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That booming sound on JBER? It’s how soldiers practice bomb disposal

Meet the soldiers tasked with destroying dangerous bombs and explosives here and overseas. And cover your ears: The 716th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company will continue training from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday.  

Former Alaska drill sergeant pleads guilty to sex assaults

A Missouri drill sergeant charged with sexually assaulting eight female soldiers pleaded guilty Monday to three charges at the outset of his court-martial. Most of the allegations involved women at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, but some involved women in Afghanistan and Fort Richardson.

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Under review, funding at risk for Kodiak missile launch pad

The state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex is moving forward with the regulatory groundwork for an additional rocket launch pad, but with each passing year the project faces more pressure to prove it can bring in revenue. 

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NORAD: Russian Military Plane Intercept 'Very Routine'

While the story is making a national and international splash, a military leader says the intercepts happen often.

Alleged Alaska National Guard Sexual Assault Victim Speaks Out

Governor Sean Parnell released the results of a National Guard Bureau assessment of the Alaska National Guard last week.

A report not only exposing a lack of confidence in command but also issues involving sexual assaults.

Now one of the victims is speaking out saying Governor Parnell did not do enough.

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Alaskans React to Obama's Strategy to Defeat ISIS

As President Obama unveiled his plan to deal with the threat ISIS poses to the world, Alaskans were watching closely.

Army Numbers to Shrink, but Not at Fort Wainwright

Fort Wainwright Soldier Charged with Pimping Women

An active-duty Fort Wainwright soldier is charged with sex trafficking as an alleged pimp, after Alaska State Troopers say a prostitute testified against him during a five-month investigation.

Alaska National Guard General Resigns After Report on Sexual Assaults

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Alaska National Guard General Resigns After Report on Sexual Assaults

A top Alaska National Guard officer has resigned after a military report on a series of sexual assaults in the Alaska National Guard, which Gov. Sean Parnell released Thursday afternoon.

Anchorage to Hear More Airplane Noise During JBER Exercise

Inactivation of 793rd Marks End of an Era

After nearly 72 years of consecutive service, the 793rd Military Police Battalion will inactivated on Thursday.

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AK Air Guardsmen Rescue 2 from Coal Creek Plane Crash

Two men were rescued early Wednesday morning after their plane crashed near Coal Creek Tuesday night.

Under review, funding at risk for Kodiak missile launch pad

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

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