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Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

...is pretty tapped," said Rob Allen, the deputy incident commander for the fires around the Cascade Mountain resort town of Chelan...morning and work a full day, said Allen, the deputy incident commander."It's hot. It's dirty," said Allen, who usually...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/massive-blazes-across-dry-west-drain-
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Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 pct.

...they feel that stress on them, and it's not getting better," said Air Force Maj. Gen. J.D. Harris, Jr., vice commander of Air Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. "There's just not enough of the Air Force to go around."The civilian...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/pentagon-plans-increase-drone-flights
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Top general: US should consider embedding troops in Iraq

...and spoke at length about Iraq and his frustrations as a commander who spent three long tours there only to see the country plunge...Division during the 2003 invasion and serving as the top military commander in the country from 2008-2010."It is frustrating to look...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-12/top-general-us-should-consider-embed
Regional News
Email troubles persisting, Clinton camp reassures backers

...able to tell the truth; this is something that has put national security at risk and highly questions her ability to be the commander in chief of the United States."Clinton's campaign said she would turn over the server just hours after she wrapped up...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-13/email-troubles-persisting-clinton-cam
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Ex-US commander: Take nuke missiles off high alert

...Taking U.S. and Russian missiles off high alert could keep a possible cyberattack from starting a nuclear war, a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces says, but neither country appears willing to increase the lead-time to prepare the weapons for...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/ex-us-commander-take-nuke-missiles-hi
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Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

...Christian Ferry, Graham's campaign manager, said Trump "continues to show hourly that he is ill-prepared to be commander in chief."Trump also ordered the American flags on his U.S. properties to be lowered, an act he said was to honor the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-22/trump-gop-feud-escalates-after-rival-
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Little known 1 year after airliner shot down

...admitted to downing the plane. Just minutes after the crash, a posting appeared on the social media account of then-rebel commander Igor Girkin, saying that the rebels had shot down a Ukrainian An-26 transport plane and it crashed in the same area as...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-17/little-known-1-year-after-airliner-sh
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Pentagon announces plan lifting transgender ban

...serve in the active-duty military and the reserves, often in secret but in many cases with the knowledge of their unit commander or peers."Obviously this isn't finished, but Secretary Carter's clear statement of intent means that transgender service...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/pentagon-announces-plan-lifting-trans
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Soldotna dedicates Purple Heart monument

...Military Order of the Purple Heart Regional Commander Preston "Nick" Nelson with generating...his position as a Purple Heart regional commander made it difficult for him to schedule time for the ceremony.State Purple Heart Commander Ron Siebels came from Anchorage to attend...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/soldotna-dedicates-purple-heart-monumen
State
Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure killed in US strike in Yemen

...its top ideologue and a senior military commander. The U.S. has intensified its campaign...targeted an al-Qaida-linked militant commander, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who led a 2013...have killed the group's top military commander Nasr al-Ansi, its most senior religious...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-17/al-qaidas-no-2-figure-killed-us-strik
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