Video of U.S. and Canadian armed forces Service members work in the joint operations center at headquarters Alaskan Command (ALCOM) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

The Alaskan Command is a joint sub-unified command of the United States Northern Command, (formerly of United States Pacific Command) responsible for operations in and around the state of Alaska. Alaskan Command is charged with maintaining air sovereignty, deploying forces for worldwide contingencies as directed by the Commander, Pacific Command, providing support to federal and state authorities during civil emergencies and conducting joint training for the rapid deployment of combat forces. ALCOM combined forces include more than 16,000 Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard personnel, and 3,700 guardsmen and reservists.


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