Fort Greely

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Fort Greely’s missile-defense base could get a big boost in spending this year if the U.S. Senate approves a measure worked out last week by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The Senate this week will consider approving a federal-budget bill and National Defense Authorization Act, which calls for 80 million dollars in construction at the missile base. That’s in addition to upgrades at the base that will increase the number of interceptor missiles there from the current 26 to 40.


JPARC Plan Signed

Aug 21, 2013
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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.

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The commander of the Army National Guard unit that operates the missile-defense base at Fort Greely has been suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct in the unit – and accusations that the commander failed to address the problem. KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports.

A Delta Junction woman has filed a complaint with the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights, alleging that the local school district is discriminating against one of her children because of problems stemming an incident last fall in which the boy spoke in Spanish while in class after being told to use English.

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Friday’s announcement by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel of a buildup at the missile-defense base at Fort Greely, in response to threats by North Korea, has generated cautious enthusiasm over the prospect of an economic boost for the Interior at a time of budget cuts, furloughs and ongoing cutbacks.


A 20-year-old Fort Wainwright soldier who was badly injured nearly two weeks ago after being hit by a truck in Salcha is doing a bit better.


Updated: A 20-year-old Fort Wainwright soldier in listed in critical condition this morning at an Anchorage hospital where he’s being treated for injuries he sustained after being struck by a pickup in the parking lot of a roadhouse 50 miles south of Fairbanks.


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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully tested an anti-missile warhead over the weekend. 

The test, conducted with a missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., marked the first time that missiles like those based at Fort Greely have been launched in more than two years. And it sets the stage for the agency and missile-defense contractor Boeing to conduct a full-scale test later this year.


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The Army’s second-highest-ranking civilian leader visited Fort Wainwright Thursday to talk about Alaska and the strategic role it plays in the nation’s defense – and how that might help protect the state’s military installations from cutbacks during upcoming budget battles in Washington, D.C.


Photo courtesy of Delta-Greely Relay for Life

An anonymous complaint over some mildly racy photos in a calendar put out by a Delta Junction-area nonprofit prompted an obscenity complaint that reached the highest level of the U.S. Army before being dismissed. Now Alaska Army National Guard officials are looking into another allegation in the complaint over an inappropriate relationship involving members of a Fort Greely-based Guard unit.

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