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Coast Guard exercises spill response

Coast Guard exercises spill response

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — From its extreme weather to its remote communities and limited infrastructure, Alaska can present many challenges for response agencies in times of crisis. Plans for how to remove pollution or conduct a rescue at the edge of the Last Frontier are becoming increasingly important as the state sees more maritime traffic through its ports and waterways. That’s why the Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and city of Unalaska came together with industry members from North Pacific Fuel and Alaska Chadux Corporation to conduct Aleutians PREP Exercise 2014 in Dutch Harbor, Sept. 24 and 25.

A word of caution on high hopes

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — This November, Alaskans will vote on Ballot Measure 2: whether to legalize marijuana use for persons 21 years of age or older. Although passing a bill through the legislature is the most common way of creating new laws, many states will allow laws to be passed based upon a public vote. Such is the case in Alaska.
JBER honors POW/MIA day with somber ceremony

JBER honors POW/MIA day with somber ceremony

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Service members honored missing and fallen comrades Sept. 19, during a POW/MIA ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Alaska Army Guardsman earns Expert Infantry Badge

Alaska Army Guardsman earns Expert Infantry Badge

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — One Alaska Army National Guardsman was awarded the Expert Infantry Badge after successfully completing the EIB course here, Sept. 9-13.
Soldier has lifelong passion for motocross

Soldier has lifelong passion for motocross

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Crowds cheering, event announcers commenting, dirt and rocks flying as tires spin, high-speed sharp turns - these can make a huge impact on a seven-year-old.

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