Alaska Veterans Foundation

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A local group of retired military service members is planning to build a small community near North Pole to give homeless veterans a place to rebuild their lives. The Vet Village would provide housing and job training that project organizers hope will reduce the high rates of substance abuse and suicide among Alaska’s homeless veterans.


Alaska Veterans Foundation

Dramatic readings of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Ajax are being used to bolster suicide prevention training at Ft. Wainwright, as thousands of post soldiers prepare to deloy to Iraq later this month. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.