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International experts on Arctic warfare gather for first time at remote Alaska training site

International experts on Arctic warfare gather for first time at remote Alaska training site

Elite specialists in mountaineering, skiing, and Arctic survival came to the Northern Warfare Training Center near Fairbanks to learn new techniques for fighting in terrain that can itself be a weapon against troops.
Four rescued after grounding near Kodiak

Four rescued after grounding near Kodiak

The crew of the 80 foot fishing vessel Savannah Ray issued a mayday call when they went aground in Chiniak Bay at about 1:30 a.m.…

Savoonga residents frustrated with cleanup of former military site

Savoonga residents frustrated with cleanup of former military site

Residents of St. Lawrence Island have met with the Army Corps. of Engineers to discuss the cleanup of environmental contaminants left at Northeast Cape.…

Norton Sound women rally against high cancer rates among Alaska Natives

Norton Sound women rally against high cancer rates among Alaska Natives

They traveled to Nome for a conference to discuss high rates of cancer, developmental disabilities and other diseases linked to contaminants and former military sites…

Vet suicide prevention bill passes Congress

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said it’s an important bill for Alaska, which has the highest number of vets per capita and also the highest rate…

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Col. Laurie Hummel named new Adjutant General for the Alaska National Guard

Col. Laurie Hummel named new Adjutant General for the Alaska National Guard

Retired Colonel Laurie Hummel served in Army intelligence for 30 years after graduating from West Point, and is…

Eyak salvaged, back in Sitka

Eyak salvaged, back in Sitka

Ten days after the 80-foot tender and mail boat ran aground and sank just north of the Goddard…

National Guard problems highlight outdated military code

National Guard problems highlight outdated military code

Under the current Alaska National Guard rules, misconduct is only met with administrative penalties. Now, legislators are preparing…

Alaska military bases could lose 11,100 troops amid national drawdown

Alaska military bases could lose 11,100 troops amid national drawdown

A pending military draw down could take more than 11,000 troops off of bases in Alaska.…

‘Hire More Heroes Act’ passes U.S. House unanimously

‘Hire More Heroes Act’ passes U.S. House unanimously

Despite the fierce fights waged in Congress over the Affordable Care Act, a bill to loosen the employer…

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