Military

Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire                                Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl and Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Bussiere, Commander for Alaskan Command, stand together following a day of meetings at SHI’s Walter Soboleff Building.

Setting it right: Military could apologize for bombarding Alaska Native villages

Three Southeast Alaska villages were bombarded by the military in the 1800s.

 

A U.S. Air Force F-22 “Raptor” fighter jet takes off from the Kenai Municipal Airport on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Kenai. Weather conditions stopped the fighters from landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, their home field. Four of the F-22s belong to the 90th Fighter Squadron and four to the 525th Fighter Squadron, which were on separate training flights before landing in Kenai, said Major Stephen Montgomery, a pilot with the 90th. The fighters took off for Anchorage Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Jet set: Eight fighter planes land in Kenai

As a U.S. Air Force F-22 “Raptor” fighter jet takes off from the Kenai Municipal Airport, others await fueling on Monday, March 19, 2018 in… Continue reading

 

Alaska sees decline in military draft registration

All men ages 18 to 25 are required to register for a possible military draft lottery, but according to a press release from the Selective… Continue reading

Murkowski, groups want to see Gulf of Alaska military exercise moved to fall

Environmental activists, coastal Alaskans and Sen. Lisa Murkowski are all asking the U.S. Navy to move a biennial training exercise in the Gulf of Alaska… Continue reading

Stock: In Alaska, travel bans affect soldiers, oil workers, families

After President Donald Trump released his Jan. 27 executive order suspending people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S, the first call Anchorage immigration… Continue reading