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Sen. Murkowski proposing Alaska amendments to national defense bill

...Guard sexual assault investigation and veteran health care, according to a Monday release from the senator."Alaska's military community is a valuable member of our family," Murkowski said in the email release. "Its reach and impact touches...
Alaska Editorial: Remembering the lessons of World War II

...realization - coupled with the ground invasion of the Aleutian chain a few days later - kicked efforts to ramp up Alaska's military presence into high gear. Suddenly, a 1935 speech given to Congress by retired Army Gen. Billy Mitchell looked...
McGuire waiting for investigator's report

...adjutant general on Friday.McGuire said she plans this session to hear proposed legislation aimed at updating Alaska's military code of justice and discuss the recommendations made by the National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations...
Alaska's military sites vulnerable to climate change

ANCHORAGE - A yearlong study on the effects of climate change on U.S. military installations included four Alaska military sites or complexes studied for vulnerabilities, according to a report out this week from the Government Accountability Office.
Defense budget stabilizes Alaska forces

Things have returned to near-normal for Alaska's military forces, but it has been a tough year of budget sequestration...National Guard.Handy told the legislators that Alaska's military population now includes 23,400 active duty personnel...
Alaska's long-term active military deserve PFDs

My name is Tiko Crofoot. My parents, my sister, and I have been Alaska residents for many years now. I am active duty military, currently stationed in Virginia, and am getting ready for my fifth deployment to CENTCOM as a U.S. Navy SEAL. For the past two years, I was denied my Permanent Fund Dividend because of a clause stating that an absence from the state of 10 years, even if due to military requirements and even if you have maintained residency the entire time, negates eligibility. I have gone back to Alaska every year since being in the military, and have spent the requisite amount of time there to qualify for the PFD and to retain my residency. I have an Alaska driver's license, vote in all Alaska elections, have it listed as my home of record for the military and plan to retire there once my military service is complete.
State sidesteps recession in '10, stocks up cash reserves

...several hundred million dollars in permanent fund dividends, stimulating the retail sector just before the holidays. Alaska's military bases, another economic bulwark, seem secure, and with tensions heating up again on the Korean Peninsula and...
New START signing makes for one less worry

...unnecessary things said about Russia in the debate that had no positive effect. New START will have no negative impact on Alaska's military stance. New START was submitted to the Senate in May of this year, but was not brought up for a vote until last...
Alaska's top soldier says more will be asked of Army, Air Force, National Guard units

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's military will be shouldering a bigger role in military actions around the world, according to the state's top military officer. Alaskan...
Around the State

...said he didn't think Alaska was any more attractive as a target for terrorists than other states. But he said Alaska's military bases and huge cargo business at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport are reasons for concern. Stevens wants...


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