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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-15/today-history-monday-dec-15-2014
Local
The forgotten battle for Alaska

...the largest naval conflict in history began.Unbeknownst to Admiral Yamamoto, the U.S. had long since adjusted its original...East, would the U.S. have gone to war?After Hawaii, Admiral Yamamoto swept across the Pacific with his fleets and knocked...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-21/forgotten-battle-alaska
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-07/new-coast-guard-head-mission-still-same
Local
International search and rescue

...vessel sank in the Bering Sea, the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska is preparing to wind down its search and rescue mission.Rear Admiral Daniel Abel, the commander of Coast Guard District 17 which covers all of Alaska, said the Coast Guard will be handing over...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/international-search-and-rescue
Local
Coast Guard proposes Bering Strait shipping route

...Strait 440 times, twice the traffic of 2008, according to a study in the journal Marine Policy.Retired Coast Guard Vice Admiral Roger Rufe, former operations chief for the Department of Homeland Security, said that's an indication that climate change...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/coast-guard-proposes-bering-strait-ship
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-30/murkowski-attending-arctic-conference
State
My Turn: Embrace challenges, rewards of being an Arctic nation

...is clear that the Arctic conversation has gained momentum. Not only did the U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp and I attend and speak, but so did the Chancellor of Germany and a senior Minister from Singapore. While many...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-19/my-turn-embrace-challenges-rewards-be
Opinion
Celebrating Walter Soboleff Day: A Remembrance

...economy; we would work part-time and other time prepare food for the winter."In 1928, Soboleff left Sitka on board an Admiral Lines steamship to Seattle and hitchhiked to Oregon Agricultural College, now Oregon State University.Soboleff called his...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-14/celebrating-walter-soboleff-day-remembr
Local
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...S. have nominated an ambassadorial-level representative to the body. The recent appointment of a retired coast guard admiral as special representative to the Arctic constitutes a useful first step forward, and the formation of a new Congressional...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/ramp-us-alaskas-arctic-infrastructure
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-04/memorial-forgotten
Local

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