The Navy will scan Kodiak and Unalaska waters for World War II-era munitions using underwater drones next month, as part of an ongoing effort to eventually remove the explosives. What could happen and whether the historic weapons would detonate is unclear.
The USS Juneau was a light cruiser in the battle of Guadalcanal, one of the fiercest naval battles of World War II. The vessel was torpedoed and sunk on Nov. 13, 1942, killing 687 sailors, including the five Sullivan brothers.
It’s been 40 years since the hangar doors opened at Air Station Sitka. Since 1977 Coast Guard helicopters have been flying all over Southeast Alaska for rescue missions and medevacs. Lt. Ray Jamros is a helicopter pilot, who pulls double-duty as…
These kinds of military encounters are happening all across Russia’s sphere of influence, and add up psychologically to create a sense of the country’s global reach, explains Heather Conley with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Summer promises to be a busy construction season for the Interior because of a series of projects at the region’s two Air Force installations. The projects will inject more than $1.5 billion into the area’s economy.