Tag: Fort Wainwright

Ft. Wainwright Losing 62 Civilian Jobs

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Fort Wainwright will lose up to 62 civilian jobs in the coming year as part of the Army’s share of cutbacks intended to reduce federal spending and the nation’s budget deficit.

Ft. Wainwright Aviation Unit Returns to Fairbanks

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A Ft. Wainwright based aviation unit that’s returned to Fairbanks was one of the last to leave Iraq, as the United States completes it pull out from the country.

Army Investigating Death of Ft. Wainwright-Based Soldier

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The Army is investigating the death of a Ft. Wainwright based soldier, trying to determine if it was murder or suicide.

Fort Wainwright Soldier Dies in IED Attack

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A Ft. Wainwright based soldier has died of injuries suffered in an IED. attack in Afghanistan. An Army statement says Specialist Christopher J. Marquis of Tampa Florida was guarding an entry when a vehicle carrying an improvised explosive device blew up.

Another Stryker Soldier Fallen

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Sunday another Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade soldier was killed during an attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province. Specialist Jay Green, age 23, of Sterling, Virginia, was killed and two others were wounded when a dismounted patrol was attacked by an explosive device and small arms fire.

Stryker Soldier Killed

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A Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade soldier was killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan. PFC Brandon Mullins, age 21, was from Owensboro, Kentucky. He was killed in Kandahar Province last Thursday, and three others in the vehicle were injured.

Fort Wainwright Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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A Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan Friday.

Air National Guard Sending Around 30 Troops to Iraq

The Alaska Air National Guard is preparing to send about 30 troops to Iraq. They will be from the 168th Refueling Wing, based at Eielson Air Force Base.

Man Shot After Pointing Gun at State Trooper

A state trooper shot a reportedly inebriated man at the Delta State Recreation Site campground Monday, after the man pointed a gun at the trooper.

Army ID’s Soldier Found Dead on Fort Winwright

A soldier found dead of a gunshot wound at Fort Wainwright early Monday morning has been identified as a 40-year-old mechanic.

Two Fort Wainwright-based Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

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Two Fort Wainwright-based soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Sunday. The members of the 1st Stryker Brigade combat team were part of group on foot patrol in the southern part of the country when an improvised explosive device detonated.

Alaska News Nightly: July 18, 2011

Rep. Young Missing from Washington as Congress Nears Debt Limit Deadline, Two Fort Wainwright-based Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan, BP Cleaning Up Oil Spill on North Slope, Convicted Poacher Sentenced on Probation Violation, and more...

Ft. Wainwright Soldier Dies After Injuries from IED

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A 19-year-old soldier from central Wisconsin is dead and two other soldiers wounded after their Stryker vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

Alaska News Nightly: June 17, 2011

Salazar Announces Acceleration of Lease Sale in NPR-A, Arctic Council Reports Record Temperatures Since 2005, Former Mayor of Sitka Ben Grussendorf Dies of Illness, Parnell Administration Optimistic About Gas Pipeline, and more...

Gates Says Soldiers in Afghanistan Will Not Be Under-Funded

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates says soldiers, including Alaskans, fighting in Afghanistan will not be given short-shrift during the coming troop draw-down. Gates assured Senator Lisa Murkowski Wednesday that a reduction in money for the Afghanistan War effort will not leave soldiers under-funded or under-supported.

Alaska News Nightly: June 15, 2011

Resource Developers Concerned About National Ocean Council Initiatives, Gates Says Soldiers in Afghanistan Will Not Be Under-Funded, Investigation Looms as Park and Center Part Ways, Dion Convicted of Killing Bonnie Craig 17 Years Ago, and more...

Memorial in Fairbanks for Fort Wainwright Soldiers

Three Ft. Wainwright-based soldiers, killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan last month, were memorialized at an on-post ceremony yesterday.

Alaska News Nightly: June 3, 2011

Fuel Prices to Rise in Bethel, Lawmakers Scramble as Coastal Management Program Begins Shutdown, Washington DC Turns Attention to Alaska’s Other Minerals, an Iditarod Veteran Missing in Talkeetna, and more...

Fort Wainwright Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

A Stryker Brigade soldier based out Fort Wainwright has been killed by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan.