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Airman’s ride brings Britain to JBER July Issue 2 2012

Airman’s ride brings Britain to JBER

Among automotive enthusiasts’ 600-plus horsepower pony cars and hulking SUVs decked out with blingtastic chrome 22-inch rims, Tech. Sgt. Danny Damons’ 1966 Ford Cortina Super might seem rather pedestrian by comparison.

Douglas Halfdane Leavelle June Issue 4 2012

Douglas Halfdane Leavelle

Douglas Halfdane Leavelle, of Eagle River, graduated Navy Basic and Navy Aircrew training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Fla.

Soldiers celebrate Army’s birthday with morning run June Issue 4 2012

Soldiers celebrate Army’s birthday with morning run

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.

Foreign airmen get Alaska perspective June Issue 3 2012

Foreign airmen get Alaska perspective

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.

June Issue 3 2012

Murder charges filed in airman’s death

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.

1 killed, 3 hurt in IED attack June Issue 2 2012

1 killed, 3 hurt in IED attack

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.

Combat fishing June Issue 2 2012

Combat fishing

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.

Army private dies in German hospital June Issue 2 2012

Army private dies in German hospital

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.

Soldier dies from wounds suffered June 1 June Issue 1 2012

Soldier dies from wounds suffered June 1

Army says 22-year-old private first class was on his first deployment

John Lerch June Issue 1 2012

John Lerch

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.