Air Force

Russian aircraft have buzzed Alaskan and Canadian coastlines at least twice last week. And in response, U.S. and Canadian air forces sent jets to intercept them.

U.S. Army

One of the best moose-hunting areas in the Interior can be found on a military training range near Fort Greely. But a busy Army and Air Force training schedule is limiting hunters’ ability to get back into the area.

The Air Force has agreed to delay its plans to demolish a $300 million research facility near Glennallen to allow more time to work out a deal to transfer ownership to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Fairbanks, AK - The Air Force has paused a plan to demolish the HAARP facility, as it reconsiders options for transferring its ionospheric research infrastructure near Gakona to another entity. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, that could be the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

JPARC Plan Signed

Aug 21, 2013

The military has signed off on an expansion plan for Alaska training operations and areas. The Alaskan Command, representing the Army and Air Force, published its formal record of decision Tuesday on changes to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, or “J-PARC”.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Red Flag Flies On

Aug 13, 2013

Wildfire is not affecting a large scale military air training exercise in the interior.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports Red Flag Alaska is going on despite this year’s long running fire season.

F-16s at Eielson are Grounded

Apr 9, 2013

Fairbanks, AK - The Air Force has grounded the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base due to federal budget restrictions.  The Squadron of F-16s is the same one the Air Force has considered relocating to Joint Base Elemendorf Richardson near Anchorage.  But the Air Force says the groundings have nothing to do with the potential relocation.

Alaskan Command

Alaskan Command officials say work is nearly done on an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposal to expand airspace over military training ranges and increase the number and types of exercises that will be conducted on those ranges. The document outlines the anticipated impacts of expanding the Joint Pacific-Alaska Range Complex.

Photo Courtesy USAF

Fairbanks, AK - Both of Alaska’s Senators met with the Commander of the Pacific Air Forces this week.  Commander Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle assured both Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Mark Begich that plans to demolish three buildings on Eielson Air Force Base have been scrapped, but the Air Force is still moving ahead with a process required as part of the plan to relocate Eielson’s F-16 Aggressor Squadron to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson.