ARMY IN ALASKA

Wheels Rolling: 2nd LAR conducts desert training

Story by LCpl Jonathan Sosner on 02/01/2017 Tucked away in the mountains, the Marines were waking up and getting ready to start the day when incoming mortar rounds started crashing down around them. They scrambled to set up tactical security positions, as many of their fellow Marines were stopped in
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Competition at Fort Shafter brings together Career Counselors from across the region

Story by SSG Christopher McCullough on 01/30/2017 FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Career counselors from across U.S. Army Pacific Theater of operations gathered at Fort Shafter to represent their commands in a competition for USARPAC Career Counselor of the Year. The intense three-day competition held January 25-27 was decided from scoring
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74th EOD Co. wins USARPAC TOY competition two years running

Story by SSG Taresha Hill on 01/30/2017 SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The best U.S. Army-Pacific Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams gathered together July 11-15, here, to compete in the annual EOD Team of the Year (TOY) competition hosted by 8th Military Police Brigade's 303rd EOD Battalion. The weeklong event showcased
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A Post Office Clerk with a Big Heart

Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Blessing Idahosa, originally from Nigeria, immigrated to Fort Wainwright, Alaska in February 2012. She joined the Navy in September and reported to Bataan in December of the same year. "I joined the navy to see the world, travel around, to further my education and to serve
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WyARNG hosts 2017 Western Regional Biathlon Competition

Story by SGT Ashley Smith on 01/26/2017 The Wyoming National Guard is hosting the 2017 Western Regional Biathlon Competition at the Casper Biathlon Club on Casper Mountain, Jan. 10-14. A biathlon is a combination of cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship. "It combines these two very separate disciplines," said Maj. Rebecca
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Cold can't stop mountain troops

Story by SSG Kelly Simon on 01/25/2017 Survivability, sustainability, and lethality are all priorities when Soldiers are training or executing real-world missions. A variety of factors can effect these priorities; terrain, time, personnel, etc., but the most unpredictable factor is weather. Here in the North Country Soldiers know to expect
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