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Air Force officials say the mechanical problem that forced the pilot of an Eielson-based F-16 to land at the Bethel Airport last September was a malfunction of the engine’s oil system.

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U.S. Army Alaska begins a new annual combat training exercise today on ranges around Fort Greely.


Army convoys began moving equipment and soldiers from Fort Wainwright this to support an 11-day training exercise that begins Monday on ranges around Fort Greely.

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Eielson Air Force Base has sent a team of specialists to Bethel to secure and repair an F-16 that had to make an unscheduled landing there Tuesday after the pilot reported a mechanical problem.

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Three B-52 bombers returned to their home base in Louisiana on Sunday after a short deployment at Eielson Air Force Base, where they were used for training missions over the Beaufort Sea and Sea of Japan. Air Force officials say the B-52s were deployed to Eielson to demonstrate that the base can be used to launch long-range missions to just about anywhere around the Pacific Ocean and Asia.

U.S. Army

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


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.

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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.

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.