Thats right, Elemendorf Air Force Base just confirmed that it had to scramble some F-15's last week to intercept some Russian Bear bombers which where approaching the coast of Alaska.
It has been a couple of years since the last time one was intercepted.
In a dark part of this story, news of the intercept wasn't released though the local officals at the base but rather through an unnamed source at the pentagon. Only after word had been leaked there was a statement issued by the base.
The base spokeswoman had a week statement about security and sept 11th.
The fact that this story was withheld is very scary, There have been enough cases of harm being caused by the military withholding from the public information about activities. It is sad to know that they don't trust the people the are tasked to defend.