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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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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