KTVA launched our weekly series “Inside the Gates” in February 2017 as a way to take you inside the lives of the service members in our community. Few people get the chance to pass through the gates and onto Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, so the series was one way for us to show you what military life is really like.

KTVA’s Bonney Bowman has been covering the military in Alaska for four years. In that time, she’s traveled around the state and the world with our service members, bringing you their stories.

Bonney is leaving KTVA to be closer to family in the Lower 48. In her final installment, she takes a look back and shares some of what she’s learned Inside the Gates.