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Senior military leaders, celebrities, politicians and honored guests who have visited us on the Last Frontier.

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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) Fort Wainwright, Medal Of Honor Recipients, Gary Sinise, Navy Air Force, Grunt Style, Home Of The Brave, Military Army, Coast Guard

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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)

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) Military Service, National Guard, Caterpillar, Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Arctic, Missouri, Alaska, Places Ive Been

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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) www.army.mil

 Rodney Whaley, first Tennessean ever to compete in the Iditarod, makes a practice run with his team of sled dogs. The Iditarod is scheduled to begin March Photo by Tennessee National Guard Sled Dogs, Master Sergeant, National Guard, Arctic, Tennessee, Alaska, Husky, March, Challenges

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Master Sgt. Rodney Whaley, first Tennessean ever to compete in the Iditarod, makes a practice run with his team of sled dogs. The Iditarod is scheduled to begin March 1. Photo by Tennessee National Guard www.army.mil

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) Fort Richardson, Fort Wainwright, Army Training, Take The Opportunity, Military Love, Arctic, Touring, Alaska, Range

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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)

DONNELLY TRAINING AREA, Alaska – A soldier from the Indian army fires the Javelin anti-tank missile Nov. 8 during Yudh Abhyas an annual joint and bilateral training exercise. Army photo by Spc. Semper Fi, Indian Army, Bradley Mountain, Arctic, Alaska, Public, Military, Training, Fire

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DONNELLY TRAINING AREA, Alaska – A soldier from the Indian army fires the Javelin anti-tank missile Nov. 8 during Yudh Abhyas 2010, an annual joint and bilateral training exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Duval, Public Affairs Specialist/released)

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Admiral Eric T. Olson, Commander, U.S. Special operations Command, MacDill AFB, FL, and BG Palumbo standing center stage at the beginning of the ceremony.

UFC champion Chuck Liddell visits the Geronimo Combatives Academy (now the Arctic Warrior Combatives Academy) on Fort Richardson. Fort Richardson, Chuck Liddell, The Iceman, Santa Monica Blvd, Geronimo, Mixed Martial Arts, West Hollywood, Ufc, Arctic

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Chuck Liddell takes time to meet service members stationed in Alaska

The Rajput color guard calls their company to the position of attention, preparing for the U. and Indian national anthems to be played during the opening ceremony for Yudh Abhyas on Sept. 2007 at Fort Wainwright. Army photo by Pvt. Fort Wainwright, Color Guard, National Anthem, Opening Ceremony, Arctic, Army, Indian, Soldiers, Gi Joe

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The 4th Rajput color guard calls their company to the position of attention, preparing for the U.S. and Indian national anthems to be played during the opening ceremony for Yudh Abhyas on Sept. 8 at Fort Wainwright.(U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Howard Ketter.

Army Band’s On Thin Ice played at the Patty Center, Saturday, Nov. during the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Women’s Basketball game against the Colorado School of Mines. Army Band, Ice Play, Recreational Sports, On Thin Ice, Basketball Games, Arctic, Alaska, Colorado, University

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9th Army Band’s, On Thin Ice, played at the Patty Center, Saturday, Nov. 10, during the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Women’s Basketball game against the Colorado School of Mines.

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) Staff Sergeant, Relationship Building, Arctic, Gratitude, Alaska, Affair, Pilot, Aviation, Appreciation

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Commander 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)

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. Fort Richardson, Jan 17, Civil Rights Movement, King Jr, Martin Luther King, Alonso, Arctic, Alaska, Theater

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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.

 Rodney Whaley, first Tennessean ever to compete in the Iditarod, makes a practice run with his team of sled dogs. The Iditarod is scheduled to begin March Photo by Tennessee National Guard. Master Sergeant, National Guard, Arctic, Alaska, Husky, Sled Dogs, Tennessee, March, Animals

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Master Sgt. Rodney Whaley, first Tennessean ever to compete in the Iditarod, makes a practice run with his team of sled dogs. The Iditarod is scheduled to begin March 1. Photo by Tennessee National Guard www.army.mil

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki speaks at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony. (Photo by Mary Rall/USARAK PAO) Fort Richardson, Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery, Secretary, Arctic, Memorial Day, Over The Years, Around The Worlds, Mary

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki speaks at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony Monday. (Photo by Mary Rall/USARAK PAO)

Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight signs an autograph for Alice Palumbo, the wife of U.S. Army Alaska Commanding General Maj. Gen. Raymond Palumbo, Monday prior to the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony. (Photo by Mary Rall/USARAK PAO) Fort Richardson, Jon Voight, National Cemetery, Arctic, Memorial Day, Over The Years, Alaska, Alice, Army

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Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight signs an autograph for Alice Palumbo, the wife of U.S. Army Alaska Commanding General Maj. Gen. Raymond Palumbo, Monday prior to the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony. (Photo by Mary Rall/USARAK PAO)

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Sean Sherk attended the Arctic Warrior Combatives Academy on Jan. Ultimate Fighting Championship, Arctic, Army, Military, Celebrities, Gi Joe, Celebs, Foreign Celebrities, Military Personnel

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USARAK Arctic Warrior Combatives Academy opens Brig. Gen. Raymond Palumbo, U.S. Army Alaska commanding general, speaks during the opening of USARAK's Arctic Warrior Combatives Academy in Bldg. 802 on Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Sean Sherk were also on hand for the Jan. 12 event. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Gross)

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) Fred Wilson, Fairbanks Alaska, Staff Sergeant, National Association, Military Veterans, King Jr, Martin Luther King, Arctic, Aviation

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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. 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)

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