After China balloon scare, Air Force shoots down object flying above Alaska’s North Slope

By: - February 10, 2023 2:30 pm
Sailors recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon

Sailors recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon on Feb. 5, 2023, off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Thompson/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

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James Brooks
James Brooks

James Brooks is a longtime Alaska reporter, having previously worked at the Anchorage Daily News, Juneau Empire, Kodiak Mirror and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. A graduate of Virginia Tech, he is married to Caitlyn Ellis, owns a house in Juneau and has a small sled dog named Barley. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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