The main frustration in the rescue community with locator beacons is that too often people don’t register them, omitting crucial information that can save searchers hours.
After the flood waters, some were left with feet of sand in their homes.
The damage from the storm ranges across a thousand miles of Western Alaska, from Kuskokwim Bay all the way up through the Bering Strait.
Gerace doesn’t have a master’s degree, let alone two, records show. And he isn’t a member of the National Guard, either.
Nearly 70 years after the dramatic rescue of a downed Navy air crew on St. Lawrence Island, the Alaska Heroism Medal will be awarded to the families of 16 members of the Gambell First Scouts Batallion.
One of the hardest hit structures has been the newly built $11 million Community Health Center, which Borough Manager Jon Erickson said could cost millions to repair.
Extreme winds and cold temperatures have affected the areas. At one point over the weekend, 20,000 households in Mat-Su lost power.
Operation Santa recipient communities are identified by the state as communities that have experienced particular hardship that year.
An Alaska Air National Guard spokesperson says the Guard’s 176th Wing provided two C-17 cargo planes and four aircrews to help U.S. forces evacuate Americans and others from Afghanistan.
Unin’s advice to other women who may want a combat job is to do lots of physical training.