Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

The Navy Could Send More Sailors to Alaska

Published: August 22, 2018
By Amy Bushatz

PORT OF ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Just 20 U.S. sailors are currently stationed in Alaska. But thanks to a shift in how the U.S. is thinking about Arctic defense, that could be about to change.

That, at least, is what this week's first-ever Arctic Maritime Symposium aims to explore, said Navy Capt. Layne McDowell, who directs plans, policy and resources for North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) Alaska region.

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