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Alaska Based Ballistic Missile Intercept...

Alaska Based Ballistic Missile Interceptors being tested at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California - Photo by US Army

The United States Army has a strong connection to Alaska and recent events have highlighted Fort Greely, Alaska as one of the country’s national security assets. While Fort Greely is home to a number of units like the Cold Regions Test Center, Northern Warfare Training Center and Army Corps of Engineers; the Fort is best […]

Valdez – Gateway to Prince William Sound

Valdez as Seen from Dock Point - Photo by Alan Sorum

Those interested in outdoor recreational pursuits will find Valdez, Alaska a destination for all seasons and a gateway to Prince William Sound. This community is located on the northern shore of Port Valdez in northeastern Prince William Sound and backs against the rugged coastal Chugash Mountains. Port Valdez is the closest saltwater accessible by residents […]

Communication Station Kodiak Memorial

Communication Station Kodiak memorial - Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.

The Communication Station Kodiak chief’s mess stands with a plaque they had created to memorialize shipmates Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle, retired and Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Hopkins during a memorial held at the unit in Kodiak, Alaska, April 12, 2013. Comments from many shipmates including the current and former commanding officers of the […]

Wrangell Island Alaska

Wrangel Chief Ka Shakes

Wrangell Island Alaska is a community steeped in rich history, home to people for thousands of years. It is an island community in southern Southeast Alaska that has experienced the boom and bust resource development process so prevalent in Alaska’s past. Wrangell Island, strategically overlooking the mouth of the Stikine River, has been governed by […]