The annual defense bill is considered must-pass legislation to keep military programs going.
President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act has put Sitka’s plans for a new Coast Guard fast-response cutter on the rocks.
The Trump White House is racing to lease an icebreaker. One candidate is a ship with a notorious Alaska past owned by a Republican mega-donor.
Sen. Dan Sullivan said the Arctic is the next arena of great military power competition, and Russia has built up a lot more infrastructure on its side.
The youngest, newest and usually most-inexperienced members of the Coast Guard helped save a ship’s mission this summer.
Environmental groups have expressed concern that the Navy does not do enough to mitigate its impact on marine life, from whales and porpoises down to zooplankton.
Hallie Dixon settled in Anchorage with her husband, eight years before Alaska became a state. They also spent 14 years in St. Mary’s.
One of the jets had a mechanical problem in flight while returning from a military exercise in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sen. Sullivan says a large Russian naval exercise happening in the Bering Sea at the same time as the triple aircraft intercept demonstrates that the Arctic has become a flashpoint.
The altercation interrupted fishing for several boats, and some fishing industry players say they’re worried about continuing impacts from the exercises.