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In Afghan Taliban birthplace, US troops step back

...just to put a road in."The commander of international forces in Kandahar and three other southern provinces, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams, told reporters recently that progress in Zhari had been "astounding." Afghan forces are already...

http://juneauempire.com/patrick-quinn/2012-12-24/afghan-taliban-birthplace-us-tr
Medal of Honor recipients visit Juneau

Looking out at a sea of young United States Coast Guardsmen, 67-year-old retired U.S. Army Maj. Drew Dix, a Medal of Honor recipient said, "The faces don't change, the uniforms do." Dix was the first enlisted man...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010511/loc_765565221.shtml
News
Stryker soldier killed in Iraq

...Sound off on the important issues at Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rojas, 27, was killed Tuesday by small arms fire in Baghdad, Army Maj. Kirk Gohlke said. No other soldiers were injured. Rojas was assigned to the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Rojas...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100606/sta_20061006007.shtml
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Sharing at Thanksgiving

...with others on what otherwise would be a lonely holiday. Others just like to be part of a community event. Salvation Army Maj. Larry Fankhauser said he was impressed by the mix at his first community Thanksgiving meal. "We had political people...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112101/Loc_Sharing.shtml
Local
Photo: Spirit of the season

...annual Salvation Army kettle drive raises funds to meet food, clothing, toy and other needs during the Christmas season. Leftover funds are used to assist the needy during the winter months, according to Salvation Army Maj. Larry Fankhauser.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/113004/loc_20041130014.shtml
News
Overnight dumping creates thrift shop headaches

...Thanksgiving, he added. A sign outside the store tells people not to leave donations outside after hours. But Salvation Army Maj. Joe Huttenlocker said that since the beginning of October, the disposal bill for things "literally dumped" at the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121305/loc_20051213008.shtml
News
Hasan's worst criminal act

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" (Arabic for "God is great") before shooting his fellow service...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111609/opi_517185223.shtml
Failing the US system

...failure in leadership. Tragically, this isn't the first time that visible warning signs were ignored. In November, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan gunned down a dozen of his fellow soldiers and wounded 20 more at Fort Hood. Despite his contact...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122909/opi_540669227.shtml
Trained to kill

...offers insights into the military's response to Marshall's conclusion. Made with official permission of the U.S. Army, Maj. Pete Kilmer explains the objective of a technique known as reflexive fire. The training teaches soldiers to instinctively...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-04-06/trained-kill
Opinion
State and local briefly

...An autopsy determined the cause of death for Ja'lon Jercorious Johnson was from multiple cranio-cerebral injuries, Army Maj. Bryan Hilferty said Thursday. Ja'lon's father is a sergeant stationed at Fort Wainwright on the outskirts of Fairbanks...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011400/Loc_briefs.html
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