LISTEN: Exploring the fascinating (and sometimes restricted) wild areas on Anchorage’s eastern border
On the northeast side of Anchorage, at the base of the Chugach, is a heavily restricted area that requires a pass to enter. The residents of Scenic Foothills have long considered this area to be their playground, with access to trails and peaks and an abundance of charismatic wildlife.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS, will soon be flying more often over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Soldiers assigned to the aircraft just tested out a new runway on the base earlier this month. Officials say it will allow more training on the remotely piloted aircraft in Anchorage. Download Audio
Military families with members receiving medical care from the Alaska VA Healthcare Hospital in Anchorage have a new place to stay.
Glenn Highway the on and off-ramps leading to Fort Richardson are closed at this hour, as Anchorage Police deal with a suicide attempt at Fort Richardson. APD spokesperson Marlene Lammers says a caller alerted police to the situation at 6:15 am. APD officers are on site, along with a SWAT team negotiator and a K-9 team. Lammers says a young man is threatening suicide. It was the man's father who made the call.
The Army made a brief announcement Tuesday that a soldier was found dead in his barracks at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Monday morning.
The identity is also out on that soldier from the 4-25th found dead at his home more than a week ago in Anchorage.
The identities have been released on the four Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldiers kill by a roadside bomb Saturday in Afghanistan.