In a statement on JBER's Facebook page, base officials say the incident was a product of "an encounter with a brown bear sow defending her nearby cubs during a land navigation exercise in a training area" on base.
The Guardsman is being treated at the base hospital.
... In May, Jessica Gamboa was running with her soldier husband when she was mauled by a brown bear on base, in an incident JBER officials described as a "'wrong time, wrong place' situation." Gamboa later said she thought she would die in the attack on the Fort Richardson side of the base, before the sow that attacked her ran away and Gamboa was able to reach medical attention.
|Alaska brown bear (stock photo)|