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...Complex Investigations, as part of a scathing report on allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct involving Alaska National Guard members released last September, said the current code lacks teeth.Robert Doehl, deputy commissioner of the...
House panel moves bill on Alaska Code of Military Justice

...Affairs Committee on Tuesday moved a code of military justice bill after amending it to make changes requested by the Alaska National Guard.Lt. Forrest Dunbar said the guard wants the option to use members of other active duty branches and former military...
Lawmakers discuss Alaska Code of Military Justice

JUNEAU - Lawmakers heard an update on efforts to draft new rules for the Alaska National Guard.Lt. Forrest Dunbar talked about efforts to update a code of military justice in Alaska during a House Military and Veterans...
Sidelined helicopter disrupts service to remote village

...Last weekend, an 18-year-old pregnant woman went into early labor and had to be flown off the island by an Alaska National Guard helicopter crew, Potter said. While responders were in the village, they were alerted to an ailing two-month-old...
My Turn: National Guard reform is on the way

...about alleged crimes in the Alaska National Guard. Under the previous of Guard reforms.As an Alaska National Guard veteran, I applaud the governor...Bruce Dougherty is a retired Alaska National Guard lieutenant colonel. He is...
Ex-acting adjutant general to retire from National Guard

JUNEAU - Brig. Gen. Leon "Mike" Bridges, who served as acting adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard after the ouster of a former leader, plans to retire on May 1 after he was not chosen to permanently take over the job.Gov...
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...issued unless the victim permits it. It also calls for procedures to allow people to report sexual offenses in the Alaska National Guard. SB26Sets the state's capital budget for fiscal year 2016. SB27Sets the state's operating budget for fiscal...
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Guard taps Dunbar to help rewrite military justice code overhaul Alaska's code of military justice.Alaska National Guard Adjutant General Col. Laurie Hummel has hired U...technical assistance and input on behalf of the Alaska National Guard."Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, has...
Walker names National Guard investigator

...hired by the Alaska Department of Law to conduct an investigation into the allegations of sexual assault within the Alaska National Guard. In a press conference Thursday morning, Gov. Bill Walker said his administration is "pleased to have her on...
Lawmakers to scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...National GuardQuestions about the state's handling of sexual assault and other allegations of misconduct within the Alaska National Guard overshadowed last year's gubernatorial race. The Walker administration plans to hire a special investigator...


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