Fort Greely

American Society of Military Engineers

Two military installations in the Interior have begun administering COVID-19 vaccinations to personnel who need it most, because of the importance of their job.


Fort Greely

Fort Greely has elevated its COVID-19 alert level and is taking precautions like closing the post child-care center in response to the rising numbers of area residents who’ve tested positive for coronavirus, including one who worked at the child-care center.


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Fort Greely officials are reminding people who work or live on post to contact the Fort Wainwright Public Health office if they’ve been notified by the school district that they or their child may have been exposed to the coronavirus recently.


City of Delta Junction

Delta Junction city officials have temporarily closed the town’s library because one of the workers was in proximity to a person who later tested positive for COVID-19.


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.


Fort Greely officials say a civilian Army employee who works at the post has tested positive for COVID-19, the sickness brought on by the novel coronavirus.

A Fort Greely news release issued at 8 p.m. Thursday says the civilian recently had traveled out of state and is now undergoing evaluation and treatment. It says a clinic in nearby Delta Junction Interior Alaska Medical Clinic confirmed the positive test result. And Army and state health officials are now investigating whether other people may have been exposed to the virus.

04-03-20 KUAC MORNING NEWS

Apr 3, 2020

04-03-20 9:30 AM newscast


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The Army has launched a program to pay soldiers a bonus to encourage them to transfer to Alaska, and to help them prepare for winter once they get here.


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

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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