Alaska Army National Guard

Alaska Army National Gurad

The bus where Christopher McCandless lived and died during the summer of 1992 will have a new home at University of Alaska’s Museum of the North in Fairbanks. With the help of a National Guard helicopter team, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, removed the old bus from the wilderness north of Denali National Park in June, an action precipitated by deaths, injuries and numerous rescues of hikers trying to reach the bus since McCandless’s story was popularized by the book and movie “Into the Wild”.

Emily Schwing / KUAC

Fairbanks, AK - Warm, dry and windy weather in the Fairbanks area over the weekend stoked the Stuart Creek 2 Wildfire burning east of Eielson Air Force Base.  Richard Hadley is a public information officer with an incident management team from California assigned to the fire. He says officials are waiting on infrared data gathered during an overnight to map the fire. “As of [Sunday] night, the fire had grown from 40,000 to 64,570 acres.  That number may go up as we get this better map data in,” says Hadley.

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.