Douglas Halfdane Leavelle, of Eagle River, graduated Navy Basic and Navy Aircrew training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Fla.
The Army said approximately 2,000 soldiers and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson civilian employees celebrated the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army (which was June 14) with a four-mile “Esprit de Corps” run on Friday, June 22 following the 6:30 a.m. reveille.
Imagine boarding a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft and making the flight across the Atlantic Ocean to a place where they speak a language that isn’t your native language. This isn’t your normal U.S. Air Force deployment, but actually a Polish Air Force deployment to Alaska to participate in Red Flag-Alaska.
An U.S. Air Force airman based at Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson was indicted last week on murder and tampering with evidence charges in the April killing of fellow airman Clinton Reeves.
The U.S. Army said a 20-year-old paratrooper with the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division was killed and three others were wounded in an improvised exposive device attack on their Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle on June 9 in the city of Tore Obeh, Afghanistan.
At 4 a.m. on a Thursday, the sun was rising above the mountains as fire trucks lined the streets next to the fishing docks here May 24.
The U.S. Army said a 22-year-old soldier on his first deployment to Afghanistan died June 4 in Landstuhl, Germany, where he was receiving medical treatment for injuries suffered in a June 1 attack in Khost Province.
Army says 22-year-old private first class was on his first deployment
John Lerch, of Eagle River, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and was commissioned as a second lieutenant on May 23, 2012. He will be stationed at Vance AFB in Enid, Okla., and will attend pilot training this fall. He is a 2008 graduate of Chugiak High School and the son of John and Lenette Lerch of Eagle River.
Alaska Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sharolyn Lange, of Eagle River, recently received the Paul Lindemuth Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Talkeetna Theater on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.