Lt. Col. David Piffarerio, 302nd Fighter Squadron commander, flew his 1,000 flight hour in the F-22 Raptor here Nov. 4, making him the first Air Force pilot to do so.
“This is a great milestone for the pilots, maintainers and contractors working on the jet and the F-22 program as a whole,” said Piffarerio. “The aircraft is maturing and getting better the more we fly and perform maintenance on it.”
Staff Sgt. Hank Robinson, 525th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, launched Piffarerio on his sortie today, but was focused on ensuring it was a safe flight.
Due to legislative redistricting that occurs every 10 years, Chugiak-Eagle River will be part of different districts in the 2012 state elections. The new districts are intended to reflect the population changes cited in the 2010 U.S. Census.
Here’s a look at the 2012 districts, according to the Alaska Redistricting Board website:
There’s a new wind blowin’ through the Alaska Baseball League.
The name and logo for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks — formerly known as the AIA Fire — were unveiled at a meeting of the team’s new booster club Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center.
“I think we’re going to go places,” said Lee Jordan, who was elected booster club president at the meeting. “Go Chinooks!”
Before troops from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are deployed for dangerous duty in Afghanistan for a year, Deborah Bonito wants them to have a day of fun.
On Saturday, Nov. 19, Bonito — Sen. Mark Begich’s wife — and the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska are hosting a sendoff event at JBER for the troops of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division and their families.
There's a new wind blowin' through the Alaska Baseball League.
The name and logo for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks — formerly known as the AIA Fire — were unveiled at a meeting of the team's new booster club Thursday night at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center.
"I think we're going to go places," said Lee Jordan, who was elected booster club president at the meeting. "Go Chinooks!"
With just 14 skaters and two goalies on the roster, Eagle River’s hockey team has no room for selfish play.
“With just two lines, we can’t have people running all over the ice doing their own thing,” said head coach Kirby Senden.
Despite its small roster size, Eagle River posted a respectable 2-2 record in the season’s first week after going 2-1 at the Peninsula Ice Challenge last weekend. The Wolves opened that tourney with a 3-0 loss to Soldotna before rallying to pick up a 2-1 win over Kenai Central and a 6-1 win over North Pole.