Powerful storm blasts Aleutians, then weakens

...recorded winds were on Shemya Island, where 120 civilian contractors staff an early warning radar installation for the U.S. military.Sustained winds of 70 mph and gusts up to 96 mph were recorded on Shemya, said Shaun Baines, a meteorologist with...
Alaska storm brings frigid weather to swath of US service office.On Shemya, where 120 civilian contractors staff an early warning radar installation for the U.S. military, only minor facility damage was reported at Eareckson Air Station 1,500 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaskan...
As Ebola evades Europe's defenses, Madrid scrambles to contain the virus in Texas, who might have exposed many others to the virus after being sent away by a hospital.In Africa, the U.S. military was preparing to open a 25-bed mobile hospital catering to health care workers with Ebola, before building a total...
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My Turn: Who are Begich and Sullivan fighting for?

...demanding changes to the U.S. drug war polices there. On Japan's Okinawa Island, 40 percent of the people want the U.S. Military bases closed. And people from the Middle East all the way to Pakistan have made it clear they're sick of America's...
Budget crunch idles Guard units across US

...mission-capable," he said.The Guards function as reserve armed forces and can be activated by the president for U.S. military action or called out by their governors to help with natural disasters or civil unrest. Ohio Guard members were called...
For military ship, civilian science is the mission

...the fun part. That's why I do what I do."The ice breaking capabilities make the Healy a valuable asset to the U.S. military - it can respond to the far reaches of the world to enforce maritime law or perform searches and rescues as it did...
Military looks to place quick forces after Libya

WASHINGTON- The U.S. military is determined to position small, quick reaction forces closer...prepare to deploy to a staging base in Europe.The first of those U.S. military units did not actually arrive in the region until well after the...
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Official: Navy SEAL died of apparent suicide

WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials are investigating the...Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.A U.S. military official said the death "appears...mission," Smith added Sunday.A U.S. military official confirmed Price was from...
Sequestration could mean bringing our troops home

...Gov. Sean Parnell's lead by seeking to beef up the U.S. military presence in Alaska. They formally asked the Air Force...effectively creating more business opportunities and jobs. U.S. military spending in Alaska was one of the primary anchors to...
Alaska flush with sought-after minerals

...where demand is expected to outstrip supply - especially in a handful of minerals deemed critical and strategic to U.S. military, energy and industrial use. Alaska, unique in the U.S. and in much of the world, is flush with most of these...


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