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Pages: 35. Chapters: Alaska World War II Army Airfields, Alexai
Point Army Airfield, Amchitka Air Force Base, Annette Island
Airport, Cape Field at Fort Glenn, Casco Cove Coast Guard Station,
Cold Bay Airport, Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport, Eielson Air Force
Base, Gakona Landing Strip, Gambell Airport, Joint Base
Elmendorf-Richardson, Juneau International Airport, Kiska Army
Airfield, Ladd Army Airfield, Naknek Airport, Naval Air Facility
Adak, Nome Airport, Ogliuga Island Army Airfield, Port Heiden
Airport, Seward Airport, Yakutat Airport. Excerpt: Joint Base
Elmendorf-Richardson (IATA: EDF, ICAO: PAED, FAA LID: EDF) is a
United States military facility in Anchorage, the largest city in
Alaska. It is an amalgamation of the former United States Air Force
Elmendorf Air Force Base and the United States Army Fort
Richardson, which were merged in 2010. The facilities, which have
always shared the same relative geographic position, were
officially combined by the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment
Commission. Its mission is to support and defend U.S. interests in
the Asia Pacific region and around the world by providing units who
are ready for worldwide air power projection and a base that is
capable of meeting PACOM's theater staging and throughput
requirements. It is the home of the Headquarters, Alaskan Command
(ALCOM), Alaskan NORAD Region (ANR), Joint Task Force-Alaska
(JTF-AK), Eleventh Air Force (11 AF), the 673d Air Base Wing, the
3rd Wing, the 176th Wing and other Tenant Units. Joint Base
Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), holds the distinction of being one of
12 Joint Bases that were created in BRAC 2005. The 673d ABW
consists of four groups that operate and maintain the joint base
for air sovereignty, combat training, force staging and throughput
operations in support of worldwide contingencies. The installation
hosts the headquarters...
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