A ceremony April 26 at the Soldier’s Chapel on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson commemorated the life and sacrifice of Army Spc. Jeffrey Lee White, a paratrooper from the currently deployed 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., White was killed in action April 3 in the Khowst Province of Afghanistan. Five other Soldiers were wounded in the improvised explosive device attack.
Mourners filled the chapel as the official party of the ceremony led them through the events
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A jury acquitted an Army soldier on Thursday, April 26 of manslaughter and homicide charges in the death of a friend during a drunken game of Russian roulette in Eagle River last year.
The jurors returned not guilty verdicts on manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges for Jacob Brouch, 27. He was found guilty of a weapons misconduct charge, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
Brouch choked back tears after the jury forewoman read the not-guilty verdict on the second felony.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson officials are seeking the public's help in locating an airman who hasn't been heard from since April 22.
Clinton Reeves, a 22-year-old senior airman, was last seen leaving his duty location on April 19, according to a press release issued by Maj. Joseph Coslett. According to the release, Reeves was last heard from on April 22 and officials became concerned when he didn't show up for duty with the 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron.
A 21-year-old paratrooper assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was killed in an improvised explosive device attack on Tuesday, April 3 while on patrol in Afghanistan.
According to the Army, Spc. Jeffrey Lee White Jr., of Catawissa, Mo., died when his unit was attacked in Khowst Province. Five other members of the 4/25th — also known as the Spartan Brigade — were injured.
Swooping down from an open Alaska sky, two 90th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor fighters - tail numbers 4090 and 4190 - flew above the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson flight line in formation and at speed.
Piloting Tail Number 4190, Lt. Col. Joseph Kunkel, 90th FS commander, glanced over at his wingman before dramatically breaking formation in a swift starboard turn.
Finally, Kunkel touched the Air Force’s newest jet down on the tarmac and taxied the jet to the 90th FS hangar apron where Airmen of his command awaited the arrival of their new top F-22.