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.
The pollock boats were in the U.S. exclusive economic zone, which reserves fishing rights for American boats but doesn’t block international vessels from entering.
Murkowski is co-sponsoring an amendment that would ban the Pentagon from transferring certain surplus military weapons to police departments.
Congress has approved a new Native allotment filing period for veterans who served during the Vietnam War era
A decision is expected as early as 2021 and would bring 1,400 military and civilian personnel to Anchorage.
While Alaska’s rallies and protests have remained peaceful some Alaskans have reported instances of intimidation, backlash, or resistance. More demonstrations are planned for this weekend.
The Bristol Bay borough is the epicenter of fish processing during the short sockeye fishery, and its population grows exponentially as seafood workers and fishermen come to the region.
The Alaska National Guard is mobilizing to assist with the state’s coronavirus response, putting dozens of volunteer Guard members on active duty.