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JBER Airforce, Army partner for ‘jump week’ exercises

Two doors on the aircraft flew open with a bang and the wind pulled and tugged, trying to grab whatever or whoever it could. The jumpmaster yelled “Go! Go! Go!” as the Airmen and paratroopers fell like a hail of arrows. Kodiak Solstice jump week is hosted by the Air Force 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron and combines the Army’s 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division to work together in a joint-training environment.

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Softball teams to play last tournament

The Chugiak Mustangs are coming into the end of conference tournament on a roll winning three in row, with victories over South, Dimond and West, reported coach Jim Huber. “We had wanted to finish out our schedule strong, to catapult us into the Cook Inlet Conference (CIC) tournament,” he said.

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‘You fight for love’

Bill Martin shouldered an army surplus rucksack, walked out the door of the Brooklyn home he shared with his father, and set out for anywhere. At 16, he’d thumbed the pages of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” more times than he could remember.

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