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Anchorage to Hear More Airplane Noise During JBER Exercise

JBER-Based Units Tapped for Kosovo Peacekeeping Tour

A few hundred Alaska-based soldiers will be visiting a new part of the world later this year, as Army officials announced their upcoming nine-month deployment to join European peacekeeping forces in Kosovo.

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Three JBER Army Units to Stand Down in 2014 Cuts

Three Army units based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are scheduled to stand down Thursday, part of an Army reorganization announced in January which will see the base lose nearly 800 soldiers.

Coast Guard Mulls Downsizing Kodiak Station

The Coast Guard is considering a proposal to downsize its Kodiak communications station.

Coast Guard Finds 3 Overdue Prince William Sound Boaters Safe

The U.S. Coast Guard has found three Anchorage men aboard a fishing boat overdue from a weekend trip to Prince William Sound.

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Rural Woman in Labor Assisted by Multiple Agencies

In a multiple agency effort, a Nulato woman experiencing early labor symptoms was transported to Anchorage for emergency care, despite bad weather, aircraft issues, and the rural location of the village.

JBER Bear Attack

Army Guardsman Mauled by Bear in JBER Exercise

An Alaska Army National Guardsman is in stable condition after being mauled by a brown bear sow during a Sunday morning exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Guardsman s Heroism in Afghanistan Garners Silver Star

Guardsman's Heroism in Afghanistan Garners Silver Star

Nearly four years after saving the lives of four comrades pinned down by gunfire in Afghanistan, an Alaska Air National Guard pararescueman received the nation's third-highest decoration for valor in recognition of his selfless acts.

Anchorage Veteran Says He Waited Over a Year for Care

Anchorage Veteran Says He Waited Over a Year for Care

James Rhodes says the story behind his physical challenges began 24 years ago, when he worked in the Air Force as a refueling specialist.

New JBER Commander Eager to Get To Work

New JBER Commander Eager to Get To Work

Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson received a new commander Wednesday, with Air Force Col. Brian Bruckbauer taking the reins of the 673d Air Base Wing from Col. Brian Duffy in a change-of-command ceremony.

Proposed U.S. Army Alaska 2020 Cuts Go Deep

The U.S. Army has laid out its worst-case scenario for cutting back its forces globally and in Alaska by the year 2020.

Alaska NORAD Shares Santa Tracking Secrets

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Alaska NORAD Shares Santa Tracking Secrets

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

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