Judge: Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm
A judge has cleared the way for the parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident to use his frozen sperm to produce a child.
US forces come together in Alaska for Northern Edge 2019
Close to 100,000 troops will take part in the military training exercise.
Inside the Gates: Keeping Hangar 21 prepped to paint planes
Civil engineers discover hundreds of pounds of rock calcium in hangar 21's humidifiers, causing them to shutdown and delay missions.
Alaska's 1-297th Infantry heads to Kosovo
Unit will be part of NATO peacekeeping force in the Balkan region, not expected to come home until next April.
Veterans thank founders of Last Frontier Honor Flight
Thank you for your service is a common phrase heard by many Alaska veterans for their military service. Now some veterans and their families are saying thank you to a couple from Big Lake.
Pentagon awards construction contract for new polar icebreaker
Alaska’s congressional delegation is hailing the award of a contract for a new U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker this week as a key development in the nation’s evolving Arctic strategy.
Inside the Gates: Dogs play positive role in psychological health
Therapy and service dogs are making an impact in lowering stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness on JBER.
Palmer students donate more money for veterans' Honor Flight
Academy Charter School students have raised another $1,000 to help Last Frontier Honor Flight veterans travel to Washington, D.C. to see war memorials.
Inside the Gates: The squadron that kept the 176th Wing on its feet after the earthquake
Civil engineers kept the 176th Wing up-and-running during and after the Nov. 30 earthquake.
Alaska National Guard leader: 'Zero tolerance' for sexual assault, harassment
Brig. Gen. Torrence Saxe believes things are improving, but said more needs to be done to prevent sexual assault and harassment in the Alaska National Guard.
Inside the Gates: Guardsmen demonstrate readiness for chemical warfare during Polar Force exercise
Wearing combat gear, chemical protection suits and masks, airmen in the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing evaluated their ability to successfully execute missions in hostile conditions
Coast Guard shares video of rescue after saving man from fishing vessel off Kodiak
A man was flown Monday to medical care in Kodiak by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew, after a nighttime hoist from the deck of a fishing vessel.
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Alaska paratrooper dies during training exercise near Fort Greely
The U.S. Army Alaska is investigating the accidental shooting death of a solider that happened during a training exercise near Fort Greely.
Coast Guard rescues 7 people and a dog from Chilkat River
The group was rescued after their boat ran aground and left them stranded on a sandbar in the Chilkat River near Haines.
Fort Wainwright to send thousands of soldiers to Iraq
Fort Wainwright will send more than 2,000 soldiers to Iraq on a deployment in the coming months, which could last nearly a year.
US missile defense system successfully intercepts test target
The latest test of the nation's missile defense system, partially based in Alaska, saw a significant success Monday which drew quick praise from the state's federal lawmakers.
Fort Wainwright invites medical team to assess suicide risks
Leaders at Fort Wainwright have joined U.S. Rep. Don Young in asking that a medical team be sent to the post near Fairbanks to examine its suicide risks, in the wake of three soldiers’ deaths this year.
Young asks Army to investigate Fort Wainwright suicides
Alaska’s sole U.S. representative is asking Army medical officials to investigate a series of deaths at Fort Wainwright this year, saying they show the battle against military suicides “is far from over.”
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that 20 more missile interceptors will be based at Fort Greely.
Inside the Gates: 'Rescue Triad' crews solve all Alaska throws at them
"We need to get to the site before Alaska does:" Three Alaska Air National Guard search-and-rescue units prepare for a race against the elements to save lives.
Criminal investigators looking into Alaska soldier's death
The Army Criminal Investigation Command and Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of an Alaska soldier whose body was found at his home, according to a release Friday.
Navy to name destroyer after Alaska's Ted Stevens
The U.S. Navy will honor the memory of Alaska’s longest-serving U.S. senator by naming a future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after him, according to a decision announced Friday.
Army and Air Force begin holiday flag football tradition
Another tradition and an opportunity for more bragging rights, the game was competitive, but good-natured.
JBER gets ready to track Santa Claus
KTVA was given special access to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to see how the 176th Air Defense Squadron will track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
Dunleavy appoints Saxe as new Military, Veterans Affairs commissioner
Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed Col. Torrence Saxe as the new Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Commissioner
Volunteers place wreaths to honor veterans at Fort Richardson National Cemetery
The ceremony at Fort Richardson National Cemetery is part of Wreaths Across America.
Son receives Distinguished Service Cross on behalf of his father
Staff Sgt. Justin T. Gallegos received the medal after he died in Afghanistan in 2009.
JBER to host Saturday wreath-laying ceremony
The Wreaths Across America ceremony will be hosted by Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Alaska set to host F-22s from hurricane-hit Florida base
The Air Force’s Alaska inventory of F-22 Raptors could soon rise by half a dozen jets, as the Pentagon redistributes stealth fighters which were damaged by Hurricane Michael at a Florida Air Force base.
Inside the Gates: Behind the scenes with Search and Rescue
Ready on a moments notice -- Alaska Air National Guard on display and true to form in latest search and rescue mission
2 men rescued from Montague Island after plane crash
Two injured men were rescued Tuesday night after their small plane crashed and began to burn on the southwest corner of Montague Island.
3 US service members killed in Afghanistan blast
Three U.S. service members were killed Tuesday by an improvised explosive device near the city of Ghazni, Afghanistan, the U.S. military announced.
Inside the Gates: U.S.S. Alaska plank holders relive first days
Tom Timpson and Waino Salo both served on the U.S.S. Alaska Navy submarine when it was first commissioned on January 25, 1986. The road as to how they ended up serving on the U.S.S. Alaska were two very different paths.
16 soldiers safe after 4-vehicle Parks Highway crash
Alaska State Troopers say nobody was hurt Saturday when four vehicles, including two vans carrying more than a dozen U.S. Army soldiers, were involved in a crash on the Parks Highway near Denali State Park.
Satellite images reveal hidden North Korean missile bases
New commercial satellite images released Monday have identified more than a dozen undeclared North Korean missile operating bases.
Vice President Pence speaks at JBER
Vice President Mike Pence made a Veterans Day stop at Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, as he embarks on a diplomatic trip to Asia.
Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor hosts first ceremony at new site
After years of uncertainty, the Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor is finally in its new home in Wasilla.
Inside the Gates: Solving problems one tool at a time
A team behind shop doors in the 176th Wing of the Alaska National Guard keeps the Air Guard running -- like a machine
Disabled Anchorage veteran's plight draws plea for help
As an Anchorage veteran who lost his legs waits for assistance with access to his home, VA leaders in Alaska say the system is trying to help.
Alaska vet gets 'new' wheels
Progressive Insurance is honoring a disabled Alaska veteran with a refurbished car.
2 tons of Alaska drugs to be incinerated in Washington
The Alaska Air National Guard partnered with the DEA to transport two tons of prescription drugs collected in Alaska for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to Washington.
Inside the Gates: Importance of the Propulsion Shop
Alaska is known for its search and rescue teams. The Alaska Air National Guard's aerospace maintainers are the vital source that helps keep search and rescue aircraft in the air.
Last Frontier Honor Flight brings veterans to D.C. and back
The five day trip took them to Washington, D.C.
Inside the Gates: Anchorage Stand Down
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie attends 2018 Anchorage Stand Down and vows to improve the VA system throughout Alaska.
Alaska veterans leave for Honor Flight to Washington DC
A group of more than 20 veterans will tour war memorials in Washington D.C. as part of the Last Frontier Honor Flight.
F-22 makes emergency landing at JBER
An F-22 Raptor fighter jet safely made an emergency landing at Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wednesday afternoon.
Motorcyclist killed in Saturday crash was JBER soldier
A 35-year-old rider was the person killed Saturday as he headed south on Gambell Street, police said.
Inside the Gates: The importance of a tail flash
Inside Alaska's largest paint shop, the Alaska Air National Guard in JBER's Hangar 21 West is working on a new look for the C-17 fleet.
Missing Fort Wainwright soldier found dead
Troopers discovered 22-year-old Mason Heimer’s body when they responded to Harding Lake at about 3 p.m. Saturday.
Russian aircraft tracked off Alaska for third time this month
A group of Russian military aircraft has been tracked but not intercepted near Alaska, the third such flight this month monitored by U.S. forces.
Site Summit a reminder of nukes used to defend Anchorage
Site Summit stood guard over Anchorage from 1959 to 1979. Known as the "Guardian in the Sky," its new mission is to educate people about a crucial period in American history.
Combat King's reign essential when it comes to search and rescue missions
The Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II returns from a mission on the east coast, helping with rescue missions involving Hurricane Florence.
Alaska Guard helicopters head east for Florence relief
Two Alaska Army National Guard rescue helicopters and their crews left Anchorage Monday, joining the expanding relief effort in North and South Carolina for former Hurricane Florence.
Alaska sending help ahead of Hurricane Florence
As a massive hurricane approaches North and South Carolina this week, Alaskans are lining up aid efforts to help with its expected impact.
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Fisher House opens doors to more military families
JBER's newest housing unit is officially open for business. The building is second in a nationwide program built on the Alaska base.
Surveillance video shows former JBER soldier's assault on airman
A former Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier has been sentenced in a brutal assault on a fellow service member at the popular downtown bar F Street Station last year.
Alaska-based F-22s intercept Russian bombers off Aleutians
Alaska-based stealth fighters have made their second intercept this year of Russian bombers near the state, as defense officials emphasize that the aircraft never entered U.S. airspace.
Finder of Gambell military helmet seeks its owner
Edwin Campbell, who lives on St. Lawrence Island, said he was relic hunting Sunday evening when he dug up an old military helmet.
Missing Korean War Alaskan's family hopes for closure
Pfc. John Lockwood is the lone Alaskan considered missing from the Korean War.
Alaskan Command receives new commander
The U.S. military’s Alaskan Command has a new head, after a change of command ceremony in Anchorage.
Alaskan Command head departing Alaska for Korea
Outgoing Alaskan Command head Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach shared his thoughts on Alaska and the Arctic before taking on a new position in Korea.
Inside the Gates: Maintaining U.S. Air Force Pave Hawks
Maintaining U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopters requires a full tear down and rebuild that takes four to five months. It's a necessary requirement to ensure safety for the crew and those they try to rescue.
Inside the Gates: U.S.S. Momsen ports in Anchorage
For the first time since 2015, U.S.S. Momsen Navy Destroyer ports in Anchorage.
Remains returned from Korean War may include Alaskan
Pfc. John Lockwood, of St. Michael, died in combat in November 1950.
JBER construction could bring $150 million to Anchorage
A project recently approved by the Pentagon will extend Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's north-south runway by 2,500 feet.
JBER paratrooper hurt in drop accident
A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson paratrooper was severely injured during a drop exercise on base Thursday, according to Army officials.
Trump nixes military parade over price tag
President Trump on Friday tweeted that he canceled the military parade planned for November in Washington, blaming high costs that he claimed local politicians set to deter him.
US make strides increasing presence, activity in Alaska, Arctic
The United States is an Arctic nation and now is devising a plan to make a real strong presence in the Arctic.
Destroyer stops in Anchorage during Arctic symposium
The USS Momsen, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, docked at the Port of Alaska Wednesday.
Sullivan closes out week-long meetings with military leaders
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan closed out a week of hosting military leaders before heading back to Washington D.C. on Tuesday. But he won't be gone long.
Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor on the move
It took contractors 100 hours to remove the 32 engraved panels from the memorial site near the hospital. They'll be put back up at the new Wall of Honor in Wasilla.
Inside the Gates: The importance of Alaska's Air Force
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson made a promise to Alaska's U.S. senators during her confirmation 15 months ago that she would make a trip to Alaska. On Wednesday, Wilson made good on her promise.
Backpacks, school supplies given to military children
Operation Homefront's Backpack Brigade gave 200 military children backpacks filled with school supplies.
Secretary of the U.S. Army visits Alaska
Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper touched down in Alaska on Monday as part of an Army reacquaintance tour that’s taken him from Kandahar to Korea and to bases all over the United States.
JBER installs its first female commander
Air Force Col. Patricia A. Csànk has taken command of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the first woman ever to do so, in a change of command ceremony Friday.
JBER to receive first female commander Friday
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will be commanded by the first woman to operate the facility, on her second assignment to the base.
Immigrant recruit abruptly discharged from Army without explanation
Some immigrant U.S. Army recruits who were promised a path to citizenship have been abruptly discharged. The Associated Press first reported that recruits were being discharged, and now some are sharing their stories.
75-year search continues for missing servicemen in Greenland
"No one gets left behind." Alaska Air National Guardsmen uses free time to search Greenland for WWII heroes who died during rescue mission 75 years ago.
Arctic Thunder air show breaks previous attendance record
Arctic Thunder 2018 breaks previous attendance records with close to 320,000 people estimated in attendance over the weekend.
Loud and proud, Arctic Thunder looks to launch new attendance records
Arctic Thunder air show at JBER offers to be bigger and better than record year of 2016
They're here! Thunderbirds touch down on JBER
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds arrive in Anchorage ahead of this weekend's Arctic Thunder 2018 Air Show at JBER.
Valdez remembers fallen Alaska National Guardsmen 54 years later
In 1964, an Alaska Air National Guard C-123 plunged into the ocean shortly after takeoff from the Valdez airport. Fifty-four years later, the City of Valdez pays tribute to the men who lost their lives.
Mat-Su Veterans' Wall of Honor moving to Wasilla
The City of Wasilla has offered the veterans group a 99-year lease at $1 per year to house the wall at the site of its new police station.
Defense secretary visits Alaska en route to Asia
Eielson Air Force Base said Sen. Dan Sullivan accompanied James Mattis on his trip, which will include a tour of Fort Greely.
'Vets' Village' could house homeless veterans in Eagle River
Alaska Veterans Foundation president Ric Davidge’s proposal is still in the planning stages.
Inside the Gates: Veterans Portrait Project
"I committed my life to my country and when I could no longer serve my country in uniform, this became my new mission." Former combat photographer Stacy Pearsall visits Alaska to share and honor stories from our veterans.
Army commander approves Bergdahl sentence, no prison time
A senior U.S. military commander is endorsing the decision to spare Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl prison time for abandoning his post in Afghanistan, endangering military comrades who participated in the lengthy search for him.
Survivors gather on Alaska peaks for those who gave all
Ten years ago, 1st Sgt. Kirk Alkire’s Army unit from Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson lost more than 50 soldiers in 15 months.
Anchorage gathers to honor the fallen on Memorial Day
Anchorage residents converged on the Delaney Park Strip Monday to honor lost service members, on a day set aside to reflect on the nation’s fallen.