My visit to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson JBER


I have finally made it back home from a week in Anchorage an able to sit and write. It has been an emotional Rollercoaster. 32 men has been ID and we have 20 men to go. To those families still waiting with me, the team goes up 6 days a week and working very hard to bring our men home.

I witnessed these men for 2 days preparing to go on the glacier. They get to the office by 730 am all 6 days, it takes them about 30 minutes to put all their gear on and then they go in the office for their morning briefing. Once they take off they are on the glacier most of the day…unless weather is bad.

There is also a small team that sleeps across from the glacier in a 3 day rotation to keep an eye on things and the weather. This shows the dedication they have for bringing out men home.

Listening to the men talk, they say the glacier has revealed a lot of things this year. I hope to hear how much as time goes on. Nope, I could not find out what it did reveal…lol

Captain Collier, is the person that set this mission up for this year. All the details big or small. Thanks soooo much Sir for the great job you have done and are doing

Talking with Captain Collier and COL Travis Koch about things, they made me feel very welcome there.  To the both of them thanks because everyone says I am a bit to much.

Dr. Gregory E. Berg, thanks for coming back 1 more year to work with the new team.

Allen Cronin, thank you for making sure I was able to meet the team and say thank you to them. Thanks for all your hard work with making sure the families are well informed of things.

To all I did not meet but played a part in this. Thanks and my hat off to you all

Special Thanks to Fly Around Alaska ∙ Palmer (Don) taking me to see the glacier when all I can for was to meet you all for the 1st time.~Tonja Anderson-Dell

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