Fort Wainwright

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UPDATED: The return of about 200 Stryker Brigade soldiers who’d been scheduled to arrive today (Fri) at Fairbanks International Airport has been delayed. An Army spokesperson said Thursday night that due to flight delays, the Fort Wainwright-based soldiers will be arriving later this weekend.

The Strykers are returning from nine month of duty in Iraq, Syria and Kuwait. The flight arriving this weekend will be the first of several over the summer that’ll bring back a total of about 2-thousand (2,000) soldiers who’d been deployed as part of what the Pentagon calls Operation Inherent Resolve.


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.


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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.


03-31-20 KUAC MORNING NEWS

Mar 31, 2020

03-31-20 7:30 AM newscast


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The Army’s top civilian leader said on a visit to Fort Wainwright Monday that the service is making progress on a suicide-prevention program that includes improving the quality of life for the post’s 4,000 soldiers – and helping them forge stronger ties with their comrades.


U.S. Army

Fort Wainwright officials are evicting the union that represents federal employees from its office on post. And the state leader of the American Federation of Government Employees says that’s happening to AFGE locals at other federal facilities around Alaska as part of the Trump administration’s campaign to neutralize public-employee unions.


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.


Fort Wainwright

More than 2,000 Stryker Brigade soldiers from Fort Wainwright are en route to Iraq, or soon will be, for another 9-month deployment. And while the Army continues to move the personnel, it’s also transporting their gear and equipment to the Persian Gulf nation.


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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