Allen Army Airfield

Tim Ellis/KUAC

Army officials say a military training facility near Fort Greely won’t flood this year with overflow from Jarvis Creek. That’s happened in years past, but experts who’ve been surveying the watershed that drains into the Jarvis say a program to monitor formation of a type of ice called aufeis in the area suggests it won’t cause the creek to overflow its banks this year.

Eielson AFB

Eielson Air Force Base officials will oversee a new contract that will pay for up to $350 million worth of maintenance on roads and airfields at all four Air Force and Army installations around the Interior over the next seven years. And four of the five contractors that will do the work are based in Fairbanks and North Pole.


Eve Baker/Fort Wainwright Public Affairs Office

Fort Wainwright has completed construction of a $40 million hangar that will serve as the new home for unmanned, remotely piloted aircraft.  The new hangar will house up to a dozen Gray Eagle drones.


Tim Ellis/KUAC

Fort Greely and Delta Junction celebrated the Alaska Highway’s 75th anniversary Saturday – and one of the soldiers who helped build it. Gov. Bill Walker and other state and local leaders attended a tribute to 96-year-old Leonard Larkins, one of more than 3,000 African-American soldiers who helped build the highway.

U.S. Army/University of Alaska Archives

Fort Greely and Delta Junction officials are planning a daylong celebration next month to mark the 75th anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway and Allen Army Airfield. The June 3rd event will emphasize the role of African-American soldiers who helped build the highway.


Delta Junction Chamber of Commerce

Seventy-five years ago, the U.S. Army began work on a road to connect the far-flung territory of Alaska to the continental United States. This week, the town at the end of that road, Delta Junction, will consider a proposal to celebrate the Alaska Highway’s 75th anniversary. Organizers of a statewide effort to commemorate the anniversary say the highway represents an important historical achievement and a breakthough in race relations.