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JBER officer vies for slot on Olympic boxing team April Issue 1 2015

JBER officer vies for slot on Olympic boxing team

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — It’s 4 a.m. Much of the working world is still asleep, but not her. She’s getting ready to go to the gym. There’s something she wants more than sleep — she wants to be a boxing champion and is willing to outwork everyone else to become one.

Army hears Alaska loud and clear on force cuts February Issue 4 2015

Army hears Alaska loud and clear on force cuts

It felt like a high school pep rally, but the result is far more important than any Friday night football game. Alaska leaders joined hundreds of Anchorage residents at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center Feb. 23 — an effort to demonstrating the state’s support of the military before a U.S. Army panel tasked with determining which bases should lose troops.

Walker names Hummel as Guard adjutant general for Alaska February Issue 1 2015

Walker names Hummel as Guard adjutant general for Alaska

JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker named retired U.S. Army Col. Laurie Hummel as Alaska’s new adjutant general on Jan. 30. Hummel will be the first woman to lead the Alaska National Guard, Walker’s office said. There has been a focus on cleaning up the Guard’s culture and restoring confidence in the chain of command following allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within its ranks.

Eagle River author takes holistic approach to veteran care February Issue 1 2015

Eagle River author takes holistic approach to veteran care

She sees a need within the nation’s military that she believes cannot be met with a one-size-fits-all mentality. The anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress experienced by those wearing the uniform and defending our nation against enemies abroad and domestic cannot be conquered simply by the use of prescription medication.

Florida native copes with the cold north of the Arctic Circle January Issue 5 2015

Florida native copes with the cold north of the Arctic Circle

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — I woke up at 0530 and rolled out of bed, awake, but not quite conscious. One cinnamon roll and a zero-calorie energy drink later, my father (who was visiting for Thanksgiving) and I were on our way to the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Marine Corps Reserve detachment for my first extended military mission.

JBER executive officer is more than a survivor January Issue 4 2015

JBER executive officer is more than a survivor

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Marathon runners call it “hitting the wall.” It usually happens around mile 20, when a runner’s body runs out of energy, starving muscles of the fuel they need to carry the distance.

Meteorologist airman continues family business in science January Issue 3 2015

Meteorologist airman continues family business in science

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARSON — Dana Walker is from a family focused on science. Her father and her siblings have careers in different sciences and Walker herself chose to become a meteorologist in the Air Force.

Trailblazers return from nine-month deployment January Issue 2 2015

Trailblazers return from nine-month deployment

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The flight was announced, and then delayed; announced, and then delayed. Families on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, waited anxiously for their loved ones, members of the 2d Engineer Brigade Headquarters, to return home from a nine-month deployment.

A quick look back January Issue 1 2015

A quick look back

Well, 2014 was quite the year for Eagle River. We saw a lot of changes, big and small. There was building construction, and road construction (sitting out on Eagle River Road sipping coffee and waiting for the darned lane to open up, anyone?) and new businesses opening and old businesses folding and people winning races and running for Assembly and State Senate even an Assembly member making a bid for the Anchorage mayoral slot.

Nurse saves lives during Afghanistan deployment January Issue 1 2015

Nurse saves lives during Afghanistan deployment

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — The improvised explosive device detonated early — in his hand. The 16-year-old Afghan boy was rushed to the Craig Joint Hospital on Bagram Air Field, missing a hand, an eye, and a lot of blood. Third-degree burns covered nearly half of his body. Air Force Capt. Tania Leonard, an intensive-care nurse, was ready.

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