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Military set to open combat jobs to women

...discuss the internal debate.Even if Marine leaders object, they are likely to meet resistance from senior Navy and Defense Department officials who want the military to be united on this issue.Undercutting the Marines' reservations is that Special...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/military-set-open-combat-jobs-women
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VA secretary pays tribute to WWII Alaska Native militia

...earlier by Congress that had recognized the territorial guard service as federal active duty.At the time, the Defense Department said an analysis of the law determined the service no longer counted toward the military's 20-year minimum for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/va-secretary-pays-tribute-wwii-alaska-n
State
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
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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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-
Opinion
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
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/2015-04-03/explosion-cleanup-done-kodiak-launch-co
State
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
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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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
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