Senior military leaders, celebrities, politicians and honored guests who have visited us on the Last Frontier.
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Commander of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (Alaska), Col. Nicholas R. Snelson, presents Col. Birendra Thapa, a pilot with the Nepalese Army, a token of gratitude and appreciation to him and the other two officers for coming to Alaska for a combined knowledge sharing and relationship building week. (U. S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Trish McMurphy, USARAK Public Affairs)
Soldiers of 793d Military Police Battalion, 2d Engineer Brigade, standing in formation are accompanied by 793rd MP World War II veteran former Army Staff Sgt. Frank DeRosa at front, right. Soldiers of 793rd marked an impending nine-month deployment to Afghanistan during an Oct. 12, 2012 deployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell speaks to paratroopers of U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, their families and distinguished guests gathered at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, for a redeployment ceremony to formally welcome the brigade home from a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan's Paktya and Khowst provinces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XII-XIII.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska speaks to paratroopers of U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, their families and distinguished guests gathered at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, for a redeployment ceremony to formally welcome the brigade home from a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan's Paktya and Khowst provinces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XII-XIII.
Giving his speech at the Fort Richardson Theater, Reverend Alonso B. Patterson expresses his appreciation for Martin Luther King Jr. observance presentation, Jan. 17. The purpose of the presentation was to inform people of the importance of the civil rights movement, and how it changed the U.S. Patterson is the founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation Of Alaska.
Construction provided by Missouri National Guard members and members of other military services recently concluded on the 14.3-mile roadway on Annette Island, Alaska. First proposed by the Metlakatla Indian community nearly 60 years ago, the road project started to become reality in 1997 when plans were formulated and the base camp, Camp Wy Wuh, was built. (Missouri National Guard photo)
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Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, Commander U.S. Army, Pacific, talks with combatives instructors at Fort Richardson, Alaska. The USARPAC commander took the opportunity to see Army training areas between Fort Richardson and Fort Wainwright that make up the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex while also touring the three Army installations in Alaska. (Army Photo by Maj. David Mattox, USARAK PAO)
Col. Mark Lowe and Lt. Col. John Nelson, the deputy commanders of U.S. Army Alaska and the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, talk with Alaska State Senator Lisa Murkowski at a special send off for the Soldiers of the 1/25th at Fort Wainwright, Alaska on Feb. 5, 2011 as the Brigade prepares to deploy to the U.S. Army’s National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. as part of their Mission readiness Exercise prior to deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Rev. Fred Wilson addressed attendees during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance hosted by the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, Jan. 13, 2011. The 23-year military veteran serves as a pastor at First A.M.E. Church in Fairbanks, Alaska and a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Color People. (Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)
Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, and wife, Sheila, along with Brig. Gen. Raymond P. Palumbo, US Army Alaska Commanding General and Col. Mark Lowe, USARAK Deputy Commander embrace -22 degree temperatures while visiting troops at Fort Wainwright, Alaska Dec. 20, 2011. (Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brehl Garza, US Army Alaska)
Dell L. Dailey, former special operations general and retired coordinator of the State Department’s counterterrorism office, shares leadership lessons with U.S. Army Alaska commanders, staff officers and sergeants major Dec. 8, 2011 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Dailey's talk was first in a lecture series associated with the USARAK Commander’s Leadership Development Program. (Photo by Master Sgt. Eric Reinhardt/USARAK PAO)
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Medal of Honor recipient Drew Davis and actor Gary Sinise spend time with Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment at Fort Wainwright, Alsaka during a USO tour of Alaskan military installations Sep. 18th, 2010. (Photo by Pfc. Adam Bailey, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska)
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Alaskan Command Commander Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alice Palumbo and her husband, U.S. Army Alaska Commander Brig. Gen Raymond P. Palumbo, talk at the 2010 Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Arctic Thunder open house and air show. (Photo by Mary M. Rall/U.S. Army Alaska PAO)