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  1. Elmendorf-Richardson soldiers hold ceremony ahead of Afghanistan deploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson held a deployment ceremony Friday as part of their preparation to deploy to Afghanistan later this month. Under sunny skies, hundreds of soldiers, members of their families, Gov. Bill Walker, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, state Rep. Dan Saddler and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan were there to celebrate the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team , 25th Infantry Division, or 4/25th as they are more commonly referred to.


  2. Air Force urged to extend Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson runway, avoid increasing jet noiseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    A group of Mountain View, Ala. residents urged U.S. Air Force officials Wednesday night to pursue a roughly $150 million runway extension at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as a means of avoiding more jet noise, a thorny issue that has disrupted classroom teaching and frayed nerves in the neighborhood over the years.


  3. Air Force explores changing fighter jet flight patterns at Alaska baseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. Air Force is considering changes in fighter jet runway use at Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson that officials say could lead to more efficiency and safety in the airspace but expose several hundred residents in the nearby neighborhood of Mountain View to more jet noise. The Air Force has set a public hearing and open house for Wednesday night at Clark Middle School, 150 Bragaw St. Military officials will hold a presentation on the proposal and record testimony from residents.


  4. Bear hunt on Alaska base that ended in June to continue annuallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A black bear hunt took place on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson this summer for the first time in several decades - if not longer, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The two-month hunt ended in June and is expected to return annually, said Dave Battle, Anchorage-area wildlife biologist for Fish and Game.


  5. Cemetery offers burial spaces for combat dogs and their familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    A pudgy Labrador retriever named Jack is the unofficial greeter at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, a cemetery on the northern edge of Frederick, Md. Gidget, a fleecy Portuguese water dog, is often seen wandering at the heels of her owner, cemetery founder Richard Cody.


  6. Groups sue to keep drilling ban in Arctic, Atlantic watersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The Shell floating drill rig Kulluk is seen on Jan. 7, 2013, in Alaska's Kiliuda Bay as salvage teams conduct an assessment of its seaworthiness after it ran aground following the 2012 drilling season. Less than a week after President Donald Trump took steps to put U.S. Arctic and Atlantic waters back in play for offshore drilling, 10 environmental and Alaska Native groups sued Wednesday, May 3, 2017, to maintain the ban on oil and gas exploration.


  7. Navy clears environmental hurdle for exercise in Alaskan gulf this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The Navy announced Monday that it will move ahead with plans for an annual large-scale exercise in the Gulf of Alaska involving a carrier strike group. The Navy's decision, based on three possible scenarios in an environmental impact study, is a scaled-back version of its preferred choice that would have given the green light to two carrier group exercises annually.


  8. It's official: The Army's 4-25th stays at full firepower in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The Anchorage-based 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, known as the "4-25," has officially evaded shrinking its force size, as planned under the Obama administration, the Army announced Friday. In July 2015, the Army announced that more than 2,600 soldiers housed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson were among 40,000 slated for elimination across the country, part of a long-term effort to shave 120,000 troops off of the Army's overall force numbers.


  9. Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect refusing his medicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The man accused of killing five people and injuring six others in a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale's international airport is refusing to take psychotropic medication prescribed to him in prison, a judge said Friday. Esteban Santiago, 26, has pleaded not guilty to 22 federal charges linked to the airport shooting spree, including several that carry a maximum punishment of life in prison or the death penalty.


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