JBER'S 3rd Wing turns 100
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's 3rd Wing is turning 100.
Anchorage painter John Hume helped unveil his latest project Thursday at a base hangar. The painting highlights all the aircraft flown by the wing since 1919.
The 3rd Wing has called JBER home since December 1991, when it moved from the Philippines.
"The 3rd Wing actually was born on July 1, 1919 in San Antonio at Kelly Field. And this is significant because the wing is older than the U.S. Air Force," said Colonel Robert Davis, the wing's commanding officer. "The Air Force is only about 72 years old here in September, and we're 100 years old."
Various events are scheduled Friday and Saturday at the JBER Airfield to celebrate. They are free, and open to anyone with base access.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the artwork has been at JBER since 1991.
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