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  • Whatever it takes

    Oct 2, 2015

    The crowd shouted and cheered as each candidate pushed their limits, physically and mentally, to reach a goal and achieve what some have been striving for, for years.

  • PACC IX and PAMS XXXIX come to a close

    Sep 17, 2015

    DENPASAR, Indonesia-- A ceremony marked the end of the 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC IX) and the 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS XXXIX) Sept. 17.

  • Landfarming offers viable environmental cleanup solution in the Arctic

    Sep 17, 2015

    For environmental engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District, vegetable crops and livestock are not landfarming. It is a method used to clean contaminated soil associated with an obsolete fuel storage tank in the Arctic.

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Senior enlisted leaders conduct second enlisted forum in Indonesia

    Sep 16, 2015

    Twelve senior enlisted leaders from 10 armies throughout the Pacific region shared ideas and military experiences during the second Senior Enlisted Leaders Forum at the 9th Pacific Armies Chief Conference and 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar, Sept. 14-15.

  • Free online military spouse wellness summit Oct. 19-23

    Sep 15, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- InDependent and The Army Wife Network launch registration sign-ups for the first ever online Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest in Yourself 2015 sponsored by The USAA Educational Foundation.

  • National Preparedness Month

    Sep 15, 2015

  • 94th Division honors two of its WW II veterans with Bronze Star medals earned 70 years ago

    Sep 15, 2015

    When World War II ended in September of 1945, both Andrew Cella and Vincenzo Geramita had already distinguished themselves in numerous combat missions across Europe, as members of the 94th Infantry Division, now known as the 94th Training Division. Seventy years later Brig. Gen. Steven Ainsworth, current commander of the 94th TD, awarded Cella and Geramita their well-deserved Bronze Star medals during an intimate ceremony filled with family, friends and service members at Fort Dix, N.J., Sept. 12, 2015.

  • Sanderson second Soldier named to U.S. Olympic Team

    Sep 2, 2015

    Rapid-fire pistol shooter Staff Sgt. Keith Sanderson is the second Soldier from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program to be named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. He joins WCAP Spc. Nathan Schrimsher, who recently earned his berth into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in men's Modern Pentathlon at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

  • Gun Safety Is No Accident

    Mar 3, 2015

    We are Soldiers! From the moment we step off the bus and report in at the reception station, we are introduced to the Army's values and strict standards of discipline. Drill sergeants enforce these standards and capitalize on every opportunity to ensure we're focused, trained and ready to do what the Army requires, to defend this nation if, when and where it may be necessary.

  • Exercise Spartan Pegasus demonstrates joint military partnership

    Feb 26, 2015

    Paratroopers, with U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, performed the largest U.S. airborne mission north of the Arctic Circle in more than a decade during Spartan Pegasus 15, Feb. 24.

  • 40th ESB returns to Fort Huachuca after nine-month deployment

    Feb 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion arrived home on Fort Huachuca Wednesday at Libby Army Airfield. Approximately 300 Soldiers returned after performing communications contingency operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in southwest Asia.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldiers compete for 2015 'best warrior' title

    Feb 5, 2015

    Camp Bullis, Texas (Feb. 5, 2015) --Approximately 15 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation kicked off the 80th Training Command (TASS) annual Best Warrior Competition here today.

  • Soldiers, Marines train together at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center

    Jan 29, 2015

    Paratroopers assigned to Able Company, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry, are training in the high reaches of the Sierra Nevada range with Marines at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.

  • Buffalo Soldiers Museum, Danny Glover host American History Tribute

    Jan 29, 2015

    Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover made a special visit to Tacoma to speak about the Buffalo Soldiers at the "Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future: an American history tribute" event Jan. 25. The event, hosted by the Buffalo Soldiers Museum and Broadway Center, focused on the contributions of the soldiers to American history with insight from Glover through his 1997 film "Buffalo Soldiers."

  • Photographers shine in Army Digital Photography Contest

    Jan 28, 2015

    Five hundred thirty nine contestants entered 2,529 photos in the 2014 Army Digital Photography Contest, which featured seven categories of photographs in two divisions: active-duty military personnel and other MWR patrons. The winning entries are listed below and can be viewed on the arts and crafts page at

  • Pacific Army Medicine Support Plan Strategic Offsite

    Jan 23, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command hosts its 2015 Strategic Offsite on Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, regarding the Pacific Army Medicine Campaign Support Plan to transform PRMC to a "Medical" Theater Enabling Command in Support of United States Army Pacific, Jan. 20-21, 2015.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Arctic Wolves descend upon the desert

    Jan 11, 2015

    From the last frontier U.S. Army Alaska's Arctic Wolves will travel more than 3,484 miles and face an 80-degree temperature difference, in order to test their readiness to be globally deployable and regionally engaged.

  • Fort Knox conducts community listening as Army plans for cutbacks

    Jan 7, 2015

    Representatives from local and Kentucky state governments as well as local community leaders, educators, and citizens, gathered before representatives of the Headquarters Department of the Army to layout their concerns for any further reductions and cutbacks at Fort Knox that might occur as the Army prepares to downsize. They also provided ideas, facts and possible plans for the Army to save money by utilizing more of the installation.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Soldier for life reaches out to gold star families

    Dec 22, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson, as the commander of U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management, welcomed Army and Navy gold star families to the 115th Army-Navy football game, to help raise awareness of the meaning and significance of the gold star.

  • Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, on post, perhaps 'once in a lifetime'

    Mar 14, 2014

    After two solid years of planning and coordinating, more than 2,000 athletes between 11 and 18 years of age, plus coaches, cultural delegates and family members from nine circumpolar regions have descended on Interior Alaska in the spirit of cooperation and competition for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games, March 15 through 22.

  • Teams fire up MKTs, produce fine dining with field equipment

    Mar 14, 2014

    More than 200 food service personnel, representing military bases around the world and each branch of service, participated in the March 9-13 training event. They were put to the test in many different ways, including one challenge -- the Military Hot Food Kitchen category -- that required them to produce a five-star meal on Mobile Kitchen Trailers.

  • About race and color discrimination: Questions answered

    Mar 14, 2014

    In any organization's Equal Employment Opportunity program, one of the laws followed is Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964. This federal law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin in regards to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.

  • IMCOM announces public affairs competition winners

    Feb 28, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (Feb 28, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command announced results of the IMCOM-level Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition.

  • Fairbanks couple supports military through kindness, selfless service

    Feb 28, 2014

    The Interior Alaska communities celebrate those who serve and support Soldiers and family members during their tours of duty here by making them feel at home. One local couple has taken that hospitality to whole new level for more than 30 years.

  • Got talent? Army calls for military, civilian vocalists

    Oct 17, 2013

    Army Entertainment has integrated live auditions for the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show with selections of the 2013 Operations Rising Star finalists. The Fort Wainwright competition for the 2013 Operation Rising Star singing contest is scheduled for Oct. 24 through Oct. 26 at the Warrior Zone from 7 to 10 p.m.

  • Contract specialist by day, children's book author by night

    Sep 26, 2013

    For some aspiring authors, it takes a long time to get a book published. But for Valerie Perry, it was an easy one.

  • JSA holds memorial ceremony to honor fallen Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2013

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- The first true conflict between north and South Korea, since the armistice agreement in 1953, was triggered when 30 Korean People's Army guards attacked 12 Korean and U.S. Soldiers.

  • Army employee receives recognition in DOL program to help Alaskan flood victims

    Aug 21, 2013

    A Fort Greely, Alaska, Army Directorate of Logistics employee received recognition for her work in aiding local people with Army furniture after flooding destroyed many homes and their contents this spring.

  • Community partnership pulls together for beautification project

    Aug 16, 2013

    Community Partnership Day shows community support of our military, alternating projects between Eielson Air Force Base and Ft. Wainwright Army Post annually.

  • Youth, teens join in plentiful summer

    Aug 16, 2013

    Fort Wainwright youth took full advantage of all the activities offered during the all-too-short summer.

  • USARPAC Commanding General visits Religious Support Team

    Aug 15, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, Commanding General, Gen. Vincent Brooks provides a candid photo opportunity with the 'One Team' Religious Support Team (RST). The USARPAC RST hosted Brooks Aug. 14 and provided valuable background and information on the assigned RST and Unit Ministry Team's efforts with Soldiers and Families locally, and across the Pacific theater.

  • Been there, done that and just when you think you've seen it all

    Aug 9, 2013

    A 50-50 shot brought John Binder, mechanic for Outdoor Recreation, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, to the Last Frontier.

  • 'Bear' of a Dilemma

    Aug 7, 2013

    A few years ago, my son and I went on an overnight hiking trip with his Boy Scout troop. We met everyone at the old depot near the News-Minor newspaper office in Fairbanks, Alaska. The plan was for the boys and chaperones to hike 16 miles over two days on the Granite Tors Trail with 30-pound backpacks. Eight miles up the trail, sleep and then eight miles back. Great in theory, but after we set out, things didn't turn out quite as planned.

  • Soldier Show auditions link with Operation Rising Star

    Jul 29, 2013

    In an effort to streamline efficiencies, Army Entertainment has integrated live auditions for the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show with selections of the 2013 Operation Rising Star finalists.

  • New hangars mean mission readiness, future savings

    Jul 26, 2013

    The extreme climate of Interior Alaska calls for dependable, robust heating and lighting systems which allow the mission to continue no matter the temperature during the long, dark winter months.

  • Team Wainwright represents during 2013 Alaska State BBQ championships

    Jul 26, 2013

    Seven teams comprised of Soldiers, Family members, DoD civilians and retirees finished in the top 15 overall, and many of those teams did extremely well in their respective categories.

  • Preparing for the unexpected can mean life or death

    Jul 19, 2013

    Interior Alaska is known for winter storms, whether it is the unimaginable stints of sub-zero cold, freezing rain causing treacherous footing and tricky driving or heavy blankets of snow; the focus to take precautions tends to be October through March. But being prepared for anything, anytime, anywhere can facilitate survival.

  • Fort Wainwright Chaplains celebrate anniversary by serving others

    Jul 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army chaplaincy is one of the oldest branches of the Army and they are celebrating 237-years of service this month.

  • Arctic mud run

    Jul 19, 2013

    184 participants made their way through a grueling run/obstacle course.

  • Joint Information Center: Being there for the community

    Jul 19, 2013

    During the Stuart Creek 2 Fire in the Army's Yukon Training Area, a Joint Information Center was activated at the Bureau of Land Management building on Fort Wainwright as part of the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center Interagency Fire Information Center Communications Outreach Plan.

  • Hospital marks anniversary, honors fallen WWII Soldier, doctor

    Jun 6, 2013

    Doctor was hero in Battle of Attu

  • Employee Assistance Program provides information to assist furloughed civilians

    Jun 6, 2013

    Resources are available to aid furloughed employees

  • The U.S. Army - strong, resilient and 238 years young

    Jun 6, 2013

    Fort Wainwright looks at Army's past and celebrates its birthday in many ways

  • Fort Wainwright's Army 10-Miler qualifier

    Jun 6, 2013

    Soldiers compete for spots on the U.S. Army Alaska Army Ten-Miler Team.

  • Getting the line wet

    Jun 6, 2013

    Summertime in Alaska means fishing

  • Army team successfully summits Mount McKinley

    Jun 6, 2013

    Army climbers summit North America's highest peak

  • Safety Day on Wainwright: Fun and educational

    May 30, 2013

    Fort Wainwright's Safety Office makes learning about safety fun.

  • TRADOC senior NCO visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    May 28, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee command sergeant major, hosted a visit by Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, to learn about initiatives and observe training May 23.

  • Playing in a Winter Wonderland

    Nov 1, 2012

    Ready to come out and play in the snow? The Fort Wainwright Outdoor Recreation Center recommends since you're in Alaska anyway you should take advantage of the opportunity and get outside. Here are their favorite top 10 things to do:

  • H is for Honor

    Nov 1, 2012

    "We are having a very exciting event," said Joy Wohlman Boyce, library technician, about the Veterans Day story hour, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center.

  • Don't slip and trip your way into fall

    Oct 15, 2012

    Each year, numerous people are injured and killed from dangers lurking in the places they least expect - at home and at work. The culprit is slips, trips and falls.

  • Soldier, athlete, husband and dad: Spotlight on Master Sgt. Paul Wayfield

    Sep 7, 2012

    He often starts out a newcomers briefing with "Do you want the good news or the bad news" and although the crowd usually beckons for the bad, there isn't any. He's just a good news kind of guy with a positive attitude. He loves his Family, the Army and he loves to run.

  • Fairbanks youth earns scholarship for work on Fort Wainwright

    Sep 7, 2012

    The Interior of Alaska is known as a military friendly community. Some are subtly supportive, while others exhibit actions considered truly heroic. Stacey Garbett, an 18-year-old Girl Scout from Fairbanks, is one of those individuals who took that support to another level.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief meets with Soldiers, Families

    Aug 24, 2012

    Holly Petraeus, executive director for the United States Government Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Service member Affairs visits the Last Frontier Community Activity Center on Fort Wainwright, Alaska Aug. 21, to participate in a town hall meeting with Soldiers and Family members to discuss challenges in military life.

  • The Alaska Post spotlight is on Krista Greenleaf

    Aug 24, 2012

    Greenleaf serves the Soldier with a true understanding of the mission, as she herself was on active duty (a military police officer) and is now a captain in the Army reserves. She chose this particular career field in the Army because she thought it would be a good starting place for pursuing a job with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club seeking a few good leaders

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is a private U.S. Army organization for NCOs only, according to the official website. Those NCOs whose leadership achievements and performance merit special recognition may possibly earn the reward of membership.

  • Labor Day Message

    Aug 23, 2012

    With nearly 1.5 million Soldiers (Active/Reserve/Guard) and Civilians in the workforce, our Army is one of the largest employers in the United States and the world. This Labor Day, we honor you for not only defending the American workplace, but for being such a vital and vibrant part of it. Thank you

  • Know the signs, save Soldiers' lives

    Aug 22, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, ALA. -- The Army is changing the way leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals receive seasonal safety information, and also are asking that everyone keep their eyes open for the signs they or their buddy might be at risk of an accident.

  • National Night Out Aug. 7 promotes partnership, community

    Jul 31, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command Provost Marshal is calling on military community members to work with their directors of emergency services and local law enforcement agencies to support National Night Out Aug. 7 (Oct. 2 in Texas).

  • NFL cheerleaders put on a show for military families

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 27, 2012) -- Oomph and enthusiasm filled the Physical Fitness Center on Fort Wainwright, as the National Football League Seattle Seahawks cheerleaders performed a 90-minute variety-dance show for soldiers, family members and friends earlier this month. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation coordinated for and hosted the seven-member Sea Gals Show Team.

  • Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson Training Support Center: Enabling soldiers to fight fiercely

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 27, 2012) -- soldiers, leaders and civilians were given a rare look at what is said to be one of the Army's most comprehensive and modern training facilities. The Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson Training Support Center staff hosted an open house to those on Fort Wainwright who aren't familiar with what is offered.

  • Do it Right ... the First Time

    Jul 30, 2012

    How do we teach our young Soldiers to "Do it right ... the first time?" Doing things right the first time is a philosophy, a mentality and a performance standard. Too many people today want to cut corners, get out of work and overlook the little things. In the world of Army aviation, this philosophy costs time, money, resources and, most importantly, lives. Taking your time and doing the job right the first time will not only improve and build a much needed trust between the maintainers and users, but also increase morale, productivity and trust across any organization.

  • Mets represent Fort Wainwright during Alaska state baseball tournament

    Jul 20, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 20, 2012) -- There's plenty to do in Fairbanks this weekend, but one of the most exciting -- if you're a fan of Fort Wainwright or baseball -- is watching the Fairbanks Adult Amateur Baseball tournament July 20 through July 22, 2012.

  • Education Fair offers opportunities, service to service members, families

    Jul 20, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 20, 2012) -- Fort Wainwright's Education Center hosted an outside education fair last week under a large tent set up just outside the doors of the post library. The five-hour-long event started at 10 a.m. and was open to all military personnel, families, DoD civilians and retirees, providing a multitude of opportunities for support in planning their educational goals.

  • Sinise thanks Soldiers for their service

    Jun 29, 2012

    Soldiers and Family members of the Warrior Transition Battalion gathered under a warm summer sun Saturday to celebrate each other and welcome actor-musician-USO supporter Gary Sinise, and Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix to Fort Wainwright.

  • Life is a SAFE highway

    Jun 8, 2012

    June isn't just National Safety Month -- it's also the beginning of summer and the season of road trips and vacations, and we all have a responsibility to ensure those journeys don't end with a one-way ticket to tragedy.

  • Alaska Post Spotlight: Shenicia Askew

    Jun 8, 2012

    Ultimately, Shenicia Askew's dream job is to own an organization that takes kids off the streets and give them jobs, a place to stay and to assist them in furthering their education or maybe help them meet the qualifications to join the military. For now though, she is making a positive impact on those in the Fort Wainwright community, simply doing her job.

  • Survivor Outreach Services offers assistance to Gold Star Families

    Jun 8, 2012

    Sadly, 21 more Gold Star Families joined the ranks of those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, but "(They) We no longer have to walk this dark road by ourselves," said Maria Sutherland.

  • Soldiers produce gardens for healing, health and future growth

    Jun 8, 2012

    A dozen Soldiers gathered to plant a vegetable garden which they will maintain throughout the growing season. Bravo Company, Warrior Transition Battalion leaders hope Soldiers involved in the Warrior Garden will be less likely to go down a destructive path if they are involved in caring for something that is living.

  • Women in the Wilderness, a chance for adventure in Alaska

    Jun 8, 2012

    Outdoor Recreation Center provides a chance to explore Alaska's great outdoors through it's Women in the Wilderness program at Fort Wainwright.

  • "Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day"

    Jun 1, 2012

    "Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day"

  • Chinooks make historic 3,400-mile journey to Alaska

    May 22, 2012

    Four Chinook helicopters were flown 3,400 miles from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. to their new home with the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

  • Army team begins Mount McKinley climb

    May 21, 2012

    Six instructors from Army's Northern Warfare Training Center cadre landed on the Kahiltna Glacier, Alaska, May 17, to begin a 14-to-20-day climb to the summit of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali

  • Army Leaders salute National Safety Month

    May 21, 2012

    During the past several years, our Army has reduced preventable accidents to near peacetime levels. This amazing success has been achieved despite the high operations tempo of our continuing missions overseas, proving once again the diligence and dedication of American Soldiers. We commend you for your hard work in making safety a top priority, both on and off duty.

  • Safety first for Memorial Day!

    May 21, 2012

    Memorial Day is among the most revered of holidays in our Army. We remember those who have fallen before us, and during this era of persistent conflict, honor the memory of those now absent from our formations. Thank you for your continued service, which ensures their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

  • Fort Wainwright forges a foundation toward solid sustainability

    Apr 26, 2012

    Fort Wainwright, moving in the right direction as Earth Day event celebrated partnerships forged in the support of sustainability.

  • Fort Wainwright Families skate with the Nanooks

    Apr 26, 2012

    More than 100 Fort Wainwright Soldiers and Family members took advantage of the opportunity to skate with members of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Nanook hockey team when they visited Saturday.

  • Fort Wainwright's Commander's Access Channel

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Fort Wainwright Commander's Access Channel provides information on upcoming events and services on post.

  • Safety training: New rules for motorcyclists

    Apr 26, 2012

    A recent change to Army Regulation 385-10 implements the Progressive Motorcycle Program and incorporates new changes to training requirements.