My Turn: Location, expertise and timing: Three reasons Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic

The State Department's Special Representative for the Arctic, Admiral Robert J. Papp (USCG ret.), came to Anchorage a year ago this month. During his visit, he stated that he was working to...
Tyler Johnson leads young high-scoring Lightning Triplets of the way," the coach said.Johnson led a stretch run that concluded with Norfolk winning the AHL championship. The Admirals carried a 28-game winning streak into the AHL playoffs, but Johnson's scoring wasn't the only reason."Johnny learned...
Coast Guard admiral asks for Arctic resources

...facilities and equipment in the far north to secure U.S. claims and prepare for increased human activity, according to Rear Admiral Christopher C. Colvin, who is in charge of all Coast Guard operations in Alaska and surrounding waters. "We have to have...
For new Coast Guard head, mission still the same

...Coast Guard may be new to town - he took over for outgoing Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo in June - but the mission of District 17 isn't...have essentially remained the same since it was formed, Rear Admiral Daniel Abel said Thursday during a speech at the weekly Juneau...
Murkowski attending Arctic conference

...conference in Iceland focused on the Arctic.Murkowski's office says the Alaska Republican and U.S. Arctic representative Admiral Robert Papp will help lead a discussion on Arctic issues with attendees.Murkowski, in a release, said America is an Arctic...
Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...five-star rank of General of the Army and the nominations of William D. Leahy, Ernest J. King and Chester W. Nimitz as Admirals of the Fleet. U.S. forces invaded Mindoro Island in the Philippines, encountering little resistance from the Japanese...
Memorial to the Forgotten

...Empire of Japan invaded Attu and Kiska on June 7-8, 1942, it caught Alaska all but defenseless. While the U.S. Navy's admirals knew what was coming, they deliberately let the Japanese attack fall on Alaska in order to trap the Japanese fleet at Midway...
Today in sport's history for Sunday, Nov. 1

...yards.1938 - Before a crowd of 40,000 spectators, Seabiscuit, under jockey George Woolf, beat odds-on favorite War Admiral in the Pimlico Special, a winner-take-all match race with a purse of $15,000.1959 - Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns...
Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship

...they were doing that they would have had anything to do with what affected the propulsion," said Greene, a retired Navy admiral.The NTSB dispatched a team from Washington to investigate."It's just a tragic, tragic situation," NTSB vice chairman...
Nation and World
Colvin honored at change of command ceremony

...quite the Coast Guard rear admiral he is now when, at age 3...three. Colvin was promoted to admiral in 2006. In his two years...lieutenant governor and two Navy admirals in a plywood shack, and a...done. "As you have seen, Admiral Colvin has stood a taut watch...


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