Fort Wainwright

Energy & Environment
10:31 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Army OKs Fines, Better Underground Storage Tank Oversight in Deal With EPA

The federal RCRA law requires regular inspections of underground storage tanks and, as in this case, replacement when leaks are found.
Credit U.S. Army

Army officials have agreed to pay nearly $160,000 in fines to the Environmental Protect Agency for Fort Wainwright’s failure to manage underground storage tanks as required by a federal law designed to protect groundwater.


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4:04 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Proposed Army Cutbacks Could Impact Alaska Bases

Credit https://twitter.com/USArmy

Fairbanks, AK - The U.S. Army is looking at greater cutbacks than previously considered, and there could be Alaska impacts.  Ft. Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are among posts nationwide being considered for reductions as part of the Army’s “2020 Force Structure Realignment”.  
 

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Energy & Environment
2:00 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Army Seeks ‘Data Gaps’ Over Cleanups at Old Chem/Bio-warfare Site Near Greely

Soldiers outfitted in protective outwear at the Gerstle River Test Site mug for the camera in this undated photo that probably was taken during the late 1950s.
Credit Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Environmental officials are reviewing cleanup work that’s been done at a military test site south of Delta Junction. The Army tested chemical- and biological-warfare agents at the site during the height of the Cold War. The state and military want to round up all available information on cleanups that’ve been done at the Gerstle River Test Site and surrounding area to ensure it doesn’t pose a threat to human health.


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Local News
7:18 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Army Pulls Back on Its Role in Igniting Stuart Creek 2 Fire

Anchorage, AK - As firefighters continue to battle the Stuart Creek two fire, U.S. Army Alaska officials are now saying they are not sure they are responsible for starting the blaze. Fort Wainwright Garrison commander Colonel Ron Johnson told residents of Pleasant Valley and Two Rivers last Saturday night, that artillery training exercises had started the blaze. But on Tuesday, US Army Alaska public affairs chief Major Alan Brown was not as definitive. "Right now, our position is we can’t make an official determination on exactly what caused it.

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Local News
3:28 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Condition of Fort Wainwright Soldier Injured in Wreck Improves; No Charges Filed

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.

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12:00 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Soldier Badly Injured in Wreck Along ‘Extremely Icy’ Road Around Salcha

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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9:25 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Top-level Army Leader: Alaska’s Strategic Importance Will Limit Military Budget Cuts

Army Undersecretary Joseph Westphal talks with local media representatives Thursday during a news conference at Fort Wainwright.
Credit Bernardo Fuller/U.S. Army

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.

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3:07 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

‘Blessed’: For Once, Almost All Stryker Brigade Soldiers are Home For the Holidays

Jeff Price
Credit U.S. Army

For the first time in many years, almost all Stryker Brigade soldiers are home for the holidays, taking a break from multiple combat assignments overseas, mainly Afghanistan, that kept them away from their families during this special time of year.

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