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U.S. Marine sentenced to 26 years for 2013 sexual assault of Anchorage woman

A U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant was sentenced to 26 years in federal prison and was dishonorably discharged from the Military, for the the 2013 kidnapping and sexual assault of an Anchorage woman, Thursday, Anchorage police wrote in a press release.

Back from Afghanistan, Army helicopters may help civilians

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Sixteen Army Black Hawk helicopters are back in Alaska and ready to help with civilian medical emergencies after spending nine months in Afghanistan.

F35 Future

USAF takes next step toward bringing F-35's to Alaska

The U.S. Air Force will soon hold public meetings in Alaska's interior to begin the formal process of stationing F-35's at Eielson Air Force Base.

Military Cuts

Army officials visit Anchorage as it mulls JBER cuts

An Army delegation spent Monday in Anchorage, meeting with city leaders and residents who are trying to convince the Army not to make cuts to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Air Force Names Eielson Preferred Base for F-35 Stealth Jets

Photo by Andy Wolfe, U.S. Navy

Budget proposal includes Eielson F-35 simulators

A request for $37 million for construction of an F-35 flight simulator facility at Eielson Air Force Base is included in President Obama's proposed budget.

Retired Army colonel named Alaska's new adjutant general

Retired Army colonel named Alaska's new adjutant general

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker named Alaska’s new adjutant general and deputy commissioner for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Friday, in hopes they would “take the reins, turn the page of the Alaska National Guard.”

793rd Military Police Battalion Return to JBER from Afghanistan

JBER ceremony to welcome home 160 Alaska soldiers

About 160 soldiers will be officially welcomed home to Alaska Tuesday from Afghanistan.

Little Diomede Village

Guard steps in during power outage in remote island village

When a generator went out on the remote island of Little Diomede, the National Guard stepped in to deliver help.

Anchorage families hail JBER soldiers' return from Afghanistan

Anchorage families hail JBER soldiers' return from Afghanistan

After several months overseas, hundreds of Alaska-based soldiers returned home to a hero’s welcome Tuesday night.

Army Numbers to Shrink, but Not at Fort Wainwright

Fairbanks-based soldier pleads guilty to son's murder, wife's rape

A Fort Wainwright soldier has been found guilty in a Washington court-martial of fatally stabbing his son in April and raping his wife, after entering guilty pleas to numerous charges in the case.

Memorial for Sitka 43 crew reaches fundraising goal

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