Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

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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.


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.


U.S. Army

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


DVIDS

Eielson Air Force Base has begun a series of exercises that may cause intermittent problems for navigation systems and other electronic devices around the Interior over the next couple of weeks.


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.


NORAD

Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted four Russian warplanes off the west coast of Alaska Tuesday. It’s the second time this month that fighters have scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft that’ve approached U.S. airspace around Alaska.

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Dozens of U.S. and allied warplanes are assembling at Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in preparation for an upcoming round of Red Flag training exercises. But F-15s from the nation of Israel will not be participating, reportedly because of rising tensions in the region.


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Eielson Air Force Base opened its doors Tuesday to local, state and federal officials to give them a chance to see an F-35 fighter up close and to learn about its capabilities. The Air Force sent the warplane here for a few weeks for testing in anticipation of the arrival of two squadrons beginning in 2020.


Pacific Air Forces

Alaskans should expect more military aircraft operations over the next two weeks, as another round of Red Flag military training exercises begins.

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The skies above the Interior and Southcentral Alaska will get a lot busier starting next week, when Northern Edge 2017 gets under way. It’ll be the biggest military-training exercise to be held this year in Alaska.


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