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Army helicopters help Kulluk January Issue 3 2013

Army helicopters help Kulluk

KODIAK — The Royal Dutch Shell Arctic drilling rig Kulluk Salvage was hit with a storm New Years Eve that ran it onto an Alaska island and caused a power outage. The Kulluk is a circular drill barge that does not have propulsion, and needed heavy equipment to restore operational power. The U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, was able to support the civilian operations as well as military.

ER locals to march in Inaugural Parade January Issue 3 2013

ER locals to march in Inaugural Parade

On Jan. 21, two Eagle River locals will travel down Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and White House as part of the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade.

Cold can’t stop maintainers January Issue 2 2013

Cold can’t stop maintainers

A C-5A Galaxy from Memphis Air National Guard Base, Tenn., needed to refuel to continue its mission across the Pacific theater. The aircraft landed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a base strategically positioned to be a good breaking point for military and commercial flights enroute. The temperature averaged 11 degrees below zero - too cold to snow even though there had been a thick layer on the ground for days. Ice continually formed across the ground and all transportation surfaces.

January Issue 1 2013

Soldier found dead on base

A soldier was found dead in another soldier’s barracks room on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Christmas Day.

Desert Storm commander “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf dead at 78 January Issue 1 2013

Desert Storm commander “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf dead at 78

WASHINGTON — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn’t care much for his popular “Stormin’ Norman” nickname.

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.

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.

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.

ER’s Novak wins statewide award December Issue 1 2012

ER’s Novak wins statewide award

Eagle River’s Suellyn Wright Novak, a longtime advocate for veterans issues who currently serves as executive director of the Alaska Veterans Museum, was awarded the Governor’s Veterans Advocacy Award during a ceremony on Veterans Day.

November Issue 5 2012

Spartan brigade changes of command are in progress

The Army’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, is in the process of holding change of command ceremonies for the brigades six battalions. The ceremonies began Nov. 27 and continue through Nov. 30, followed by a brigade change of command ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 5.