The Army will be cutting thousands of positions from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, with the majority expected to come from the 4/25th Airborne Brigade. This week hundreds of troops from that unit are in Australia on a training mission. Many of the soldiers heard about the cuts for the first time from family or on social media.
Combating the wildfires breaking out across the Alaska involves a mix of local, state, and federal resources. But amid organizational and financial complexities, most of the immediate needs on the ground are quite basic.