Tag: Iraq

A sign that says Fort Wainwright.

Alaska-based soldier dies in Iraq

The U.S. Defense Department says that it was a non-combat-related incident.

The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

KSKA: Tuesday, November 07, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re taking a look back at mistakes made in Iraq from an insider’s perspective. Emma Sky, author of  “The Unraveling:High Hopes and Missed Opportunities,” and Director of the World Fellows Program at Yale University, discusses how both internal and external political forces caused the mission in Iraq to fail and created lasting instability in the whole region.  LISTEN HERE

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.

Military Memorial Service for Four Killed in Afghanistan

On Wednesday, the Military Police on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson had a memorial ceremony for four of their number who died on June 4 while training Afghans for patrol duty in Laghman Province.