Military Spouse magazine recently named Wieten-Scott as Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Military Spouse of the Year. She’s also in the running for the overall Army Spouse of the Year. That winner will be announced today (Thursday, Feb. 21).
Should Wieten-Scott win the Army branch award, she’d be up for the overall Military Spouse of the Year honor.
Unbeknownst to Wieten-Scott, her friend and fellow military wife, Jess Paden, nominated her for the award.
For the first time in more than six decades of service, the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department has a female chief.
Virginia McMichael was elected to that position at the department’s annual meeting Feb. 6. While she might be the department’s first woman boss, McMichael said she won’t have any trouble fitting into her new role.
“Most of the time I’m just one of the guys,” McMichael said Monday, Feb. 18.
McMichael has served on the all-volunteer department for 20 years, and previously served as Assistant Chief under Tom Reinbolt.