A Korean War veteran - whose cremated remains have been missing since 2017 in Alaska - has been returned to his family in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of a Soldotna resident and veteran-based nonprofit S.O.L.V.E. Alaska.
While it’s still in the process of being established, the Alaska Veterans Association would be focused on providing counseling services for veterans struggling with any kind of crisis, whether it be mental health, drug or alcohol addiction, or family issues.
Under doctor’s orders, Johnson is not able to lift more than five pounds and was scheduled for a number of medical procedures before he was forced to cancel them after the heavy snow totals left him and his wife, Maggie, stuck at home.
The scene at the ranch was picturesque as the sun beat down on a thin layer of snow, casting thousands of shadows from the bare winter branches. White’s son Trent — an Army veteran himself — walked softly behind his father, stopping each time they spotted a herd.
Army veterans Megan Militello and Lacey Ernandes have built Elevated Oats from the ground up, baking a number of different flavors of the gourmet granola that can now be found at over 100 locations across the state.
VIPER Transitions is designed to help soon-to-be, and current, veterans navigate the process of returning to civilian life by providing them with training opportunities in a trades career field they’re interested in.
Schneider made it a goal of Operation Ramp It Up to install ramps in all 50 states, and on June 21, Alaska became the 42nd. After the installation was completed, Bird was presented with a painted flag from Flags of Valor — a gesture that brought tears to his eyes.
The Alaska Veterans Museum in downtown Anchorage officially opened its new location doors to the public to celebrate not only its 11th anniversary, but the extra space it desperately needed to showcase its collection.