They line the runway, making for a sea of shifting bodies, anxious for the aircraft door to open. They are wives, husbands, children, girlfriends, boyfriends and family members who have been waiting these long months for their soldiers to come home.
The U.S. Army said last week that a 22-year-old paratrooper based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson died when his unit came under attack by small arms fire on Aug. 7 in Koragay, Afghanistan.
A combined Alaska Air National Guard and JBER active-duty aircrew provided a team of JBER reservists airlift support to Hill Air Force Base, Utah on Friday, Aug. 3.
With a quarter of a million people attending Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Arctic Thunder open house and air show Saturday and Sunday July 28-29, 2012 was a “huge success” for the biennial event, said JBER spokesman Luke Waack.
“Scouting teaches boys responsibility and basic skills on adulthood, it gives them a head start to growing up to be independent young men who can be self reliant and self responsible” said Boy Scout Troop 190 Scoutmaster Wes Raley.
Arctic Thunder Open House 2012 is coming July 28 and 29 at JBER, and numerous units will have aircraft participating.
A 24-year-old paratrooper assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division was killed on July 14 when his dismounted patrol was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire in the Khost Province of Afghanistan.
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.
The wreckage of a military plane found this month on Colony Glacier is that of an Air Force plane that crashed in 1952, killing all 52 people aboard, military officials said Wednesday.
Douglas Halfdane Leavelle, of Eagle River, graduated Navy Basic and Navy Aircrew training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Fla.