ARMY IN ALASKA

U.S. Army Pacific Hosts G-8 Synchronization Conference

Story by Russell Dodson on 04/28/2017 The two-day event laid out a mutual understanding of USARPAC priorities and provided an update of Army resource enterprise programs and discussions on planning for the upcoming fiscal year budget. "If we're not getting the most out of every dollar for readiness, I can't
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Cold Steel Soldiers build skills using Fort McCoy simulation facilities

Story by Aimee Malone on 04/27/2017 Before Soldiers could complete live-fire training at Operation Cold Steel, they had to practice their skills at many of Fort McCoy's simulation facilities. Operation Cold Steel is the Army Reserve's first large-scale live-fire training and crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise, which took place
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Service members unite to provide assistance to isolated village in Alaska

Story by SSG Balinda O'Neal Dresel on 04/26/2017 OLD HARBOR, Alaska Alaska National Guardsmen from the 207th Engineer Utility Detachment teamed up with service members from across the Department of Defense to participate in an Innovative Readiness Training runway extension project here, April 17 May 1, 2017. Led by U.S.
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SD Army National Guard names Soldier, NCO of the Year

Story by 1LT Chad Carlson on 04/26/2017 The South Dakota Army National Guard brought four enlisted Soldiers and four non-commissioned officers to Yankton, April 20-22, to compete in the state's Best Warrior Competition, which names the Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, respectively. After the three-day competition, Staff Sgt.
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ARCTIC CARE 2017 wraps up on Kodiak Island Alaska

Story by MSgt Luke Johnson on 04/24/2017 KODIAK, ALASKA- The Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) exercise ARCTIC CARE 2017 ended on April 7, 2017 on Kodiak Island, Alaska as military members wrapped up medical care for community members and packed up medical equipment for redeployment. In the end, the ARCTIC CARE
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Bangladesh disaster shelters provide relief as aid program wraps up

Story by John Budnik on 04/21/2017 JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON Cyclone Sidr struck the southwest coast of Bangladesh in November 2007. The storm caused widespread damage to about half of the country's 64 districts, resulted in thousands of deaths and left the country with a glaring need to prepare for future
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