Gregory Brook/U.S. Air Force

Ten high-level U.S. and Canadian commissioned and noncommissioned officers toured the Army’s Black Rapids Training Site Tuesday. The event was part of an ongoing series of meetings intended to enable commanders of the two militaries to operate jointly in the far north.

Is the U.S.-Russian rivalry playing out in the Arctic?

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

The United States will take over Friday as chair of the Arctic Council, the international body of representatives from eight nations with territory in the region. U.S. delegates they’ll focus on the impact of climate change on the Arctic and its peoples. And despite divisions between some members, observers say they don't believe council’s work will be disrupted.

KUAC file photo

The federal omnibus spending bill that awaits President Obama’s signature contains $100 million for missile defense in Alaska. It's the only major funding for military construction work in Alaska this fiscal year.


Army and Air Force personnel and equipment will be out in force over the next couple of weeks throughout the Interior as they engage in two major field training exercises. Soldiers with Fort Wainwright’s Stryker brigade begin a live-fire exercise today, and the Air Force launches its next Red Flag training round Thursday.

Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Environmental officials are reviewing cleanup work that’s been done at a military test site south of Delta Junction. The Army tested chemical- and biological-warfare agents at the site during the height of the Cold War. The state and military want to round up all available information on cleanups that’ve been done at the Gerstle River Test Site and surrounding area to ensure it doesn’t pose a threat to human health.

Veteran's Day at U.A.F.

Nov 12, 2013
Dan Bross / KUAC

Ceremonies were held in communities across the state Monday to mark Veterans Day, including a daylong event in Fairbanks.  KUAC”s Dan Bross reports on the Veteran’s Day Roll Call. 

Eielson Air Force Base

The military’s Red Flag Training exercise wraps up today.  Representatives of branches of U.S. and several foreign forces participated in the 2 week training, which included jet fighters and bombers engaged in mock battle using live ordinance.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, some interior residents are glad it’s over.

Dan Bross

The state is moving ahead on development of a military veterans cemetery in Fairbanks.  The interior is home to more than 10 thousand veterans, most of who live in Fairbanks, but the closest military cemeteries are in Anchorage and Sitka. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, steps are being taken to change that.

Northern Edge Cancelled

Apr 5, 2013

Another major military exercise has been cancelled. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the state’s biggest multi force exercise is not happening.