In 2007, Bruce Banner came to Alaska to commit suicide. When he attempted to fire a bullet into his mouth, his transformation into Hulk was triggered, wherein the green beast spat the bullet out.
Emil Blonsky was taken into custody under the watch of the United States Armed Forces following his battle with Hulk in New York City. He ended in a cryo-cell, the Vault, located in Barrow, Alaska, with S.H.I.E.L.D. allowed to assign some of their agents to guard Blonsky.