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Honoring Col. Van Winkle

...one day... (and) the lieutenant commander trooped the line, walked the entire...to 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-24/honoring-col-van-winkle
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-24/my-turn-dan-sullivan-alaska-marine
Opinion
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

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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/sitka-man-gets-medal-6-decades-late
State
Guard mulls closing Kodiak golf course

...the last three years may lead the U.S. Coast Guard to close a golf course in Kodiak.The U.S. Coast Guard's base commander expects to make a final decision on the fate of the nine-hole Bear Valley Golf Course after this season, the Kodiak Daily...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-09/guard-mulls-closing-kodiak-golf-course
State
Today in History

...the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations.In 1950, President Harry S. Truman named Gen. Douglas MacArthur commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea. (Truman ended up sacking MacArthur for insubordination nine months later...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/today-history
Local
Helfinstine receives the Coast Guard Commander's Award for 35 Years of Civilian Service

...Helfinstine, the Bridge Program Administrator for the 17th Coast Guard District, was recently presented with the Coast Guard Commander's Award for 35 Years of Civilian Service. Of note includes 30 years with the Coast Guard in Alaska, 25 of which was recently...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-02/helfinstine-receives-coast-guard-co
Neighbors
Thousands flee Ukraine for Russia as truce nears end

...for their children and desperate to take them to safety.A commander at the rebel-controlled border post outside the city of...said they "hated Ukraine" and would not return.The rebel commander, who would give only his first name, Alexander, said the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/thousands-flee-ukraine-russia-truce-n
Not For Web
Abel takes controls of Alaska Coast Guard

...to Alaska from Boston where he most recently served as the commander of the First Coast Guard District."Our duty is simply put...from every mission," he added.The district's outgoing commander, Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, is heading to Washington...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-13/abel-takes-controls-alaska-coast-guard
State | Local
JDHS grad takes command of brigade

...and I've been a part of the brigade as a deputy commander for the last year, so I got to see it first hand...with the group won't be the typical two-year run as commander because the brigade is slated to inactivate when it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-22/jdhs-grad-takes-command-brigade
State | Local

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