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Rex Gray, APRN Contributor

COMMENTARY: A War, A Plane, A Young Soldier and The Ultimate Sacrifice

COMMENTARY: A War, A Plane, A Young Soldier and The Ultimate Sacrifice

This is a story about a brilliant young pilot. A budding war in Europe. A complex aircraft: the B-17 bomber. And it’s a story about the ultimate sacrifice one American pilot made alongside his Allied airmen in England.

May 25, 2015
Capt. Chet Bowers, one of the "Greatest Generation", with grandson and Rex Gray, B-17 Pilot-Docent. Photo courtesy of Rex Gray.

Commentary: Remembering America’s Veterans

The gate agent announced to the passengers waiting to board it was my last flight through Fairbanks. While reviewing the flight paperwork, a gentleman approached, wanting to shake my hand, and wish me well in the upcoming retirement.

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November 11, 2013
COMMENTARY: From Iniakuk Lake to Afghanistan

COMMENTARY: From Iniakuk Lake to Afghanistan

Alaska Air National Guard troops are getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan. Rex Gray is a parent of one of those citizen soldiers. His son Ben is heading off on his first deployment. In this commentary, Rex reflects on the experience.

May 28, 2012

JPARC Public Hearings Continue This Week

Public hearings are continuing this week on the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, or JPARCs plan to modernize and enhance training areas in the state. Monday night, two dozen people attended a hearing at the Palmer train depot.

May 15, 2012

Aviation Show Coming To Alaska

Alaska has more pilots and airplanes per capita than any other state. And this weekend is their own version of the great Alaska Sportsman Show. It’s a chance to see the latest airplanes and flight products and visit with old friends. The show is organized by the Alaska Airmen’s Association.

May 3, 2012