My Turn: Dan Sullivan: An Alaska Marine

...Dan and I served together in the Alaska-based reserve unit E Co., 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, and then again with D Company Anti-Terrorism Battalion. Dan was a company commander and I was a company first sergeant. Even though the Marine...
Soldier mauled by bear was wearing Army protective gear

...attack by a sow with two cubs."It was basically a bear being a bear," Coltrane said.Wendeborn is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 297th Brigade Reconnaissance and Surveillance Squadron (Cavalry), an Army National Guard detachment in Valdez.
Alaska soldiers train with unmanned aircraft

...over south central Alaska - and the pilots sit in the back of a Humvee.Paratroopers with the 425 Brigade Special Troops Battalion on Thursday trained with a RQ7 Shadow unmanned aircraft system. The remotely operated aircraft are designed to provide reconnaissance...
Latest chapter in 'X-Men' saga a worthy 'Past' time - and change the future. No biggie, right?But Wolverine only has a limited amount of time in the past because a battalion of sentinels is bearing down on our heroes in the apocalyptic future.In order to succeed, Wolverine must convince the younger...
UAF battalion chief to be remembered of Phillip Emerson Rounds, a University of Alaska-Fairbanks battalion chief who died Friday of cancer. The procession will be's fire department. He first served as captain then moved on to battalion chief.
Alaska firefighters pay tribute to battalion chief

FAIRBANKS - Firefighters from across Alaska have paid tribute to Battalion Chief Phil Rounds who died earlier this month after a 10-year battle with throat and lung cancer. Rounds, who died Nov. 21...
Photo: Fire away

A round is sent airborne as paratroopers of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division fire 105mm howitzers...
Alaska guardsmen deploy to Guantanamo Bay

...About 50 Alaska Army National Guard members will deploy to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.The guardsmen from the 761 Military Police Battalion, 38th Troop Command, will serve about a year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.A deployment ceremony was set for...
Tonsgard earns advanced infantry training

...Reconnaissance Training Company in Camp Pendleton, Calif. with the title of Corporal. Cpl. Tonsgard was in the Advanced Infantry Training Battalion. His father, William Tonsgard Jr. and mother, Connie Tonsgard, were in attendance.
Photos: Alaska-based soldiers in Afghanistan

Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), based at Fort Richardson...Holly Hill, S.C., a member of the U.S. Army's 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), based at Fort Richardson...


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