missile defense base

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The federal omnibus spending bill that awaits President Obama’s signature contains $100 million for missile defense in Alaska. It's the only major funding for military construction work in Alaska this fiscal year.


KUAC file photo

Work on an $80 million structure at Fort Greely’s missile-defense base is expected to begin by midsummer. But it’ll be mostly design work; military officials say major construction on the project probably won’t get going until next summer.


Army Space and Missile Defense Command

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.

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.