In order to make sure troops have the medical knowledge on hands, Wilson and other Veterinarians hold workshops teaching them K-9 tactical combat causality care. One of the ways, Wilson plans to do that during workshops with military members, is by using a mechanic simulation dog named Hero. The life-like mechanical dogs, allows for military members to practice commonly used medical procedures on animals. Such as drawing blood, inserting a catheter or having to place IV on the dog.
A whole new year of Red-Flag is back on J-BER. The base kicked off their first round of Red-Flag on October 6th for the new fiscal year, featuring NATO partners, the Royal Air Force and the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
The Alaska National Guard is looking to help assist communities further in recovery from the storm. According to the Guard, much of the help now needed is in regards of filling out paperwork for assistance. They are asking that all residents who have feedback or are in need of specific assistance to send their request to the State Emergency Operational Center.
During the course of the 10 day operation, the National Guard was able to remove 200,000 pounds of debris and place 15,000 pounds of rock and sand bags to help reinforce vital infrastructure. In addition to working on repairs, to help glue the community back together.
The 1-52nd General Support Aviation Battalion, along with two UH-60 Black Hawk and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters, participated in an army training exercise in northern Alaska close to Prudhoe Bay from Aug. 17-26.
Gaffney today spends his time practicing routines in the sky, working to perfect his performances and skillset if needed for combat. Through the demonstration team he has been able to travel and perform around the world. Including in Air Shows in Australia, India and the Middle East.
Red Flag-Alaska 22-2 wrapped up their second operation of the year on June 24 after conducting simulated combat exercises with other American and foreign military forces. The Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise ran from June 9-24.
The customized house will include more than 42 specialized adaptations to help Young maneuver around the home. Including, a pull-down shelving unit, a roll-in shower, and a roll-under cooktop. The adaptations will allow Young to enjoy some of his favorite activities such as cooking.
Wordin created the app “LifeScore” to help soldiers have an alternative method for mental health services right at their fingertips. The app tracks and monitors the six domains of someone's life. These include sleep, nutrition, fitness, food, spirituality, and state of mind.
After hosting a listening session in April on military bases in Alaska regarding suicide among military members, Sen. Dan Sullivan and California Rep. Jackie Speier noticed a need for additional mental health resources in the state.
Almost half of military clients at Alaska Behavioral Health are younger than 18. The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic said early interaction is critical when dealing with a mental health challenge.
The Alaska National Guard is dedicating April to spreading awareness about sexual assault as part of the Department of Defense’s National Sexual Assault and Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “STEP FORWARD. Prevent. Report. Advocate.”
Eleven Army Alaska soldiers took their own lives in 2021, four more than than the previous year. Five of the deaths involved soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, and the rest came from Ft. Wainwright.