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.
- "We’re helping to write down the story of how boarding schools are affecting us and our families today, so that our children and grandchildren will know the history."
- French President François Hollande was at the White House trying broaden an international coalition to fight the Islamic State.
- Canadian regulators say the Tulsequah Chief Project, near Juneau, has agreed to reduce pollution leaking into a nearby river. But the mine won’t have to restart a shuttered water-treatment plant.
- On the sidewalks, at the stores, at the bars, people have been talking about a loud sound they heard around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Most have never heard anything like it before.