Tactical Vehicle Rollover Kills 2 Soldiers, Injures 12 During Training in Alaska

Soldiers move a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle across an assembly area to refuel before lining up for convoy operations on their way to Yukon Training Area, Alaska.

Two soldiers with the 11th Airborne Division were killed and 12 were injured in a military vehicle accident Monday in Alaska, according to the division. A Light Medium Tactical Vehicle, or LMTV, rolled over while traveling with a convoy in the Yukon Training Area, the division said in a statement. Seventeen soldiers were riding in […]

US Army Soldier Accused of Killing His Wife in Alaska Faces Court Hearing

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JUNEAU, Alaska — A U.S. Army soldier accused of killing his wife in Alaska after a night out celebrating his 21st birthday is set to be back in court Thursday, according to court records. Zarrius Ray Hildabrand faces murder and evidence tampering charges in the death of his wife, Saria Hildabrand, of Utah, whose body […]

Alaska Soldier Charged with Murder of National Guard Wife Who Disappeared

The body of Saria Barney Hildabrand, a 21-year-old medic in the Alaska Army National Guard, was discovered last week.

A soldier in Alaska has been charged with murder after the body of his missing wife — also a member of the Army — was discovered in a storm drain in Anchorage near an apartment the two shared, according to local media reports. Zarrius Hildabrand, 21, was arrested Friday and charged with first- and second-degree […]

Military in Alaska Struggles With ‘Constant Strain’ of Child Care Shortage

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The U.S. military is struggling to provide child care to its service members in Alaska, which is directly affecting operations and putting a strain on those serving in uniform. Alaska child care providers have reported that the system statewide is in crisis, with long waitlists, low wages and high enrollment costs. While most of the child care challenges facing […]

All Alaska Troops Get a Free Round Trip Home Each Year Under New Policy

Live-fire exercise at the infantry squad battle course on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Troops in Alaska can now fly home once a year, and the military will pick up the tab. The Army’s 11th Airborne Division is pioneering a new policy aimed at helping soldiers get home to see family at least once annually. The policy, which compensates soldiers for the price of a ticket home, applies to […]

Soldier Killed in Alaska Base Collision Identified

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division, ‘Arctic Angels,’ clear an enemy bunker while assaulting their objective during a combined arms live-fire exercise at the infantry squad battle course on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

The U.S. Army has identified the 11th Airborne Division soldier killed in a collision late Sunday on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska as Pfc. Arath Esau Martinez-Arguelles, 20, of Sherman Oaks, California. Martinez-Arguelles, a wheeled-vehicle mechanic with the 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), joined the Army in June 2022, Army […]