Following a successful test of the United States’ anti-ballistic missile capabilities this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the missile defense system’s components in South Korea and Alaska a threat to Russia.
Alaskans will celebrate the 75th anniversary this year of the Alaska Highway. Organizers of those celebrations plan to include tributes to the African-American soldiers who helped carve the road out of rugged wilderness.
In a White House proclamation, President Donald Trump designated 11 a.m. local time on Memorial Day to unite in prayer for permanent peace and asked all Americans to observe a national moment of remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.
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.