Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) underway from the shipyards in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Michigan native in the U.S. Coast Guard has been charged with the murder of a fellow shipmate.

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U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage

A U.S. Coast Guard member who had recently served on a Great Lakes cutter died in Kodiak, Alaska last week after falling from the top of a cliff overlooking the ocean while hiking with a friend.

Ricky Reese Jr., 25, was taken to the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where he died, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

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Photo: Alexei Danichev / Sputnik via AP

Editor's Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

Two Russian anti-submarine surveillance aircraft flew off the coast of Alaska this week, according to the command overseeing aerospace and maritime warning for North America.

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(U.S. Army photo)

A U.S. Army soldier from Fresno, California was found dead in his barracks room in Alaska, according to the Army Times.

He was identified as Spc. Charles Michael Bodey, 20.

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(Alaska National Guard photo)

Russell Hepler, a sergeant with the Alaska Army National Guard, died Saturday when he was swept away by the current of the Copper River while dipnetting, according to a report from the Guard Sunday.

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A Sukhoi Su-24M of the Russian Air Force inflight over Russia in May 2009. (WIkimedia Commons/Alexander Mishin0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. fighter jets intercepted several Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, in the fourth and fifth such incursions this year, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday.

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