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Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...the U.S. government since the creation of the Department of Defense. As part of the Homeland Security Act, authority...should the Coast Guard go? It belongs in the Department of Defense.Under the Defense Department, the Coast Guard...
Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

...attached to the larger National Defense Authorization Act, annual, must-pass legislation that guides the U.S. Department of Defense's spending. Wrapping the bills into the act was a more efficient way of pushing them through Congress, Murkowski...
Sealaska nears final land claim

...attached to the larger National Defense Authorization Act, annual, must-pass legislation that guides the U.S. Department of Defense's spending.Murkowski's announcement touted bicameral and bipartisan support for the Sealaska bill, which...
International search and rescue

...S. Navy liaison in South Korea as well as some Department of Defense counterparts assisting with the P-3s. The U...Russian Interpreter with the Air Force that the Department of Defense sent from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER...
Parnell won't pick new Guard leader

...failing victims - found that victims lacked confidence in the command.U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has asked the Department of Defense's inspector general to re-examine the evidence and conclusions it reached in investigating the guard. She...
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...articulates the U. S. government's strategic priorities for this vast untapped frontier. In quick succession, the Department of Defense too issued its Arctic Strategy document in November 2013 and its Arctic Roadmap in February 2014 to realize the...
Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

...chief of staff and Alaska's two U.S. senators before the release last month of the scathing report by the Department of Defense's Office of Complex Investigations.He told the newspaper there isn't much a legislative investigation could...
Former soldier says he reported allegations

...the Guard more than seven years before the federal Department of Defense issued a report detailing allegations of sexual...taken seriously until he met investigators from the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau. He said he was labeled a...
New JBER barracks a step up

...means two bedrooms with a bathroom, closets and a kitchenette, according to a 1995 statement from the U.S. Department of Defense."The days of footlocker-living with 60 or more of their closest friends - and sharing a bathroom with them...
My Turn: Hurray for Democrats! Hurray for Republicans! Love, your BFF, Big Money

...Big Corporations made out pretty well, too. In addition to support of the Vote No on 1 campaign, a perusal of Department of Defense military contractors since Sen. Murkowski's election shows numerous contracts to Alaska Native Corporation companies...


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