The Alaska Army National Guard is transforming. The infantry unit is changing to become more relevant to today’s military as well as to the state of Alaska. At the same time the Guard is going through a regional realignment. About 2,000 citizen soldiers will now be the 297th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade of military police, civil engineers and medics, with headquarters in Juneau, Bethel, and Nome, and a reconnaissance-surveillance battalion in Southcentral Alaska.
Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau