Explosions, small arms fire may be heard in surrounding communities through Dec. 12
Eagle River’s Suellyn Wright Novak, a longtime advocate for veterans issues who currently serves as executive director of the Alaska Veterans Museum, was awarded the Governor’s Veterans Advocacy Award during a ceremony on Veterans Day.
The Army’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, is in the process of holding change of command ceremonies for the brigades six battalions. The ceremonies began Nov. 27 and continue through Nov. 30, followed by a brigade change of command ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Jumping from the tail of an HC-130 into the dark frigid night, two elite pararescuemen of the Alaska Air National Guard felt their parachutes deploy, before descending safely to frozen ground 160-miles north of the Arctic Circle.
Described as a “soldier’s soldier” by a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Private 1st Class Vincent Ellis was killed in action protecting his fellow “Spartans.”
The Alaskan mid-October weather is surprisingly nice as a man stands face to face with a moose. In most cases, such a situation could easily become dangerous. Both appear introverted and timid, keeping some distance. The man turns his back on the large animal, which then approaches him. It rests its head on his shoulder and the invisible barrier between them breaks.
Soldiers and Airmen gathered together inside Hangar 1 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Oct. 12 to recognize the contributions made by the Hispanic community in the course of American history.
A plane load of about 300 members of the Army's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division returned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, following a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Air Force Airman Joshua M. Echols, of Chugiak, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Del-Juan X. Avila, of Eagle River, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.