The US Army in Alaska is a valuable resource for the military and civilian communities, with a company of medical evacuation UH-60 Black Hawks providing vital support in this austere environment.
WITH AN AREA of more than one fifth of the entire continental United States, but a population of less than a million, the vastness and remoteness of Alaska is remarkable. The harsh sub-arctic climate makes life here particularly challenging. This has resulted in aviation being key to logistics, in both the military and civilian sectors.
Alaska’s close proximity to Russia has led to a large local military presence, which is well documented at the twin US Air Force bases at Eielson and Elmendorf. However, often overlooked is the significant US Army presence.