About 50 paratroopers are expected to return to Alaska late Wednesday evening from nearly a year’s deployment in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan.
Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson says the paratroopers are assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at JBER.
About 220 of the brigade’s 3,500 soldiers already returned from Afghanistan on two flights earlier this month.
- The Utah man accused of killing his wife aboard a cruise ship in Southeast Alaska is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing 10 a.m. Wednesday.
- More than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed Monday afternoon in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits.
- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said being unaffiliated has helped him and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott work on issues without concern about party politics.
- The state has pushed back the bid deadline for the ferry Taku – again. That’s because a potential buyer wants more time.