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Acting Secretary of the Air Force meets JBER Airmen
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning meets with Airmen on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 27, 2013, as they discuss the various missions squadrons assigned to the base perform. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)
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Acting Secretary of the Air Force visits JBER

Posted 11/27/2013   Updated 11/27/2013 Email story   Print story


by Air Force Staff Sgt. Blake Mize
JBER Public Affairs

11/27/2013 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska  -- The Air Force's highest ranking civilian visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Nov. 27 to see JBER's Total Force Alert mission first hand.

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning toured JBER to learn about the various units that contribute to the base's ability to respond at a moment's notice.

Fanning toured the 176th Air Defense Squadron, 176th Wing's rescue squadrons, 3rd Wing's Combat Alert Cell, 673d Security Forces Squadron and 673d Civil Engineer Squadron during his brief visit. Personnel from each unit explained what they do to ensure JBER is ready at all times.

Fanning's visit to JBER concluded a week-long Pacific-focused tour. In addition to JBER, he visited Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, and Osan and Kunsan Air Bases, Republic of Korea."

Fanning became the 24th Undersecretary of the Air Force in April. He has served as acting Secretary of the Air Force since June.

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