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Walker names investigator

...administration is "pleased to have her on board" to re-investigate potential wrongdoings perpetrated by members of the Alaska Army National Guard against other members. Walker first mentioned the investigator during his State of the State speech Wednesday...
State | AK legislature
Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT

...Affairs' Adjutant General Mike Bridges. Hanley was permanently appointed recently and Bridges, who also leads the Alaska Army National Guard, is still in temporary "acting" status until Walker decides if he will hire one of five candidates suggested...
State | Local | AK legislature
So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

...Wednesday.Mike Bridges, acting Department of Military and Veterans Affairs commissioner and adjutant general for the Alaska Army National Guard, is based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the norm for the position.Attorney General Craig Richards...
Local | AK legislature
Fairbanks schools won't suspend military recruitment

...reports of sexual misconduct that were not fully investigated by Guard leadership, including allegations within the Alaska Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion. Leaked military reports include claims involving a recruiter, such...
Parnell replaces Alaska National Guard leaders

...School District banned military recruiters from campuses after recent media reports alleged recruiters from the Alaska Army National Guard made inappropriate advances toward high school students.Jorgensen and Grunwald had been fired from their...
Woman says Guard ignored rape complaints

ANCHORAGE - A woman said Thursday she was drugged and raped while a member of the Alaska Army National Guard, but her complaints to guard commanders went nowhere."It was all just ignored," said Melissa Jones.Jones, who now...
Upstart challenges congressional veteran

...without running water, is relying heavily on social media and attention-grabbing tactics to attract support.The Alaska Army National Guard legal adviser recently took to YouTube to challenge Young to a debate, then - after someone poured a bucket...
Mayor, lawmakers show support for guardsmen, reservists

...hardest time granting their guardsmen and reservist employees leave, Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges, commander of the Alaska Army National Guard, said in the meeting. But military members from all industries have had troubles with their employers...
My Turn: The 'do nothing' style of Parnell's leadership

...failed to act on complaints made by two U.S. Army chaplains that sexual assault was a serious problem in the Alaska Army National Guard. Parnell chose to lead when it came to reducing taxes on big businesses owned by out-of-state interests...
My Turn: 'Choose Respect' should mean action, not rhetoric

...released by the Alaska National Organization for Women reveal that Sullivan failed to take any action regarding Alaska Army National Guard sexual assaults. Despite reports from whistleblowers and victims, Sullivan's office reported that he...


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