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Paratroopers fill the skies over JBER

...hostile enemy territory."It's the first time we've done a large operation like this in four years," said brigade commander Col. Matt McFarlane after monitoring the June 5 jump from the landing zone."Operation Spartan Reach" included more...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-17/paratroopers-fill-skies-over-jber
State
First comes leave, then comes baby

...dates scheduled, a big increase from the usual rate of 40 births per month, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Commander Col. Dennis LeMaster said.To prepare, the hospital has doubled its usual number of beds for expecting mothers to 20...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-03/first-comes-leave-then-comes-baby
State
Haines man selected to participate in Presidential Inaugural Parade

...Army Ceremonial Band, the U.S. Army Concert Band, and the U.S. Army Blues. The band is led by Leader and Commander Col. Thomas H. Palmatier of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and the Drum Major is Master Sgt. Scott A. Little, of Marshfield...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-01-20/haines-man-selected-participate-pre
Neighbors
Fire threatens to cross river east of Fairbanks

...North Star Borough.The fire began in June 25 during a U.S. Army artillery exercise.Fort Wainwright's garrison commander, Col. Ron Johnson, told residents gathered at a weekend community meeting that training occurred during a period when...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-09/fire-threatens-cross-river-east-fairban
State
Alaska-based troops making progress in Afghanistan war

...Richardson is seven months into a one-year deployment in Afghanistan. In a teleconference Friday with reporters, the commander, Col. Michael Howard, says the brigade has made progress in protecting civilians from insurgents. Howard says the brigade...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102009/sta_506846413.shtml
Strykers Honor Fallen Comrades

...easily focus on the death of these great Americans, we choose to celebrate how they lived," said the brigade's commander, Col. Michael Shields. "This group of warriors consisted of hunters, fishermen, outdoorsmen, mountain climbers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121406/sta_20061214001.shtml
News
Civil Air Patrol aids in Home Land Defense mission

...agencies in an ever-increasing role in Home Land Defense. During the week of Feb. 11, 2002, the Alaska Wing Commander, Col. Robert Broullette, traveled to Juneau to speak with the Alaska State Legislators and the 17th Coast Guard District...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022702/Nei_capplanes.shtml
Neighbors
Army to fence Fort Richardson

...of Muldoon. At an information meeting for neighborhood residents the second week of December, Army Alaska garrison commander Col. Donna Boltz drew applause for the decision. "People just felt she really bent over backwards to work with the community...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010306/sta_20060103011.shtml
News
Army plan for training complex irks Delta residents

...the final assessment that will be released Tuesday. Because of the concern in the community, Army Alaska Garrison Commander Col. Fred Lehman drove to Delta Junction Friday morning and met with city officials to alert them about the decision and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/063003/sta_trainingarea.shtml
News
State Briefs

...a deployment in the desert of Oman. The 50 members of the 168th Air Refueling Wing returned home Wednesday. Wing commander Col. Tim Scott said a U.S. Air Force directive aims to have guard and reserve units deactivated by the end of September...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082202/sta_briefs.shtml
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