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Pentagon announces plan lifting transgender ban

...believed six months would be sufficient."The Defense Department's current regulations regarding transgender service...Pentagon among military chiefs, secretaries and Defense Department leaders, including one Monday involving Carter...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/pentagon-announces-plan-lifting-trans
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Army to slash Fort Richardson brigade by 2,600

...before our noses presented by Russia, China and North Korea."Sullivan said he was putting a hold on a senior Defense Department official who was scheduled to be confirmed Wednesday."I am extremely frustrated with today's decision," Sullivan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-10/army-slash-fort-richardson-brigade-2600
State
My Turn: Veterans Affairs still needs fixing

...has a financial problem ? a big problem in keeping that promise. At my request, the deputies to the top VA and Defense Department health officials came to Anchorage trying to sort this mess out. This week I was informed that solutions have been...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-21/my-turn-veterans-affairs-still-needs-
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Officials: 51 labs in 17 states may have received live anthrax

...received potentially live anthrax spores from the Defense Department over the past decade, and the number is likely...he said, as other batches of anthrax at four Defense Department labs are tested.The Centers for Disease Control...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-03/officials-51-labs-17-states-may-have-re
State
Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax

...Tennessee, New York, California and Virginia.The Defense Department, acting "out of an abundance of caution," has...investigation with the labs that received samples from the Defense Department, she said.Harben said all samples involved in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/military-mistakenly-shipped-live-anth
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Officials: Explosion cleanup done at Kodiak Launch Complex

...an external thermal protective cover interfered with the launch vehicles steering assembly.Officials said the Defense Department paid about $5 million to lease the complex.Officials said the damaged facilities are being prepared for repair...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-02/officials-explosion-cleanup-done-kodiak
State
Company plans new tech for mine near Ketchikan

...supply in the nation. It is used in the creation of wind energy projects as well as in defense technology.The Defense Department requires dysprosium to make magnets to be used in the building of drones. The element advances drone technology...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/company-plans-new-tech-mine-near-ketchi
State
Ex-acting adjutant general to retire from National Guard

...investigation. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has written to the inspectors general for the U.S. Defense Department and Army, as well as to the National Guard Bureau, asking that they cooperate with Collins. Richards said he...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-06/ex-acting-adjutant-general-retire-natio
State
Obamacare targeted in GOP compromise budget OK'd by House

...by $38 billion by padding off-budget war accounts.Obama insists he'll block Republicans from boosting the Defense Department's budget unless they agree to relief for domestic programs as well. The Pentagon and domestic agencies alike...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/obamacare-targeted-gop-compromise-bud
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Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget

...known as sequestration. The House is more generous and would make it easy to deliver the additional money to the Defense Department.But Senate budget hawks such as Pat Toomey, R-Pa., have insisted on a procedural hurdle that would force...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-21/talks-begin-capitol-hill-budget
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