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Channel 2 NewsSgt. Joshua Echtinaw was a good runner, maybe one of the fastest in his unit. He used to run five miles in 32 minutes. That was before he was hit by shrapnel in Afghanistan, before he hit his head on a wall after an explosion near his bunker. Echtinaw...
Channel 2 NewsArmy Sgt. Maj. Michael Van Engen untied his boot, and then took his sock off. His foot, which was hit by a bullet this past June, was swollen and purple. There was a big chunk of skin, in the shape of an oval, missing from the outside. Van Engen described...
Channel 2 NewsArmy Col. Matt McFarlane took over Wednesday as the new commander of the Anchorage-based 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in a ceremony held on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. McFarlane has served in the Army since 1992. most recently...
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Channel 2 NewsThe U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers said an official farewell to paratroopers on their way from JBER to a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan on a mission to defeat IED's. Friends and family members gathered at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center on-base...
Channel 2 NewsFor Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers returning from Afghanistan, the meaning of Veterans Day is much deeper than a chance to sleep in and a day off from work. Soldiers of B Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 143rd Infantry Regiment returned to the...
On Wednesday, it’ll be four years to the day that John McCain tapped Sarah Palin as his running mate for the presidency. Suddenly the governor of Alaska was propelled into the national spotlight. Although Alaska Governor Walter Hickel had been...
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Cpl. Ethan Martin was 22 and wanted to become a nurse after he got out of the U.S. Army. But his life was cut short on August 8th. Martin was remembered in a ceremony at Joint Base Emendorf-Richardsonon Thursday afternoon. He was a paratrooper from...
Channel 2 NewsIt's a new twist on an old race. This year, The Big Wild Life Runs had military men and women overseas participating. They ran a 5k yesterday, and their spouses ran in a relay today. The Big Wild Life Runs is a set of five different races, and has been...
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Channel 2 NewsWhite House officials say President Barack Obama has reached out to the parents of an American prisoner of war to assure them that military leaders are doing everything in their power to free him from his captors in Afghanistan. Bob Bergdahl told The...
Channel 2 NewsA JBER paratrooper was killed in Afghanistan early Tuesday evening when his unit came under small-arms fire that also wounded three other soldiers. U.S. Army Alaska spokesperson Chuck Canterbury says 22-year-old Spc. Ethan Jacob Martin of Lewiston, Idaho...
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