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Army confirms 2,600 soldiers to be cut from Anchorage

Army confirms soldiers to be cut in Anchorage, Fairbanks

The Army has confirmed cuts to Alaska-based soldiers announced by state politicians Wednesday, with an Anchorage-based formation set to lose roughly three-quarters of its current strength.

Federal review finds series of problems at Mat-Su VA clinic

A federal review of a Wasilla-based VA clinic, requested by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, revealed a series of problems that could potentially “compromise patient safety,” according to a report released Tuesday.

Veterans health care problems

Veterans' federal health program under fire due to health care delays

A new program designed to streamline access to health care for military veterans is coming under fire as veterans say they’ve been stymied by federal health care program.

U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard rescues men stuck in boat at edge of Cook Inlet

Two men were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard Saturday near the mouth of Cook Inlet, where their vessel became disabled.

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.

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.

Veterans health care problems

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