Archives for June 2016
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska – Fort Wainwright and U.S. Army Alaska will publish a list of the available Interior Alaska military lands available for moose hunting no later than July 22, 2016, to allow hunters time to schedule and resource their hunts.
General moose season on military lands will coincide with hunting season as determined by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Hunting-related activities are only permitted during the ADFG-directed hunting season. USARAK intends to make all training area not actively being used for military training available for hunting and other recreational uses.
Information about available and restricted lands will be published through the USARTRAK iSportsman web page http://usartrak.isportsman.net, local news media, the Fort Wainwright website and Facebook page, local fliers, community meetings and at the Fairbanks and Delta Junction Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices.
All sportsmen 16 and older choosing to recreate on military lands must register for a free access permit which can be obtained online at http://usartrak.isportsman.net, or at one of three kiosk locations: Fort Wainwright Visitors Center, Fort Greely Visitors Center and the Fort Wainwright Natural Resource Office.
The public will have online access to view which military lands are open to recreation, to include hunting, but will be required to have a Fort Wainwright Recreation Access Permit in their possession prior to entering Fort Wainwright lands.
To ensure the safety of both sportsmen and military personnel, Fort Wainwright Law Enforcement in partnership with Alaska Wildlife Troopers, will significantly increase active patrolling and enforcement of hunting regulations on military lands. Sportsmen will need to be extra vigilant to ensure they are accessing only those lands available to public recreation.
Fort Wainwright and USARAK understand the importance of hunting in the Interior and are working diligently to provide reasonable access to training lands during moose season. Fort Wainwright and USARAK are partnering closely with the U.S. Air Force, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Fire Service and the Bureau of Land Management to ensure a safe and enjoyable hunting season for everyone involved.
The Army reserves the right to adjust the available lands for hunting in order to facilitate unscheduled critical training in support of worldwide deployments. Maintaining military readiness to respond to worldwide contingencies is our No. 1 priority.
For more information, contact the Fort Wainwright Natural Resource Office at (907) 361-9686 during normal business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If no one is available to take your call please leave a message and they will return your call.
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From time to time gardeners observe outbreaks of pests. There are many choices for managing pests, ranging from a “do-nothing” approach to intensive chemical methods. One method that is quite popular is using biological control, which is using an organism to control the pest in question.
“Anchorage friends in particular 🙂 If you’d like a copy of local author Judy Ferguson’s new book, Windows to the Land, An Alaska Native Story Vol. Two: Iditarod and Alaska River Trails! She’ll be signing at the Girdwood Forest Fair July 1-3.
To find Voice of Alaska Press, enter, turn right, then left and Judy is the second booth on the right, peeking out from the Chugach misty forest. 🙂 She hopes to see you there!
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By Capt. Stephen Staska (CAP)
Delta Force Squadron PAO
It was a beautiful, sunny day on Saturday when Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilots Col. Dick Holder and Maj. Lon Kelly came to Delta with their sleek, white Schleicher glider. Coming from the Eielson CAP unit, they brought their glider and tow plane down to give orientation rides to the cadets of our new ‘Delta Force’ CAP squadron located in the hanger at Allen Army Airfield, Fort Greely.
Finally, when all preparations were complete, they started launching the cadets into the sky. For most, it was there first time in a glider and they were excited to say the least. Each cadet got about 25 minutes soaring in the skies above Delta enjoying the spectacular view and listening to the air as it slipped over the canopy. There were a lot of smiling faces coming out of the cockpit at the end of their rides.
Glider and powered aircraft orientation rides are part of the overall flight training program the CAP makes available to our cadets. It is the mission of the CAP to inspire and teach our young members through aerospace education and training. Please contact Capt. Stephen Staska at 895-2055 for more information.
(VALDEZ, Alaska; June 29, 2016) – Crowley Maritime Corp. assisted the Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) to win a three-year grant that will help students develop skills to successfully establish careers in the maritime industry.
AVTEC, with the help of Crowley’s marine services group in Valdez, Alaska, serving as lead industry partner, won a Carl Perkins Post-Secondary Grant from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development’s Career & Technical Education Office. AVTEC, known as Alaska’s Institution of Technology, will receive a grant of $250,000 annually, renewable up to three years.
“Crowley is proud to again partner with AVTEC to provide opportunities for Alaskans in maritime careers. Our long history in Alaska’s communities makes us uniquely qualified to support the development of job opportunities for students seeking sustainable careers,” said Crowley’s Rod Jones, general manager of Crowley’s marine services group in Valdez.
AVTEC will use the grant to enhance its AVTEC Secondary Training Academy (ASTA), helping students earn the credentials necessary for licenses to work on maritime vessels. Crowley will continue to support AVTEC’s Young Mariner Program, which provides scholarships, work experience and career development information.
The company has funded scholarships to Alaskans attending AVTEC maritime training, as well as supported job training and employment of Alaska Natives.
Crowley is a leader in the Alaska fuel industry, providing transportation, distribution and sales of petroleum products to more than 280 communities across Alaska. Crowley also supports the energy industry on the North Slope with summer sealifts of large production modules and various marine transportation services. For over 35 years, Crowley has provided tanker escort and docking services in Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s Ship Escort/Response Vessel System, utilizing some of the most technologically advanced and powerful tugboats in the world. To learn more about Crowley in Alaska, visit www.crowleyalaska.com.
To learn more about Crowley Maritime Corporation, the 124-year-old, privately held company providing marine solutions, energy and logistics services around the world, please visit www.crowley.com.
The 27th Delta Force Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently conducted a Search and Rescue (SAR) training exercise at Fort Greely to acquire survival skills and inspection techniques.
Under the supervision of Squadron Commander 2nd Lt. Byron Smith, M. Brian McElroy, Emily Schenk, and Mr. Rocky Senatore, the CAP cadets received an inspection of their “24hr BAG” which is a requirement for the cadets to participate in a live Search and Rescue mission. In addition the senior leaders lead cadet teams on a compass course around Fort Greely. “This hands on event creates a great learning opportunity and the fact the kids have a great time is icing on the cake” said MSgt Baugh. The Cadets reported this was a great event and they had fun while learning!
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