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'Never stop trying to fully repay them'

...Americans don't understand the sacrifice made by the 1 percent of the population that serves in the all-volunteer Armed Forces. But when he meets with "Gold Star" families that have lost loved ones through military service, Obama said he hears...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/never-stop-trying-fully-repay-them
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Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote

...Tusk, now heads the European Council in Brussels.Poland's president has limited powers, but is the head of the armed forces, and can propose and veto legislation. On foreign policy issues, the president's role is chiefly ceremonial.The...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/conservative-challenger-duda-wins-pol
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Russians captured in Ukraine send messages back home

...statements by Yerofeyev and Alexandrov directly challenge that denial."We're dealing with real soldiers of the armed forces of the Russian Federation," said Ukrainian Security Service spokesman Markiyan Lubkivskiy.Both the Kremlin and the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/russians-captured-ukraine-send-messag
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Russian troops captured in Ukraine treated in Kiev hospital

...ranks and so on, but all this is a crime on the part of the Russian state. By sending out officers and soldiers of the armed forces with that status, our state has no means to protect them."Speaking to reporters in Moscow, U.S. Assistant Secretary...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-19/russian-troops-captured-ukraine-treat
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S. Korea agency: N. Korea executed defense chief

...closed-door parliamentary committee meeting that People's Armed Forces Minister Hyon Yong Chol was killed in front of hundreds...music performance the previous day.Hyon was named armed forces minister, the equivalent of South Korea's defense...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-14/s-korea-agency-n-korea-executed-defen
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Yemen's humanitarian truce barely holds as violence resumes

...of violating the cease-fire by firing toward the Saudi border areas of Jizan and Najran. It said the kingdom's armed forces were exercising restraint as part of their commitment to the cease-fire.Saudi Arabia and its coalition of Sunni...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-14/yemens-humanitarian-truce-barely-hold
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Southeast Spotlight: Little Norway Festival

...is also known for its shrimp, crab, salmon and herring. Petersburg Little Norway Festival also celebrates U.S. Armed Forces Day, the coming of spring and beginning of the fishing season. The week after the festival, over Memorial Day Weekend...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/southeast-spotlight-little-norway-festiva
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Saudis propose 5-day cease-fire in Yemen

...Thursday but no airstrikes.In Saudi Arabia, Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, was meeting Thursday evening with armed forces commanders as a military spokesman vowed a "harsh response" to the death of at least five Saudi civilians in cross-border...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-08/saudis-propose-5-day-cease-fire-yemen
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Obama picks Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

...Announcing his selection of Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. during a Rose Garden ceremony, Obama said America's armed forces must be ready to meet a broad range of challenges, and that Dunford has proven to be one of the military's most highly...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-06/obama-picks-marine-general-joint-chie
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My Turn: Steps taken to prevent future Coast Guard wildlife violations

...cases. To be consistent with the practice of the other Armed Forces and the Rules for Court-Martial, we do not initiate...Americans should be able to respect the members of our Armed Forces, including Coast Guard members, but when they act dishonorably...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-19/my-turn-steps-taken-prevent-future-co
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