There’s about to be a new man in charge of the Army in Alaska.
The U.S. Army said on Tuesday, May 15 that two paratroopers based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson were killed when their Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device on May 13 near the town of Bowri Tana in Eastern Afghanistan.
Soldiers are third, fourth members of "Spartan" Brigade to die since deployment began in November.
Maj. Gen. Michael X. Garrett will become the 36th commander of the U.S. Army in Alaska during a ceremony on May 17 at JBER's Pershing Field.
The Army has taught chaplain Ken Bolin a lot about religion — and not just his own.
Members of the 3rd Wing of the 525th Fighter Squadron, along with friends and family members, gathered at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Saturday, May 5, to watch as the final F-22 Raptor produced for the Air Force at Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Ga. factory touched down in Alaska.
Air National Guard Airman Jordon D. Thompson, of Eagle River, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The U.S. Army said Tuesday that a 30-year-old soldier stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson died on Sunday, May 6 when the vehicle he was commanding was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
A jury acquitted an Army soldier on Thursday of manslaughter and homicide charges in the death of a friend during a drunken game of Russian roulette.