Arctic Visitors

Senior military leaders, celebrities, politicians and honored guests who have visited us on the Last Frontier.
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University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Women’s Basketball game against the Colorado School of Mines.
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) Public, Gratitude, Military, Officer, Staff Sergeant, Sergeant, Leader, Combat
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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. Fitness, Police, Quick Healthy Weight Loss, Get Fit, Best Weight Loss, Healthy Weight Loss, Ways To Lose Weight, How To Lose Weight Fast, Lose Weight
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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.
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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. Nov 1, Division, Soldier
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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)
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki speaks at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony. (Photo by Mary Rall/USARAK PAO)
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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)
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)
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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)
Admiral Eric T. Olson, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, FL, and BG Palumbo standing center stage at the beginning of Palumbo's promotion ceremony. Promotion, Special Operations Command, Admiral, Force, Command, Air Force Bases, The Beginning
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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 Palumbo's promotion ceremony.
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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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Sean Sherk attended the Arctic Warrior Combatives Academy on Jan. 12, 2011. Ultimate Fighting Championship, Champion, Raymond, Ultimate, Academy
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Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Sean Sherk attended the Arctic Warrior Combatives Academy on Jan. 12, 2011.