In the Arctic, vast expanses of ice stretch farther than the eye can see.
This region, while uninhabitable, is expected to grow in importance in years to come. The ice is giving way as the Earth’s climate changes.
When it does, it will become a crucial strategic interest for the U.S. and it’s partnering nations.
Airmen from the Combat Alert Center at Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska (JBER) have been conducting intercept missions past and present of the Cold War era.
Today, airmen working at JBER continue this 24-hour watch to protect and maintain U.S. air sovereignty in the 21st Century. Video by Andrew Breese.
This video was published on June 2, 2018.