Army in Alaska

Ceremony honors two centuries of service

Story by SSG Lance Pounds on 10/02/2017 FORT CARSON, Colo. Eight Soldiers were honored for their more than 200 years of combined service to the nation during a retirement ceremony Wednesday, inside the William "Bill" Reed special events center on post. Affectionately known as The Mountain Post, Fort Carson host
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Black Hawk opportunities make for rewarding Army career

Story by Kari Hawkins on 09/29/2017 For Chief Warrant Officer 5 Leon Cardona, Black Hawk helicopters represented an open door of opportunity during a 34-year Army career. As a teenager, Cardona was an aspiring vehicle mechanic. When he enlisted in the delayed entry program, he wasn't even old enough to
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SMA Visits USARAK Units at JBER and FWA

Story by SFC Joel Gibson on 09/26/2017 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Dan Dailey visited U.S. Army Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Sept. 21 and at Fort Wainwright Sept. 22. The visit was a planned stop before the senior enlisted Soldier in the Army headed
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Pioneer in military use of nuclear power provides insight on facility to be decommissioned

Story by Christopher Gardner on 09/26/2017 The SM-1 was the first nuclear reactor in the country to generate power connected to the commercial grid when it achieved its first criticality in April 1957. Sixty years later, a 93-year-old Graves and his wife, Nancy, visited the facility to discuss its history
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FONSS make historic restoration at Nike Site Summit

Story by SrA Javier Alvarez on 09/20/2017 Atop the frozen wilderness of Mount Gordon Lyon, past the meandering semi-compacted road which leads past the Arctic Valley ski area, stands a relic of the Cold War. Once a technological marvel, all that now remains is the gutted and overgrown infrastructure of
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OH-58D Kiowa Warrior' takes final flight

Story by SSgt Teresa Cleveland on 09/20/2017 The U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate flew the Army's final OH-58D "Kiowa Warrior" flight from Felker Army Airfield at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Sept. 19, 2017. A Vietnam War-era helicopter, the Kiowa spent 48 years in service as a reconnaissance helicopter during operations including
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