JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Marathon runners call it “hitting the wall.” It usually happens around mile 20, when a runner’s body runs out of energy, starving muscles of the fuel they need to carry the distance.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARSON — Dana Walker is from a family focused on science. Her father and her siblings have careers in different sciences and Walker herself chose to become a meteorologist in the Air Force.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The flight was announced, and then delayed; announced, and then delayed. Families on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, waited anxiously for their loved ones, members of the 2d Engineer Brigade Headquarters, to return home from a nine-month deployment.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — The improvised explosive device detonated early — in his hand. The 16-year-old Afghan boy was rushed to the Craig Joint Hospital on Bagram Air Field, missing a hand, an eye, and a lot of blood. Third-degree burns covered nearly half of his body. Air Force Capt. Tania Leonard, an intensive-care nurse, was ready.
Well, 2014 was quite the year for Eagle River. We saw a lot of changes, big and small. There was building construction, and road construction (sitting out on Eagle River Road sipping coffee and waiting for the darned lane to open up, anyone?) and new businesses opening and old businesses folding and people winning races and running for Assembly and State Senate even an Assembly member making a bid for the Anchorage mayoral slot.