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My Turn: The foreign policy challenge of defining a common home

...month our congressional delegation highlighted one such guise by criticizing the Pentagon's troop cuts at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, referred to emerging threats in the Arctic and along the Pacific Rim...
Walker travels to Pentagon to make case for Alaska troops

...Army officials announced two weeks ago that they planned a reduction of 2,631 paratrooper positions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage and 75 troops at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.The Anchorage base is one of six domestic bases...
Former teacher gets 2 years in prison for sexual abuse

...eight sexual abuse counts.A former student, now an adult, told police Schwantes sexually abused him at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Mt. Spurr Elementary School in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Anchorage police say Schwantes was a third...
Empire Editorial: When the parachute has holes

...culture. One might as well have asked why Alaskans continue to fish even after a fishing boat sinks, or why Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is still open, even though the Soviet Union no longer exists. It's not only the reporters at fault but...
Army announces troop reductions

...the plan calls for cuts at nearly every installation in 2016 and 2017, with Fort Benning, Georgia, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, taking the largest reductions. Benning is to lose 3,402 soldiers, or 29 percent of its current...
Searchers comb Colony Glacier for GIs killed in 1950s crash

...of the Alaska Army National Guard ferries workers to the glacier on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.He was flying a similar helicopter four years ago when his crew chief, Sgt. Roman Bradford...
Military conducting large exercise over the state

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON - The sparse expanses above Alaska are a little more crowded this month as nearly 200 military aircraft are taking part in an annual...
Army to slash Fort Richardson brigade by 2,600

U.S. Army officials said Wednesday they will downsize operations in Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage by cutting 2,600 soldiers. An additional 75 soldiers are being cut at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.Anchorage...
Anchorage mayor says JBER to lose 2,600 positions

...ANCHORAGE - Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says the Army is proposing a cut of 2,600 paratrooper positions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.Berkowitz in a statement Wednesday says he disagrees with the proposed reduction of the Alaska-based...
Engineer Corp. prepares to leave Alaska amid Army draw-down

ANCHORAGE - An engineering unit at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has already been deactivated as part of the Army's national effort to shrink its force.KSKA-FM reported the 23rd Engineer...


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