“Geography is reality, and Alaska’s reality is that it will play a key role if we’re to hang on to the promise of democracy in this world.” — retired Gen. Jim Mattis.
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Read the prepared remarks that former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis gave at the 2022 annual military banquet organized by the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.
Pentagon leaders and Alaska’s members in Congress are concerned about Russian military buildup in the Arctic region.
“Vaccination against Covid-19 is an essential military readiness requirement for all components and units of the military, including the Alaska National Guard,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wrote.
The 2022 national defense bill will fund suicide prevention research in Alaska and modernize the Permafrost Tunnel Research facility in greater Fairbanks.
From an Inuit council to the Biden administration, a number of stakeholders are raising their profile and influence in Alaska and the Arctic region.
The Alaska-based center will be one of six regional security centers that the Defense Department operates and the first one to focus on the Arctic region.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she "made very clear to the President and the Department of Defense that the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies should be located in Alaska."
There are different deadlines for getting the Covid vaccine, depending on the service branch of the military member. Here's the rundown.