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SecDef visits Fort Wainwright

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visits troops at Ft. Wainwright

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made a stop in Fairbanks Friday afternoon on his way to meetings in South Korea and Kuala Lumpur. During his visit, Carter met with troops and Army officials stationed at Fort Wainwright.

Renewed grant to help rural Alaska veterans travel for free for health care

A renewed travel grant by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will allow thousands of veterans living in rural Alaska to avail of free travel for health care services, federal officials said Wednesday.

Fear not: explosions at JBER just training, military says

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team at JBER was practicing with the explosive C4, among other things, base spokesman Jim Hart said.

UPDATE: 'Agitated' airman with 9mm gun at waist led to base lockdown

JBER officials say an "agitated" active duty airman with a 9mm handgun in his waistband at the base hospital prompted the lockdown today. 

Lisa Murkowski on Trump, oil jobs & Planned Parenthood

Lisa Murkowski, Alaska’s senior senator in Washington, stopped by KTUU’s studios this week to talk about the state's biggest issues, from the wounded economy and potential military downsizing to whether government can play a role in suicide prevention and the future of a state gas line.  Also, what's she think of Donald Trump?

Troop cutbacks at JBER

Alaska troop reductions to be reviewed

The reduction of thousands of troops from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage could be delayed pending a lengthy new report on how the Army’s cuts would affect the ability of its Alaska-based force to protect the country.

Booms heard around city due to munitions disposal training at JBER

Explosions heard around Anchorage Tuesday afternoon were confirmed to be a planned explosive ordnance disposal training at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to Air Force spokesman, Jim Hart. 

First of 24 Apache helicopters arrive in Fairbanks

The first of 24 Apache helicopters that will be based out of Ft. Wainwright landed in Fairbanks on Tuesday.

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Veterans voice outrage over lack of care during Secretary’s visit

In Wasilla, veterans expressed outright anger over the time it takes to get an appointment and the quality of care they receive.

Alaska VA media roundtable discussion held

Senior officials from Alaska Veterans Administration Healthcare held a media day Wednesday to discuss the current state of the VA in Alaska.

WWII veteran returns to the Last Frontier

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