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Fireside Lecture focusses on ongoing pollution on Attu Island

...Wildlife Service, who will speak on Attu Island and the environmental degradation...Glacier Visitor Center, is titled "Attu Island - Where WWII continues to wage...During the WWII Aleutian campaign, Attu Island in the western Aleutians was of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-01-18/fireside-lecture-focusses-ongoing-po
Outdoors
Hurricane-force winds pound remote Coast Guard station

ANCHORAGE - The crew at the Coast Guard station on Attu Island was digging out Wednesday following a weekend storm packing...getting more used to the horrendous storms that rip through Attu Island, which is located at the end of the 1,200-mile Aleutian...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120309/sta_531557068.shtml
The forgotten battle for Alaska

...it's when an attack was generated by the Japanese on a portion of the Alaska Territory. The specific places were Attu Island, Kiska Island and Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island; all part of the Aleutian chain. Most Americans know that World...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-21/forgotten-battle-alaska
Neighbors
The Forgotten Battle for Alaska, part III: U.S. makes attempt to reclaim Attu

...Alaska during World War II. On the morning of May 11, 1943, a 34 ship convoy with 16,000 American troops invaded Attu Island. The troops had trained in California for action in the South Pacific and were ill trained and not properly clothed...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-04/forgotten-battle-alaska-part-iii-us
Neighbors
'Warriors' a portrait of Alaska Natives in combat

...Hunsaker presents through individual stories both real and imagined.The action shifts between two main settings: Attu island in 1943 and Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003. In each place, two Alaskan soldiers build a friendship in the midst of combat...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-26/warriors-portrait-alaska-natives-combat
Art
This week's Fireside Lecture to focus on Attu Island

...lead the next Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, scheduled for Jan. 18. Rudis will focus on Attu Island, and the continuing environmental damage being done to the area as a result of contaminants from World War II remains...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-01-17/weeks-fireside-lecture-focus-attu-island
Art
Douglas MacPherson Blanchard

...Railroad before being inducted into the US Army in April 1943. His stint in the Army took him to Nome, a winter on Attu Island, and over to Calcutta and Karachi. On his return, he worked summers on the Taku River for US Customs and Terrritory...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000169848471
Photo: A chat with the boss

...Fireman Michael Joseph speaks with President Bush on Christmas Eve from the Coast Guard Long Range Navigation Station on Attu Island. Every year the president calls members of each armed service to wish them a merry Christmas. The president spoke...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122804/sta_20041228009.shtml
News
A new book for Alaska bird watchers

...destination for birders. From the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean to the far-flung islands of the Bering Sea, from Attu Island at the westernmost end of the Aleutian Islands to Hyder, the most easterly town in Southeast, birders can be found...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021603/out_birdbook.shtml
Outdoors
This Day in History

...issues at In Alaska In 1912, work began on the Governor's Mansion in Juneau. In 1929, American Army troops landed on Attu Island, beginning a fierce battle to recapture the island from the Japanese. In 1972, U.S. Secretary of the Interior...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051107/sta_20070511023.shtml
News

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