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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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

December Issue 2 2012

Upton back in jail

The 25-year-old Eagle River man charged in a 2010 murder case involving his childhood friend is back in jail on a probation violation — his second in six months.

December Issue 1 2012

Military to conduct weapons training

Explosions, small arms fire may be heard in surrounding communities through Dec. 12

Living green December Issue 1 2012

Living green

There’s going green — and then there’s the Karns family. Curt and Cindee Karns’ Eagle River home epitomizes sustainable living. Located just two miles from the Eagle River Nature Center, their house not only limits waste, it turns waste into a resource.