Military News

Air Force Airman Joshua M. Echols, of Chugiak, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Echols completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Echols is the son of Leslie Echols of Chugiak. He graduated from a home school program in 2011.

The fourth and final “advance party” plane load of paratroopers from the Army’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division arrived at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday, Sept. 17. The arrival of approximately 230 soldiers brought the total of redeployed soldiers to about 500, according to the Army.

The remaining members of the 3,500-soldier brigade will be returning to Alaska on a series of “main body” flights scheduled for later this month and continuing into October.

The “Spartan” brigade has been serving in Afghanistan since late 2011.

Air Force Airman Steven M. Aumack graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Aumack completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Aumack is a 2009 graduate of Eagle River High School.
Air Force Airman Brandon J. Johnson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Johnson completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Johnson is the son of Tony and Patricia Johnson of Eagle River and a 2011 graduate of Chugiak High School.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Christian M. Moore graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Moore completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Moore is the son of Brenda Moore of Wasilla and a 2011 graduate of Chugiak High School.

During an especially cold December afternoon, a swirling formation of obsidian ravens hovered over a gray chimney, the structure pushing out hot air in the form of burned methane gas and oxygen combusted into water and carbon dioxide. Perhaps the black birds liked the heat. Perhaps they liked the extra lift. Chances are, it was the tantalizing combination of both that attracted the feathered acrobats.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Christian M. Moore graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Moore completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

An Alaska Reserve unit has just returned from Tennessee where the task at hand was rebuilding a school that was destroyed by a tornado in 2011.

Members of the 477th Civil Engineer Squadron installed lighting units, rewired the facility to meet code, hung sheet rock, and painted the interior of the Riverside Christian Academy’s field house in Fayetteville earlier this month.

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