Fort Greely

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A half-dozen soldiers from Uzbekistan spent five days last month training with their American counterparts at the Army’s Northern Warfare Training Center at Black Rapids. The two-way training was intended to enable the soldiers to exchange ideas about military mountaineering – and to help build relations with the Central Asian nation.


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The Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead on a project to decommission the mothballed nuclear-power plant at Fort Greely. A team from the agency has just wrapped-up a three-week visit to the fort and awarded a contract to develop plans on how it’ll dismantle the Cold War-era relic over the next 10 years.


Missile Defense Agency

Fort Greely has declared five so-called "shelter in place" alerts over the past two weeks, apparently in response to recent North Korean missile test launches. The alerts announced over loudspeakers advise people on the fort to stay indoors and take precautions to protect themselves from the toxic exhaust of interceptor missiles that would be launched from Greely in an attempt to knock down U.S.-bound enemy ICBMs. And the announcements have rattled some who live on post.


U.S. Army

Army officials are investigating the death of a soldier over the weekend during a field training exercise near Fort Wainwright.


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Updated: The wildfire burning on an Army training range seven miles southwest of Fort Greely has grown to 3,000 acres since Tuesday, according to BLM-Alaska Fire Service's latest estimate.

4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Army investigators have begun looking into the circumstances surrounding last weekend’s death of a soldier from Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson during a field-training exercise on a range near Fort Greely. But, investigators aren’t saying much about the case.


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A state lawmaker from Healy is trying a new pitch for an old idea to build power lines from the Mat-Su to Glennallen and on around the eastern Interior road system. Rep. Dave Talerico says the Road Belt Electrical Transmission Line is needed to provide a more secure supply of electricity for the region’s growing military installations.


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The old pipe organ in the chapel at Fort Greely will soon be belting out gospel tunes again, if Army officials approve the post chaplain’s request to allow a pipe-organ expert from Nenana restore the rare 52-year-old instrument.


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Army veteran Stephan Wolfert will present “Cry Havoc,” the story of his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder during performances and workshops that begin tonight at Fort Greely and continue into the weekend in Fairbanks. Wolfert’s a classically trained actor who says he found relief from PTSD on stage, especially when performing Shakespeare.


Fort Wainwright

Moose-hunting season begins in just over two weeks, and hunters are up in arms over restrictions on access through military-training ranges that will make it hard for them to get back into their favorite camps. Fort Wainwright officials say they’ve tried to accommodate hunters’ concerns. But they say the restrictions are needed because the ranges around Fort Greely will be busy for the next few weeks with Air Force Red Flag training exercises.


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