reminds.
  • December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

    Drunk and drugged driving is a deadly epidemic, yet it still continues across the United States.  In addition to the human toll, drunk driving takes a toll on our country. The financial impact is devastating, based on 2010 numbers, the most recent year for which cost data is available, impaired driving crashes cost the United States $44 billion
  • Have a wingman during the holidays

    The wingman concept is especially important during the holiday season.
  • Patriot Warrior: Reserve Citizen Airmen lead the way

    For nearly 70 years, the Air Force Reserve has served as a cornerstone to the defense of our nation by providing combat-ready forces to meet the needs of commanders all over the world.
  • 477 FSS change of command Aug, 25, 2017

    "Ten years ago, the Air Force wisely laid in a Fighter Classic Associate on the F-22 Mission here at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson," said U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher D. Ogren, 477th Fighter Group Commander. "In that time, we’ve grown from seven to 400 souls and we've grown with the F-22, & the AIR DOMINANCE Mission.
  • 12 runners journey across 200 miles

    Runners on Reserve, a team of 12 runners from JBER, competed in the inaugural Alaska Relay, a 200-mile race that started at Mirror Lake in Chugiak and finished at the High School in Seward. Out of 16 teams, our team finished in sixth place, an accomplishment that we can all be proud of. Although bodies were pushed to the limit, the team comradery while spending 28 hours in a van with six other sweaty runners was second to none.
  • 477th-Thank you for all you do

    To the men and women of the 477th Fighter Group I would like to take a moment and say thank you for everything you do. It is because of your selfless acts of service and dedication to the United States Air Force and to your country that people all over the world are able to sleep comfortably at night knowing that as we sleep you are there keeping a watchful eye, you are the sword and avenger.