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Press Release | May 11, 2022

JBER Soldier killed in bear attack

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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska  –  

A U.S. Army Alaska Soldier died of injuries sustained in bear attack today in a training area west of the Anchorage Regional Landfill.

The Soldier was part of a small group training in Training Area 412. The name of the Soldier is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

The 673d Security Forces Squadron initially responded to the incident. Alaska Wildlife Troopers are currently searching for the bear in TA 412, which is closed to the public for all recreation activity. 

More information about the incident will be announced as it becomes available.

For information about bear safety and the status of TAs for recreation, please consult JBER iSportsman, https://jber.isportsman.net.

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