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Army probes death of Alaska-based soldier

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON - The U.S. Army is investigating the death of an Alaska-based soldier from Illinois. U.S. Army Alaska officials say in a release that 24-year-old Sgt. Okan Murat Cetinbag of Morton Grove, Ill.
Grand jury indicts soldier in newborn's death

ANCHORAGE - A 24-year-old female Army soldier charged with second-degree murder in the case of a newborn girl found dead last week in a park was arrested Friday evening, Anchorage police said. A grand jury indicted Spec.
Purple Heart award arrives 70 years late

...after his return, the long-lost Purple Heart made its way home. Col. Mark Freitag, the Deputy Commander of U.S. Army Alaska presented Terry with the medal at VFW 3629 in Fairbanks."It made me feel like I have a sense of happiness...
Army: Artillery training sparked Alaska wildfire

...threatened homes in Alaska earlier this year and burned on about 87,000 acres was caused by artillery training.The U.S. Army Alaska, in a release, said training and range safety regulations were not strictly followed during an extreme fire warning...
State new in brief for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Board seeks delay in redistricting hearingsJUNEAU - The Alaska Redistricting Board has asked to delay until early January possible hearings in the legal dispute over Alaska's redistricting map.Lead board attorney Michael White was diagnosed with cancer and has been undergoing treatment.
Leaky Fort Greely barrels not weapon material

...from the main group of Fort Greely buildings and less than 2 miles east of the Richardson Highway, according to U.S. Army Alaska spokesman Chuck Canterbury. They were uncovered about 3 feet below the ground surface by workers for the Anchorage-based...
Northwest Digest

...military spokesman said. The soldier was killed by small-arms fire while conducting a mounted patrol in Mosul, said U.S. Army Alaska Public Affairs spokesman Maj. Kirk Gohlke. The identity of the soldier, who was assigned to the 172nd Stryker...
Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade to remain in Iraq

The Alaska-based 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team will remain in Iraq with the likelihood that some of the soldiers already returned to Fort Wainwright will be sent back into war, a military commander said Thursday.
Delta Junction sues Army over high-tech training site

...stance residents and elected officials dispute. In July, the city sent a letter to Maj. Gen. John M. Brown III, U.S. Army Alaska commanding general, hoping to avoid court action. Maj. R. Daniel Hunter, Transformation Team Alaska public affairs...
Gun-registration policy clarified

...never intended to apply to areas outside the main post areas," said Col. Fred Lehman, garrison commander for the U.S. Army Alaska, said in a prepared statement. If the prior policy had held, hundreds of hunters who hunt moose and waterfowl...


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