Alaska's Military Top Stories

Bill to update Alaska's Military Code of Justice advances from House committee

A bill that would update Alaska's Military Code of Justice and strengthen penalties for certain violations has advanced from the House Judiciary Committee.

Director of Army National Guard addresses soldiers at JBER Sunday

Hundreds of Alaska Army National Guard soldiers had a chance to meet with the director of the national institution on Sunday.

U.S. Marines who served with missing snowmachiner travel to Alaska to help search

It's been one week since Casey Graham went missing during a snowmachine trip out of McGrath. A Wildlife State Trooper found Graham's snowmachine last week in open water on the Kuskokwim River but nothing else.

All combat roles now open to women Pentagon says

All combat roles now open to women, Pentagon says

Starting next year, all military combat jobs will be open to women after an announcement made by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.

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.

Pearl Harbor

4 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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