New housing to ease Coast Guard shortage

...a new Coast Guard Base Kodiak housing facility.Vice Admiral Charles Ray, the commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area; Captain Jeffrey Westling, the commander of Coast Guard Base Kodiak and Lars Wagner, the housing project manager, joined...
On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...rounded Cape Horn in 1497, more than half of his crew of 160 sailors had died.When Bering's expedition was stranded in the Commander Islands in the winter of 1741-42, scurvy - already a problem on board the ship - became even more serious, killing off...
Honoring Col. Van Winkle day... (and) the lieutenant commander trooped the line, walked the enlighten me.'"The lieutenant commander told Van Winkle that they must wear all...front of the platoon, the lieutenant commander got about 10 feet away, stopped and...
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...Air Force veteran's friends and family.Meador, flotilla commander for Coast Guard Auxiliary Sitka, had successfully worked...who donned his uniform as Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla commander to present the medal. "Knowing what it meant ... It was...
Stage is set for final battles

...The sea battle went on for two hours. Within the first 15 minutes, the British commander was killed. In a remarkable move of genius, the American Commander, Macdonough, winched around the flagship and delivered a fresh broadside into the...
Fledgling nation goes to war three American Forts and the city of Plattsburgh, the American ships Eagle, Saratoga, Ticonderoga, and Preble with Commander Thomas Macdonough in command, waited on what was to become one of the greatest naval battles fought in the War of 1812.
My Turn: Dan Sullivan: An Alaska Marine

...unit E Co., 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, and then again with D Company Anti-Terrorism Battalion. Dan was a company commander and I was a company first sergeant. Even though the Marine Corps Reserve unit changed names and missions over time, we all...
300: Rise of an Empire

Now Playing Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, Igal Naor Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Fort Wainwright has new commander

...Col. Sidney Zemp has taken over as commander at Fort Wainwright, Interior Alaska's...his first time serving as a garrison commander. His duties include overseeing the services...and military families.The former tank commander is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield...
Hezbollah commander killed outside home

BEIRUT - Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah commander after he parked his car in his apartment building's 2008 when Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah military commander, was killed by a bomb that ripped through his car in Damascus...


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