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Soldiers welcomed home July Issue 5 2015

Soldiers welcomed home

Approximately 350 Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division were honored in a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center July 10.

Arctic Warriors participate in annual Bear Paw festival July Issue 3 2015

Arctic Warriors participate in annual Bear Paw festival

Since the birth of the Bear Paw Festival in Eagle River since 1985, Alaskan service members have been a major part of the annual event. The Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce created the Bear Paw Festival to celebrate growing businesses in Eagle River and bring the community together. This year’s festival was hosted July 8 through 12.

Exercise Northern Edge 15 hones interoperability July Issue 2 2015

Exercise Northern Edge 15 hones interoperability

More than 6,000 U.S. service members and 200 aircraft from across the continental United States and Asian-Pacific converged upon Alaska for Exercise Northern Edge 2015, June 15-26.

Next-gen fighter technologies tested during exercise July Issue 1 2015

Next-gen fighter technologies tested during exercise

The past meets the future when a distinctive looking aircraft with the nose and electronics of an F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter and the body of a 1960’s passenger jet participates in one of the U.S. military’s largest electronic warfare exercises.

Kyle Burnett is Air Force Ultimate Warrior June Issue 4 2015

Kyle Burnett is Air Force Ultimate Warrior

When Eagle River resident Kyle Burnett competed in the Dept. of Defense Warrior Games this week, she did so as one of two Ultimate Athletes representing the U.S. Air Force. Each of six military branches selects athletes among the wounded warriors who try out for competition in the spring to compete in a variety of events, and one man and one woman to compete as its Ultimate Athletes in all the individual events.

Eagle River Elks raise more than $6,000 for Alaska wounded vets June Issue 2 2015

Eagle River Elks raise more than $6,000 for Alaska wounded vets

Al Nagel, treasurer of the Eagle River Elks club, gets teary when he talks about the things the Elks have done to support Alaskan veterans in the Wounded Warriors program.

May Issue 4 2015

JBER Airforce, Army partner for ‘jump week’ exercises

Two doors on the aircraft flew open with a bang and the wind pulled and tugged, trying to grab whatever or whoever it could. The jumpmaster yelled “Go! Go! Go!” as the Airmen and paratroopers fell like a hail of arrows. Kodiak Solstice jump week is hosted by the Air Force 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron and combines the Army’s 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division to work together in a joint-training environment.

Plane crash victims, survivors, memorialized by Boy Scout plaques May Issue 4 2015

Plane crash victims, survivors, memorialized by Boy Scout plaques

On November 15, 1957, about 6:20 p.m., a B-29 training aircraft from Elmendorf Air Force Base with a crew of 10 was returning to base after a radar-calibrating mission farther north. Weather had deteriorated and the ceiling had dropped to below 5,000 feet as they made their way south past Talkeetna. A routine radio report from the aircraft reported no problems. The plane was scheduled to arrive at Elmendorf about 7 p.m.

‘You fight for love’ May Issue 4 2015

‘You fight for love’

Bill Martin shouldered an army surplus rucksack, walked out the door of the Brooklyn home he shared with his father, and set out for anywhere. At 16, he’d thumbed the pages of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” more times than he could remember.

Airman aims high for the future April Issue 4 2015

Airman aims high for the future

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Since early childhood, Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Kimberly Daugherty has admired service members, especially those who fly. The shiny wings displayed on their uniforms instilled in her a sense of wonder. When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she always responded with the same answer: an astronaut or pilot.

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