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Astronaut's visit excites Ketchikan students as a need. We feel that the troops here in Alaska are every bit as deserving of our resiliency message as those are in Afghanistan and Iraq and around the world that we visit."Powers and Swanson continued on to U.S. Air Force, Army and Coast Guard...
Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units

...military bases around the country to help care for severely wounded warriors returning from battle. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have begun to wind down, the number of service members with complex physical, mental and emotional wounds and illnesses...
What others say: Military Black Hawks will provide much-needed emergency support

...Fort Wainwright's Company C, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment. They deployed to Iraq in 2008 and most recently to Afghanistan in February 2014. Medical aid is just part of their military mission, but it's the role in which civilians are most likely...
Rich Lowry: The sad plight of Jihadi John

...operative who is serving an 86-year sentence in the U.S. for trying to shoot her interrogators after her capture in Afghanistan.Reports are now emerging of Emwazi's radical associations going back years, suggesting, unsurprisingly, that his turn...
What others say: Government should work to restore national trust

American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has scaled down the list. Concerns over the economy have, as well.For the past decade, these were the two most significant...
The war in Afghanistan

...views and opinions about the war currently taking place in Afghanistan. In my opinion we need to finish what we intended to do...He believes that the U.S. needs to keep our troops in Afghanistan. He will make sure that our troops will not be scattered...
Names of soldiers killed in Afghanistan released

...Defense has released the names of the four Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldiers kill by a roadside bomb Saturday in Afghanistan.Killed were Sgt. Joshua David Powell, Cpl. Christopher Roger Bell, Spc. Devin Arielle Snyder and Pfc. Robert Lee...
Rich Lowry: The return of the war hero

...never gone away, of course, far from it (witness the Medal of Honors awarded for acts of extraordinary valor in Iraq and Afghanistan). But the classic war hero is more than just brave or fierce. He is famous and almost universally acclaimed. On top of...
Military chaplain installed as Catholic bishop

...50-year-old Zielinksi to the position. He had been the active-duty chaplain at Eielson Air Force Base and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.The Most Rev. Carlo Vigano, the Pope's representative in the United States, read a mandate from Pope Francis...
What others say: Reasons to keep Fort Wainwright's brigade communities across the country. The force strength of the U.S. Army peaked at 570,000 during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that U.S. involvement in those countries has substantially waned, the Army is drawing back from a force size it...


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