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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...
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...
Local | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Legislature has a duty to investigate Guard scandal

...upon. There needs to be a Legislative investigation into the sexual assaults, fraud and misconduct by members of the Alaska Army and Air National Guard.The National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations has already submitted its report...
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...
Parnell replaces Alaska National Guard leaders

...Anchorage 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...
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...
Years of allegations, months of investigation

...National Guard. The allegations ranged from rape to inappropriate relationships with new recruits by members of the Alaska Army Guard's recruiting and retention unit at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. Two Alaska Guard chaplains...
My Turn: The 'do nothing' style of Parnell's leadership

...years he 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

...records 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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