F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group participate in a close formation taxi, known as an
Elephant Walk, March 26, 2019, during Polar Force exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
This two-week exercise gives squadrons an oppportunity to demonstrate their abilities to forward deploy and
deliver overwhelming combat airpower.
Col. Brett R. Paola the Commander, 477th Fighter Group, Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson, Alaska.
NEW 477 FG INFO CARDS ARE OUT- See Supervisor for a copy (KEEP IT ON YOU/ STAY INFORMED)
477th Fighter Group:
Thank you for your help each month at the Fisher House.
The Alaska Fisher House is a "home away from home" for service members, veterans, and their family members. It provides a warm and compassionate environment for families to heal and support each other while receiving medical care in the Anchorage area.
To accomplish the OSI prebrief, go to the AF portal and search "Foreign Travel." Navigate to "Foreign Travel Prebrief and Debrief"
ORDERS FOR ANNUAL TRAINING (AT): Are you planning on doing some AT days before 1 October? AT orders must be published by 30 June this year. And note that AT, including travel, may not cross from one fiscal year (30 Sep) to the next fiscal year (1 Oct).
MIXING ACTIVE AND INACTIVE DUTY: Active duty tours (ADOS, ADT, AT, School, MPA, etc.) and inactive duty tours (UTA, RMP, AFTP and AGTP) cannot be performed on the same day. On a given day you can be paid for active duty or inactive duty, but not both. If your active duty tour is away from JBER, you will receive military pay for the travel days. For pay purposes those travel days are considered active duty days; therefore, you cannot be paid for inactive duty on the travel days. And if you perform a Readiness Management Period (RMP), you cannot be paid for any other duty types that day.
LET’S READ OUR TRAVEL ORDERS: Travel orders stipulate written authorizations for transportation, rental car, and availability of government quarters and meals. Those authorizations, or lack of, dictate reimbursable expenses on travel vouchers. To prevent personal out-of-pocket costs, read your orders and ask questions when in doubt about what you should do during TDY.