Final Thunder

Richard Allnutt visited Eielson AFB, Alaska, for the final Co-operative Cope Thunder exercise.

A AIRCRAFT AND personnel from more than a dozen nations took part in the summer’s Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder (CCT), held in Alaska from July 20 to August 5.


Around 1,300 personnel from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mongolia, the Republic of South Korea, the Slovak Republic, Sweden, the United States and NATO were involved, and observers came from Bangladesh, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and Sri Lanka.

The exercise’s main operating base was Eielson AFB, near Fairbanks, home of the 353rd Combat Training Squadron, responsible for the planning

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US ALASKAN Command staged Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2004 between June 7 and 16, a joint service training exercise at Elmendorf AFB, Eielson AFB and from USS John C Stennis (CVN 74) operating in the Gulf of Alaska, involving over 160 aircraft.

This was the first time Exercise NORTHERN EDGE had been held in June — it is usually held during the winter to maximise night and cold weather training — but the timing was changed to accommodate the worldwide scheduling of units and a carrier strike group.

More than 9,000 service personnel from all five services took part, including reserve

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Private company replaced during the development of the state of Alaska

The development of new spaces — always important task for Russia. The interaction of government and business — always topical issue for Russia. The symbiosis of these phenomena embodied the Russian-American Company, whose experience is interesting at the moment. At the heart of all — an innovative control method called "development group" (a system where units are not human individuals and groups).

Russian-American company — had a cent of American capital. Established in 1799 for the development of Alaska in the interests of entrepreneurs and the royal bureaucracy. Uniqueness — the state has delegated part of their

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How to solve the debt problem? Lets sell Alaska

Prospects over the looming "fiscal cliff" has become a ritual called round of hand-wringing relatively insoluble nature of the 16-trillionth of a debt problem. But there is a simple and elegant solution that does not involve tax increases or spending cuts, and only a fraction of the imagination.

Namely, to expose Alaska from the Bering Strait to the Beaufort Sea to the auction.

Absurd? No more absurd than the spectacle that unfolds as we approach the "budget cliff."

Wishing there would be plenty. Imagine how the country and even individuals to experience the competition by buying century.

First in

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Early winter in Wyoming moved by the local population

September 30, 2013. Winter at the north-central U.S. state has come to as much as 4 weeks earlier than usual, which could not fail to excite the state's residents, who did not expect such a quick change of weather. Snow storm swept across the state, has already been recognized by the scale of the September the second snowfall in the history of conducting meteorological observations in Wyoming.

Typically, the first snow in this region falls on or after October 22, and now in Riverstone per night from 26 to 27 September dropped nearly 155 mm of the white

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In Alaska, found a huge underwater volcano

May 17, 2013. Two geologist with Fr. The Prince of Wales and the city of Anchorage in the analysis of a fragment of the image between the hydrographic Thorne Arm and found it Raderdom design consisting of a large hill, and next to it two dome-shaped structure. After some discussion, the geologists concluded that the elevation and two adjacent dome is nothing like oceanic volcano caused quite close to the national park Misty Fjords.

Most likely, the formation of an open Alaska volcano occurred as the famous scientist Sarts volcanic island near Iceland. In 1960 the Icelandic underwater

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Ice blocks destroying houses from Alaska to Minnesota

May 19, 2013. From Alaska to Minnesota, ice walls rose across the coastline, seizing homes and leaving in its path surprised observers.

May 1, 2013. Saskatchewan Water Security Agency has removed the exciting and stunning shots 9-foot wall of ice that plowed many miles the icy surface of the reservoir near Codette Nipawin, Saskatchewan.


May 6, 2013. Surging blocks of ice damaged dozens of homes along the shore of Alberta Beach on Lake Sainte Anne, Alberta.


May 10, 2013. Managed by strong winds, ice destroyed dozens of homes on the shores of Lake Dauphin,

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Climate Refugees Alaska: entire villages disappearing under water

May 14, 2013. The number of refugees who were forced to leave their homes due to climate change, growing inexorably. In Alaska, entire villages were threatened with extinction — localities are covered with water, and their inhabitants flee from their villages, becoming the first American "climate refugees."

Formally, the refugees are considered people who have left their homelands due to extraordinary circumstances such as war, persecution or harassment. But because of climatic changes.

In the meantime, more and more people become "climate refugees": Alaska entire villages to flee their homes to escape climate change.

Newtok residents, the village in

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A new record of Alaska — the longest winter

May 22, 2013. The first time in more than 30 years in Anchorage, Alaska Winter lingered so long. Duration of the current cold season of the year and the availability of snow here already exceeded 232 days. A new record has been made possible thanks to the fact that at the end of last week in Anchorage 7 mm of snow fell. Winter, thus lasted for two days, and the record of 230 days of the 1981-1982 season could not resist.

Suddenly appeared in the May precipitation as snow complicated the traffic situation on the roads of the region. From

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Alaska — the land of maar

June 2, 2013. Maar called relatively flat craters created by underground explosions. Commented James Bedzhet volcanologist from the University of Alaska Volcano Observatory: "The magma rises to the surface and at some point in contact with groundwater. When contacting the water turns to steam, increasing in volume in 1000, which is a bombshell. "

Most maars have a diameter of 300 meters. Few of them reaching a width of up to 1.6 kilometers. The youngest of maar Native — 21,000 years. Age most of them ranges from 40,000 to 100,000 years. To study maar Alaska established a National Nature

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