Generally referring to the northern areas on or close to the Arctic Ocean, the Arctic Alaska, also referred to as Far North Alaska, is a vast region of Alaska extending from around the Arctic Circle to the Arctic Ocean. Driven by discoveries of gold and by the extraction of petroleum, modern settlement has sprawled into an area originally inhabited by various Alaska Native groups living off hunting, whaling, or salmon fishing.
Nonetheless, Alaska is one of the 50 United States of America, with the U.S. main enemies territory starting exactly where Alaska’s ends. As such, the U.S. military has the duty to defend it just as any other state of the Union. In this video, units from the U.S. Army cavalry perform night firing drills in chilling temperatures in the vast regions of Far North Alaska.
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