Inside the Gates: The Battle of Attu, 75 years later

Inside the Gates: The Battle of Attu, 75 years later

"I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. That's what this has done to me." U.S. Army Soldier recounts his time on the Alaskan Island Attu during World War II's "Battle of Attu."

Scott Gross
Inside the Gates: 'I Will Wait' takes on military spouses' here and now

Inside the Gates: 'I Will Wait' takes on military spouses' here and now

"This is hard, what we are doing is hard:" Military spouses take the stage to talk about resentment, depression, loneliness and fear resulting from loved ones being deployed.

Scott Gross
F-22s intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska

F-22s intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska

Two Russian TU-95 "Bear" bombers were intercepted by US F-22 stealth fighters in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command.

CNN News
Mourners, flags honor 4/25 soldier killed in combat

Mourners, flags honor 4/25 soldier killed in combat

Hundreds of people have turned out to honor a Colorado soldier who was killed in combat in Afghanistan.

Associated Press
4/25 suffers 1st combat death of latest Afghanistan tour

4/25 suffers 1st combat death of latest Afghanistan tour

Anchorage’s Spartan Brigade has suffered the first combat casualty of its current deployment in Afghanistan.

Chris Klint
Inside the Gates: U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition

Inside the Gates: U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition

U.S. Army Warriors in the ranks of private through specialist will compete for the U.S. Army Alaska Soldier of the Year title. The two winners will later compete in Hawaii in June to be U.S. Army Pacific’s best.

Scott Gross
Walker calls for creation of Alaska military museum

Walker calls for creation of Alaska military museum

A state task force will be appointed by Gov. Bill Walker to study the creation of an Alaska Military History Museum.

Chris Klint
North Korea says it is suspending nuclear, missile testing

North Korea says it is suspending nuclear, missile testing

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus

CBS News
Helicopter crash survivor thanks Alaskans who came to his rescue

Helicopter crash survivor thanks Alaskans who came to his rescue

A retired marine who survived a deadly helicopter crash in Afghanistan was at JBER on Tuesday to meet soldiers who helped rescue him face-to-face.

Shannon Ballard
Inside the Gates: Arctic Care 2018

Inside the Gates: Arctic Care 2018

Arctic Care 2018 is led by the Marines corps reserve and involves all reserve branches that provides benefits such as health care, dental care, optometry, and veterinary care to underserved villages in the Maniillaq Service Area

Scott Gross
Inside the Gates: Mass casualty training

Inside the Gates: Mass casualty training

The Mass Casualty exercise is done annually with a variety of scenarios to test and verify effectiveness, correct any shortfalls in response on Fort Wainwright in an effort to improve safety and protection of personnel, facilities and infrastructure.

Scott Gross
Russia tests ICBM said to make defenses 'completely useless'

Russia tests ICBM said to make defenses 'completely useless'

Russia's Ministry of Defense released video footage Friday of a test launch of its new intercontinental ballistic missile, the Sarmat.

CNN News
Military leaders wow lawmakers with technology

Military leaders wow lawmakers with technology

State lawmakers on Wednesday got a military briefing on the National Guard’s ability to take out an incoming missile.

Steve Quinn
Inside the Gates: Arctic Edge 2018

Inside the Gates: Arctic Edge 2018

Arctic Edge 2018 is a joint exercise that gives the Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force the chance to work together to get outside of their regular elements to focus on cold weather and mountain operations that are unavailable in the lower 48.

Scott Gross
Military often fails young sex assault victims on bases

Military often fails young sex assault victims on bases

The Associated Press documented at least five Alaska sex assault reports among children or teens since 2007. Fort Wainwright had three, Fort Greely had two.

Associated Press
Gunman in California veteran center shooting was a former patient

Gunman in California veteran center shooting was a former patient

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. -- Three women who devoted their lives to helping traumatized veterans were killed by a patient who had been kicked out of their Northern California treatment program, authorities and a relative of a victim said. A daylong siege at The

CBS News
Inside the Gates: Extreme cold weather training

Inside the Gates: Extreme cold weather training

National Guard’s Arctic Eagle exercise offers extreme cold-weather training opportunities. 600 Guardsmen from the United States and Canada participated in the three day exercise at the Donnelly Training Area at Fort Greely.

Scott Gross
Army tanker rolls off Richardson Highway, spills fuel

Army tanker rolls off Richardson Highway, spills fuel

A cleanup is under way on the Richardson Highway, after an Army tanker truck in a convoy rolled over Sunday near Salcha.

KTVA Web Staff
Anchorage Air Guard wing gets new Commander

Anchorage Air Guard wing gets new Commander

Col. Darrin Slaten returns to JBER to lead the 176th wing's 1,500 Airmen.

Scott Gross
Inside the Gates: JBER chaplains offer faith to fighting forces

Inside the Gates: JBER chaplains offer faith to fighting forces

"Those trials and tribulations that our team members face often come at the most inconvenient times not only in their day but also in their lives." Members of JBER's Chaplain Corp help keep soldiers and airmen fit to fight.

Scott Gross
Inside the Gates: 'Creative Forces'

Inside the Gates: 'Creative Forces'

The Creative Forces program focuses on the arts to help military personnel heal from the complex wounds of recent wars.

Scott Gross
Inside the Gates: Stryker crews strike JBER target course

Inside the Gates: Stryker crews strike JBER target course

Live fire Stryker training course is a 50/50 split with day and night engagements. Crews shoot various pop-up targets with .50 caliber machine guns.

Scott Gross
Can Alaska properly respond to a catastrophic emergency?

Can Alaska properly respond to a catastrophic emergency?

On Tuesday, the Alaska National Guard hosted a guided discussion wargame with senior military leaders from Alaska, along with state and federal partners.

Scott Gross
Pence pushes S. Korea toward more hawkish N. Korea policy

Pence pushes S. Korea toward more hawkish N. Korea policy

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is pushing South Korea to adopt a more hawkish stance toward North Korea, as he arrived in the country Thursday ahead of the Winter Olympics after a brief stop in Alaska.

Associated Press
Inside the Gates: Operation Punch Bowl

Inside the Gates: Operation Punch Bowl

"This is the first time here on Fort Richardson that a battalion will actually conduct a battalion combined live fire, ever." U.S. Army Alaska soldiers from Fort Wainwright continue training at JBER.

Scott Gross
Pentagon evaluating dates for military parade at Trump's request

Pentagon evaluating dates for military parade at Trump's request

President Trump has requested that the military begin preparations for a military parade in the nation's capital.

CBS News
Inside the Gates: APD partners with U.S. Army

Inside the Gates: APD partners with U.S. Army

APD joins U.S. Army in recruiting partnership to help serve our country and our communities.

Scott Gross
Russian jet flies within 5 feet of U.S. Navy plane

Russian jet flies within 5 feet of U.S. Navy plane

A Russian jet intercepted an American patrol plane flying in international airspace over the Black Sea on Monday, coming within 5 feet of the U.S. aircraft, the Pentagon said.

CBS News
'Arctic Thrust' exercise keeps Army ready on moment's notice

'Arctic Thrust' exercise keeps Army ready on moment's notice

U.S. Army Alaska is conducting Arctic Thrust, a major deployment readiness exercise this week with support from the U.S. Air Force and Alaska state agencies involved in the deployment process.

Scott Gross
USS Anchorage to recover NASA test craft

USS Anchorage to recover NASA test craft

Anchorage's namesake ship, the USS Anchorage, is conducting a simulated recovery of NASA's next manned spacecraft.

Scott Gross
Inside the Gates: Alaska's 49th Missile Battalion

Inside the Gates: Alaska's 49th Missile Battalion

Alaska's 49th missile battalion plays a large role in keeping the homeland safe from missile attacks.

Scott Gross
Vet suing VA after discovering scalpel left in body for years

Vet suing VA after discovering scalpel left in body for years

An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain.

CBS News
US service member killed in Afghanistan

US service member killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed on Monday in the Achin District of Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, the U.S. military said.

CNN News
Inside the Gates: JBER dental lab jumps to new tech

Inside the Gates: JBER dental lab jumps to new tech

What used to take weeks at the JBER dental lab now takes hours.

Scott Gross
Fallen veterans' families lay wreaths at JBER

Fallen veterans' families lay wreaths at JBER

The Fort Richardson National Cemetery has been dressed for the holidays this season.

Lauren Maxwell
JBER soldier dies in Afghanistan vehicle crash

JBER soldier dies in Afghanistan vehicle crash

An Alaskan soldier who was deployed to Afghanistan has died in a non-combat vehicle accident, military officials say.

KTVA Web Staff
Transgender people will be able to enlist in military next year

Transgender people will be able to enlist in military next year

The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition, CBS News confirms.

CBS News
First lady Melania Trump greets soldiers, families at JBER

First lady Melania Trump greets soldiers, families at JBER

First lady Melania Trump stopped at Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Friday on her way back from Beijing.

KTVA Web Staff
Russian fighter knocks US spy jet into roll over Black Sea

Russian fighter knocks US spy jet into roll over Black Sea

The U.S. military says a Russian fighter flew within 50 feet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance jet over the Black Sea with full afterburners on, causing violent turbulence that knocked the American plane into a 15-degree roll.

CBS News
Alaska National Guardsmen return from Puerto Rico

Alaska National Guardsmen return from Puerto Rico

Most of the communications team that set up satellite operations are now back in Alaska. A team of 14 airmen is scheduled to be in the territory through November.

Heather Hintze
Bean's Café honors Alaskan veterans

Bean's Café honors Alaskan veterans

Bean's Cafe held its annual Veteran's Day lunch us to honor our American veterans who are clients and thank them for dedicated and loyal service to our country.

Scott Gross
First lady Melania Trump visits JBER Friday

First lady Melania Trump visits JBER Friday

The first lady is visiting Alaska. Melania Trump will make a stop in Anchorage Friday to take part in Veterans Day festivities at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

KTVA Web Staff
Empowering woman veterans, celebrating the 'sheroes'

Empowering woman veterans, celebrating the 'sheroes'

On Thursday, the Alaska Healthcare System held a celebration to honor Alaska women veterans.

Scott Gross
Inside the gates: Honoring our veterans

Inside the gates: Honoring our veterans

Although they continue to meet some resistance here in Anchorage, the Anchorage Veterans Parade Committee says nothing will stop them from honoring veterans who are still living.

Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, avoids jail time

Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, avoids jail time

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has received a dishonorable discharge but will avoid prison time for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

CNN News
U.S. strike would trigger automatic North Korea retaliation, defector says

U.S. strike would trigger automatic North Korea retaliation, defector says

A high-ranking North Korean defector has told a congressional hearing that a pre-emptive U.S. military strike would trigger automatic retaliation, with the North unleashing artillery and short-range missile fire on South Korea.

CBS News
Court blocks Trump from changing transgender policy

Court blocks Trump from changing transgender policy

A federal court in Washington is barring President Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people.

CBS News
Gov. Walker orders flags at half-staff in honor of fallen soldier

Gov. Walker orders flags at half-staff in honor of fallen soldier

Alaska's governor has ordered that the U.S. and Alaska flags be flown at half-staff for the next five days in honor of a soldier from Juneau who was killed in eastern Afghanistan.

Associated Press
Inside the Gates: F-35s undergo Alaska cold-weather testing

Inside the Gates: F-35s undergo Alaska cold-weather testing

Alaska is the latest testing ground for the Air Force's F-35 fighter jet.

Inside the 'unblinking eye' tasked with defending America in space

Inside the 'unblinking eye' tasked with defending America in space

The U.S. military prepares for many battles, including ones that could extend into space.

CBS News
JBER aircraft suffer base's first-ever laser strikes

JBER aircraft suffer base's first-ever laser strikes

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson officials are calling for the public’s help, after the base’s first incident of lasers being used to illuminate cockpits this week.

Chris Klint
Where does the U.S. have troops in Africa, and why?

Where does the U.S. have troops in Africa, and why?

The deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger earlier this month -- and the ensuing controversy surrounding President Trump's calls to their families -- has thrust a little-discussed country into the spotlight

CBS News
Inside the Gates: Last surviving member of the 477 Bombardment Group visits JBER

Inside the Gates: Last surviving member of the 477 Bombardment Group visits JBER

Tuskegee Airman visits JBER 10 years after The 477 was changed from a bomber group to a fighter group.

Passenger: Delta crew stopped me from singing anthem to honor soldier

Passenger: Delta crew stopped me from singing anthem to honor soldier

A Georgia physician said her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing the U.S. national anthem aboard a Delta Air Lines plane carrying the soldier's casket was stopped by a flight attendant who told her it would violate company policy.

CBS News
4/25 soldier dies on Anchorage-bound flight

4/25 soldier dies on Anchorage-bound flight

An Anchorage-based soldier died last week after being found unresponsive on a civilian flight from Hawaii to Alaska.

Chris Klint
VA in Alaska to add more than 100 staff

VA in Alaska to add more than 100 staff

By adding 100 more staff members, the director of the Alaska VA said the organization will improve access to care for the state's veterans.

96-year-old WWII veteran among Honor Flight service members

96-year-old WWII veteran among Honor Flight service members

At 96, Jennie Collier is the oldest World War II is the oldest person making the trip to Washington, D.C. on the Last Frontier Honor Flight.

Heather Hintze
AK National Guard deploys to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief

AK National Guard deploys to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief

The two teams will be in charge of communications and relieving the backlog of relief supplies at the San Juan Airport.

Heather Hintze
Inside the Gates: Snow Team parade highlights winter mission

Inside the Gates: Snow Team parade highlights winter mission

On Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, there's a team dedicated to ensuring even a heavy snowfall doesn't interrupt the military mission.

Inside the Gates: 4/25 deployment update

Inside the Gates: 4/25 deployment update

The final group of Alaska's Arctic Warriors will be leaving for Afghanistan this week.

North Korea calls Trump statement 'a declaration of war'

North Korea calls Trump statement 'a declaration of war'

Foreign minister says Trump's words give Pyongyang the right to shoot down US strategic bombers.

CBS News
Inside the Gates: Service members outfitted for adventure

Inside the Gates: Service members outfitted for adventure

In Alaska, we're all about our outdoor gear and enjoying everything this great state has to offer. For military families, who usually are only here for a short time, it can be tough to make the most of the 49th State.

Suicide among U.S. military veterans higher in certain states

Suicide among U.S. military veterans higher in certain states

Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities and suggest social isolation, gun ownership and access to health care may be factors.

CBS News
Inside the Gates: Military families say goodbye

Inside the Gates: Military families say goodbye

“It's dawning on me that it's more real and it's actually happening now,” said Spc. Nathan Wegner, who is deploying to Afghanistan.

JBER schools step up to support children of deployed service members

JBER schools step up to support children of deployed service members

"There's uncertainty, there's stress,” said 1st grade teacher Elizabeth Glenn, describing how students of deployed parents might feel.

Inside the Gates: A ceremonial goodbye to Alaska's 4/25 Airborne Brigade

Inside the Gates: A ceremonial goodbye to Alaska's 4/25 Airborne Brigade

The 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team held a ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Friday, marking the beginning of deployment for more than 2,000 Alaska soldiers.

Governor offers condolences to family of deceased honor flight veteran

Governor offers condolences to family of deceased honor flight veteran

Governor Walker provides a statement about the passing of an honor flight veteran.

Joe Vigil
Inside the Gates: How the 4/25 went from chopping block to deployment

Inside the Gates: How the 4/25 went from chopping block to deployment

The last two years have been difficult for Alaska's soldiers as members of the 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team wondered if their brigade would survive Army cuts.

Alaska Guardsmen pull Texans from floodwaters

Alaska Guardsmen pull Texans from floodwaters

“At last count we'd picked up roughly 41 people, one dog and we rescued a horse as well,” said combat rescue officer Maj. Christian Braunlich.

Alaska Honor Flight veteran passes away

Alaska Honor Flight veteran passes away

Alaska honor flight veteran passes away.

Joe Vigil
Alaska soldiers prepare to deploy to Afghanistan

Alaska soldiers prepare to deploy to Afghanistan

The soldiers will start to deploy next week, with the full 1,200 arriving in eastern Afghanistan over the next month.

Coast Guard medevacs woman from boat in Bering Sea

Coast Guard medevacs woman from boat in Bering Sea

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman deployed a helicopter crew to save a woman suffering a medical emergency northwest of Unalaska.

Liz Thomas
Trump: 'All options' on table after N. Korea missile launch

Trump: 'All options' on table after N. Korea missile launch

White House says Kim Jong Un's "threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime's isolation," and warned "all options are on the table" for Mr. Trump to address the nuclear standoff.

CBS News
Transgender troops in military can continue to serve for now, Mattis says

Transgender troops in military can continue to serve for now, Mattis says

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement Tuesday that the Pentagon will allow current service members who are transgender to continue serving, while a panel of experts will study the issue.

CBS News
North Korea fires missile over Japan, Pentagon says

North Korea fires missile over Japan, Pentagon says

North Korea has launched a missile that flew over Japan, the Pentagon confirmed to CBS News.

CBS News
Could prop planes turn tide of 16-year Afghan war?

Could prop planes turn tide of 16-year Afghan war?

U.S. fighter pilots are training new Afghan pilots to wage war in Afghanistan's not-so-friendly skies.

CBS News
Navy ID's sailor killed, 9 missing in USS John S. McCain collision

Navy ID's sailor killed, 9 missing in USS John S. McCain collision

The U.S. Navy has identified the sailor who was killed and nine more who remain missing following the collision of the USS John S. McCain with a merchant vessel in the Pacific.

CBS News
Report: Guidelines set for Trump's military transgender ban

Report: Guidelines set for Trump's military transgender ban

The Trump administration is set to send expanded guidance to the Pentagon in the coming days on how to implement its new ban on transgender people serving in the military, according to the Wall Street Journal.

CBS News
JBER seeks public comment on F-22 noise at Wednesday open house

JBER seeks public comment on F-22 noise at Wednesday open house

Anchorage residents will be able to tell Air Force officials Wednesday night what they think of jet fighter noise from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Chris Klint
USS Indianapolis discovery offers 'closure' for WWII veteran

USS Indianapolis discovery offers 'closure' for WWII veteran

The World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found, 72 years after its sinking in shark-infested waters.

CBS News
Navy sacks 7th Fleet commander after 2nd deadly collision

Navy sacks 7th Fleet commander after 2nd deadly collision

The U.S. Navy announced on Wednesday morning that the commander of its 7th Fleet had been dismissed.

CBS News
First new US forces arriving in Afghanistan soon

First new US forces arriving in Afghanistan soon

The top U.S commander for the Middle East says the first deployments of new U.S. forces will arrive in Afghanistan "pretty quickly.'"

CBS News
Inside the Gates: 90th Fighter Squadron celebrates century of service

Inside the Gates: 90th Fighter Squadron celebrates century of service

The 90th Fighter Squadron stood up in 1917 during World War I and has taken part in every conflict since.

Most oppose threatening North Korea with military action: poll

Most oppose threatening North Korea with military action: poll

Most Americans say the U.S. should not threaten North Korea with military action right now but would approve of military action if diplomacy does not eventually stop its nuclear program.

CBS News
Inside the Gates: Cadets learn emergency preparedness

Inside the Gates: Cadets learn emergency preparedness

The Alaska Military Youth Academy is making sure its cadets are prepared for any emergency.

North Korea threatens to attack Guam, state-run media announces

North Korea threatens to attack Guam, state-run media announces

Korean People's Army said that the U.S. should "immediately stop its reckless military provocation".

CBS News
3 Marines dead in Osprey aircraft crash identified by officials

3 Marines dead in Osprey aircraft crash identified by officials

Australia's Navy found the wreckage Monday of a U.S. Marine Osprey aircraft that crashed into the sea during an attempt to land on the USS Green Bay on Saturday.

CBS News
Pilot rescued from plane crash near Ptarmigan Pass

Pilot rescued from plane crash near Ptarmigan Pass

A pilot who suffered minor injuries in the crash of his plane near Ptarmigan Pass earlier this week was rescued Thursday by the Alaska Air National Guard.

Chris Klint
Federal court overturns murder conviction of ex-Blackwater guard

Federal court overturns murder conviction of ex-Blackwater guard

A federal appeals court overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad.

CBS News
Pacific nations come together to talk environmental security

Pacific nations come together to talk environmental security

The Alaska National Guard hosted representatives of 24 Pacific nations in Anchorage this week for the 2017 Pacific Environmental Security Forum. The event is a chance for civilian and military leaders to discuss managing the environment in the region, today and into the future. They shared best practices when it comes to environmental stewardship and […]
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Gas station in the sky: KC10 brings fuel to Northern Edge

Gas station in the sky: KC10 brings fuel to Northern Edge

The skies over Alaska have been full of military aircraft over the past couple weeks. Fighter jets have completed hundreds of flights, and supporting each one was the much larger KC10. The workhorse plane is 66 feet long, weighs 590,000 pounds and can haul 63,000 gallons of fuel. It has three engines, which each kick […]
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Marines show off F-35 during Northern Edge

Marines show off F-35 during Northern Edge

The F-35 won’t land in Alaska for three years, but local military leaders are getting a preview of what to expect thanks to training exercise Northern Edge. It’s the first time the fifth generation fighter jet has flown in the Alaska exercise. A squadron of Marines are piloting the planes. “The mountains up there are beautiful. […]
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Secret Air Force plane lands after 2 years in space

Secret Air Force plane lands after 2 years in space

An unpiloted military space plane, launched by an Atlas 5 rocket in May 2015, glided to an unannounced landing on the long shuttle runway at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, closing out a 718-day mission. It was the first Florida landing of a returning spacecraft since Atlantis flew home in the program’s final mission […]
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U.S. identifies Navy SEAL killed in raid in Somalia

U.S. identifies Navy SEAL killed in raid in Somalia

NEW YORK — The Defense Department has identified the Navy SEAL killed during an operation against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia. Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, was killed during the raid on May 5 about 40 miles west of Mogadishu, the Pentagon said in a release. Milliken was a native of Maine and […]
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Inside the Gates: JBER firefighters use controlled burn as training

Inside the Gates: JBER firefighters use controlled burn as training

Every spring, crews on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson light the training ranges on fire, to prevent fires later in the year. “It’s a lot of work. Wild land is not easy and it’s a lot of grass. A lot of acreage that we gotta burn down,” said Grant Kopplin, a firefighter with the JBER Fire Department. […]
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Army releases photographer’s last photo of blast that killed her

Army releases photographer’s last photo of blast that killed her

FORT MEADE, Md. — July 2, 2013, was the very last moment of Army Spc. Hilda Clayton’s life. She took a photo in the split-second between when a mortar tube accidentally exploded and the blast killed her and four Afghan soldiers. Spc. Shenee Brooks was in the same unit as Clayton. We asked her if […]
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Military aircraft take off for Northern Edge 2017

Military aircraft take off for Northern Edge 2017

Northern Edge 2017 is underway around Alaska. More than 150 military planes are taking part, flying from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks. Commanders say this exercise is the closest thing to real that combat pilots can experience while still training, in part due to the size of the arena at […]
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Northern Edge to go ahead, along with continued community concern

Northern Edge to go ahead, along with continued community concern

The Navy got the green light for Northern Edge 17, just days before the training exercise is scheduled to start. Northern Edge is scheduled to start May 1. It involves the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines, training in the Gulf of Alaska and areas of the Interior. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued two […]
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Russian bombers fly near Alaska again

Russian bombers fly near Alaska again

Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers buzzed by Alaska for the second time in two days on Tuesday, flying even closer to the Alaska mainland than during the first flyby, CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin reports. The Bear bombers flew about 40 miles off the coast, north of the Aleutian Islands, Tuesday. The bombers were […]
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1 dead, 2 injured in military helicopter crash in MD

1 dead, 2 injured in military helicopter crash in MD

LEONARDTOWN, Md. — A military helicopter with three crew members on board crashed in southern Maryland on Monday afternoon, authorities and witnesses said. The U.S. military confirmed that one crew member died and two were injured. The two injured crew members — one who was seriously injured and one who is in critical condition — […]
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