Cleanup underway at Cold War radio site near Petersburg

...contaminated by fuel and debris at a Cold War mountaintop radio site near Petersburg.The Kupreanof Island site was a manned U.S. Air Force communications station, one of 18 built in Alaska in the 1950s that were part of an early warning system to relay...
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...was an honor."The son of an immigrant coal miner, Perensovich joined the Army Air Corps - the predecessor to the U.S. Air Force - in February 1945 at the age of 18, and was initially a flight mechanic stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base in Frankfurt...
Air Force Warthogs spotted at Juneau airport

Two U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthogs were seen parked at the Juneau International Airport on Monday.JIA Manager Patricia deLaBruere said she believes...
Slack Tide: There's more to Memorial Day than Bermuda shorts and potato salad

...Memorial Day Concert. This year's line-up: the U.S. Army Chorus, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants and, at least according to the official website performer listings, retired Gen. Colin Powell...
Military recovers some items from 1952 Alaska plane crash

...receive some closure on his death.Thigpen's nephew, Cecil Craft, received a phone call a few months ago saying the U.S. Air Force had located the wreckage of Thigpen's plane, which crashed in November 1952. Craft said Thigpen had just finished...
U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian partners conduct joint operations in Southeast Alaska

...the Arctic. In April the U.S. Coast Guard conducted a joint training exercise with Royal Canadian air force and U.S. Air Force to practice escort and interception maneuvers north of Alaska. The Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa is a 110-foot Island-class...
LeRoy H. Coon

...where he attended school and recently celebrated his 60th High School Class Reunion. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force including one year in Greenland.He and his wife, Sandie "honeymooned" in 1957 by driving the unpaved Alcan Highway...
My Turn: Guns on campus: Let's aim for the right target

...Pat Gamble is president of the 16-campus University of Alaska System. He served in many positions within the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a four-star general as commander of the Pacific Air Forces. As a fighter pilot, he flew 394 combat...
New ADOT deputy commissioner named

...Aviation. He previously worked as a systems analyst planner for the national Airspace Defense Program and served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years before retiring in 2012. He has a bachelor's in astronautical engineering, a master's in space...
New York attorney challenging Begich

...General and Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan, 2010 U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller, Palmer student and U.S. Air Force veteran John M. Jaramillo, and Anchorage resident and anti-abortion activist Kathleen M. Tonn.The Brooklyn-born...


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