For the first time since 2015, a Navy Destroyer made it's way to the Port of Anchorage.
"Right now, we know that the environment is changing," Director for Operations for Alaska Command Col. Mark Schmidt said. "What that means to us? We don't know. We want to understand and get after what capabilities and requirements are needed in this changing environment."
To do that, Alaska Command is hosting the first ever Arctic Maritime Symposium at JBER and the Port of Anchorage. The event is designed to bring together senior military leaders to discuss strategic challenges in maritime operations in the Arctic.