Fort Wainwright has new commander

FAIRBANKS — Col. Sidney Zemp has taken over as commander at Fort Wainwright, Interior Alaska’s largest military installation.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Zemp is new to Alaska and this will be his first time serving as a garrison commander. His duties include overseeing the services and training space used by 14,000 soldiers, civilians and military families.

The former tank commander is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm and more recently Operation Iraqi Freedom. His last post was as assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Zemp said at a news conference Friday that he will make an assessment before discussing any specific plans for Fort Wainwright.

More

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 08:25

PFD bill draws support from unusual allies

JUNEAU — Legislators on opposite ends of the political spectrum are supporting an Alaska Senate bill to restore the portion of Alaskans’ oil wealth checks cut by Gov. Bill Walker last year.

Read more
Tue, 01/24/2017 - 08:20

Consultant raises concerns about Alaska gas project

JUNEAU — A legislative consultant has raised red flags about Alaska taking the lead on a major proposed liquefied natural gas project, even as Gov. Bill Walker has said he is comfortable with it.

Read more
Tue, 01/24/2017 - 08:20

State seeks takers for museum gift shop

The state of Alaska has a SLAM-dunk deal.

Read more

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING