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Channel 2 NewsWith the U.S. military ramping up its presence in the Pacific due to North Korean threats of a nuclear attack, Pentagon officials say Alaska's Fort Greely and its missile interceptors are part of that effort. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says...
Channel 2 NewsA bill designating March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day has passed the Alaska Legislature. The Senate followed the House's lead and this week passed HB67 from Fairbanks Rep. Steve Thompson. The measure now goes to the governor. The bill would set...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska House has unanimously passed legislation that would make March 29 of each year Vietnam Veterans Day. HB67 passed 36-0. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. The bill, from Fairbanks Rep. Steve Thompson, calls for establishment of the...
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A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78. The official tells The Associated Press that Schwarzkopf died...
Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage man is facing 36 federal charges, including aggravated identity theft, in a case involving more than $150,000 in losses to individuals and businesses he allegedly defrauded. Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis announced 43-year-old Michael...
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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...
Channel 2 NewsThis year Navy SEALs are celebrating their 50th anniversary as part of the U.S. military -- but as one former SEAL tells Channel 2, the release of the book "No Easy Day," an autobiographical account of the May 2010 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, is...
Tags: The Pentagon, John Wayne, Arts and Culture, Authors, Ceremonies
Channel 2 NewsOn June 7, 1942, the Japanese invasion of the Aleutians began on Attu Island began 70 years ago. It was the first occupation of American soil by a foreign army since the War of 1812. According to the United States military, by the time the conflict...
Channel 2 NewsThe USS Anchorage will be commissioned in Anchorage next September or October, according to a joint statement Monday from Alaska’s congressional delegation. Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, as well as Rep. Don Young, all wrote Navy Secretary...
Tags: Lisa Murkowski, Don Young
U.S. military investigators have recommended a court martial for four American troops over the suicide of their fellow infantryman who shot himself in a guard tower in southern Afghanistan. Pvt. Danny Chen from New York City shot himself on Oct. 3...
Chugiak-Eagle River StarAfter the U.S. Armyestablished a permanent base at Fort Richardson outside Anchorage in 1940, it didn’t take long for nearby Chugiak-Eagle River to adopt the backyard base as its own. In fact, from their very beginnings, the base and nearby small...
The military’s long and important history in the Great Land began at the very moment Alaska became American soil, Oct. 18, 1867. Elements of the Army’s 9th Infantry were on hand as the Russian Golden Eagle was lowered and the Stars and...
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