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Empire Editorial: Don't be fooled by claims of a 'threat' from Russia

...all the talk about Russia? Salesmanship. Alaska's congressional delegation is working hard to keep soldiers at Fort Wainwright and Fort Richardson, aircraft at Elmendorf and Eielson Air Force bases, and buy new icebreakers for the Coast Guard...
Back from Afghanistan, Army helicopters may help civilians

...part of the new agreement, helicopter crews from Fort Wainwright's Company C, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment...Morse, the center's deputy director."When they (Fort Wainwright-based helicopters) were used in the past, we would...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 23, 2015

...down to "Racial Thursdays." Last week, the Army Times reported that the U.S. Army is investigating a unit at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks for participating in what soldiers called "Racial Thursdays." Apparently, soldiers had a rule whereby...
Army looks into allegations of racial slurs at Alaska base

...unit being investigated is a battalion with the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Wainwright.The Army Times said the soldiers were allowed to use racial slurs during "Racial Thursdays."Brown says the Army...
Rally planned in support of keeping Alaska troops

...Army has identified 30 posts that could lose positions, including Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage and Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.If the main units of both posts were cut, 10,800 troops and 19,000 dependents, about 4 percent...
Leaders rally against Army force reductions

...Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage and Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.The visitors recorded, he said.JBER, Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base have...Meanwhile, Dodson is hopeful about Fort Wainwright and other Alaska installations...
My Turn: Alaska's love/hate affair with government spending

...Officer at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, about 11,000 soldiers and civilians jobs could be cut from there and Fort Wainwright. Those and expected state and federal agency job losses will send a ripple through our economy, which will more than...
Cold snap envelops interior Alaska communities

...about it."Huslia, Bettles, Fort Greely and Arctic Village reported temperatures in the lower 50s below zero.Fort Wainwright Army Post recorded a reading of minus 48, but many soldiers missed it. They're in California for training in preparation...
Interior shelter founder helps animals in need

...who works a day job as an engineering technician at Fort Wainwright before stopping by the shelter outside her home the 1980s when her ex-husband was stationed at Fort Wainwright. She volunteered at Fairbanks North Star Borough...
DOD spending down, Corps finds other work

...projects, a decrease of 11 percent from the $162 million spent in the last fiscal year. Much of that work was done at Fort Wainwright.As recently as 2012, the Corps' military construction budget was nearly $270 million.Tew said the decline in...


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