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Deployment, change shape military December Issue 4 2012

Deployment, change shape military

Events in Afghanistan dominated military coverage in 2012, as a 3,500-member brigade spent much of the year in hostile territory. That group returned to Alaska in October. The year’s other big news on base came in May, when Gen. Michael Garrett took over command of the U.S. Army Alaska from Gen. Raymond Palumbo.

December Issue 4 2012

Safety first

The holiday season offers a chance to spend time with friends and family, exchange gifts and take a break from our hectic schedules.

December Issue 4 2012

Reality TV dancer coming to local studio

Mitchell Kelly, a Chicago-based professional dancer and choreographer, will visit Eagle River Jan 2 and 3 to teach a master dance workshop at the Stars Dance Studio.

December Issue 3 2012

Soldier charged with murder

Police have charged a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan with the murder of his wife.

Canterbury’s tale December Issue 3 2012

Canterbury’s tale

Need to know something about the Army in Alaska? For nearly four decades, there’s been one sure way to find an answer: Just ask Chuck.

C-130s help support radar sites December Issue 3 2012

C-130s help support radar sites

Many would say they haven’t used half the math skills they learned in school Why would they? In today’s computer age, most don’t need to.

Avalanche of knowledge December Issue 2 2012

Avalanche of knowledge

Avoiding avalanches is all about awareness. “You gotta have your head in the game,” advised avalanche expert Blaine Smith, a trails planner for Alaska State Parks.

Spartans welcome new commander December Issue 2 2012

Spartans welcome new commander

Col. Matthew W. McFarlane assumed command of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division from outgoing commander Col. Morris T. Goins during a change of command ceremony held Dec. 5 at Hangar One, here.

‘Hands-on applied science’ December Issue 2 2012

‘Hands-on applied science’

Students and teachers at Gruening Middle School enjoy the eighth-grade class’ annual submersible remote operated vehicle (ROV) challenge for the same reason — no textbooks.

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