Alaska Military News Roundup

Alaska Military News Roundup

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco gathers on deck during the vessel’s commissioning ceremony June 14 in Juneau, Alaska. The CGC Bailey Barco is the second fast response cutter in Alaska and homeports in Ketchikan. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.)


1. Recovery efforts for C-124 Globemaster II crash wreckage from 1952 on Alaska glacier continue; 37 of 52 service members identified so far.    

2. From Navy vet to Super dad — widowed Alaskan cab driver raised 7 children including 6 Marines. Alaska Dispatch News

3. As the Alaska Highway’s 75th Anniversary approaches, state prepares to honor the segregated black soldiers who helped build the road spanning across Alaska and Canada during WWII. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 

4. Ballistic missile target air-launched by a U.S. Air Force C-17 over the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii; THAAD weapon system at PSCA in Kodiak, Alaska, detected, tracked and intercepted the target. More here.

5. Military projects boost construction in Alaska; as state capital budget dwindles, federal spending helps fill some of the gap. The Alaska Contractor

6. Many Americans don’t know that Hawaii wasn’t the only U.S. territory bombed during WWII, but a special event in Alaska recently recounted the time when Japanese forces attacked Native inhabitants there. MyBaseGuide

7. Hot off the press! The 2017-2018 Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Installation Guide and Telephone Directory is now available. MyBaseGuide

8. In case you missed it, the 2017 The Army in Alaska (Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely) Installation Guide and Telephone Directory is online. MyBaseGuide


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