Tag: Alaska

  • US Army identifies soldier who died after bear attack in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. military on Thursday identified the soldier who died this week from injuries sustained in a bear attack at a military training area in Alaska. The Army in a statement said Master Sgt. Seth Michael Plant, 30, was pronounced dead at a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson hospital in Anchorage after Tuesday’s dismemberment. […]

  • Biden administration cancels sale of oil and gas lease in Alaska

    The Biden administration has canceled one of the most high-profile oil and gas lease opportunities pending before the Interior Department. The decision, which ends potential oil drilling on more than a million acres in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, comes at a difficult political time as gas prices hit painful new highs. In a statement shared first […]

  • Army to reorganize Alaskan forces to prepare for Arctic combat

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army is set to revamp its forces in Alaska to better prepare for future cold-weather conflicts, and it is expected to replace the largest and heavily equipped Stryker Brigade in the state with a more mobile infantry unit better suited to frigid combat, according to army leaders. […]