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Army to slash Fort Richardson brigade by 2,600

...troop reductions reflect the Administration's worldview of what the Army should be, I do not believe that the Department of Defense's decision adhered to the Senate's defense guidance in the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-10/army-slash-fort-richardson-brigade-2600
State
Anchorage mayor says JBER to lose 2,600 positions

...capabilities and the ability to respond in the Asia-Pacific theater.Anchorage's new mayor says he's contacted the Department of Defense to investigate local aid options and to analyze the impact from the loss of 2,600 positions. He also plans to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-09/anchorage-mayor-says-jber-lose-2600-pos
State
Federal VA health program jeopardizes Alaska system

...The VA has responded by agreeing to work with Alaska officials to fund the state-level partnerships with Department of Defense and tribal health facilities at least through the end of September.Shawn Bransky, interim associate director...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-21/federal-va-health-program-jeopardizes-a
State
WWII Ft. Rousseau site due for cleanup

...Rousseau high on the list of remediation sites."Because of many of these factors it gets more attention from the Department of Defense," Sorum said.The other locations in need of work on the Causeway include a 13-cubic-yard section on Nevski...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/wwii-ft-rousseau-site-due-cleanup
State
My Turn: Widespread abuse stems from attitude

...Sean Parnell. He didn't help himself by saying he only recently learned of the problem when he requested the Department of Defense investigate the matter. And his blanket denial of news media requests for related documents made it easy to suspect...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-19/my-turn-widespread-abuse-stems-attitu
Opinion
Sen. Murkowski proposing Alaska amendments to national defense bill

...Act - annual legislation that guides the U.S. Department of Defense's spending - centered around Arctic policy, hunting...everyone."Her amendments "would require the Department of Defense to explain how its budget advances the Pentagon's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-09/sen-murkowski-proposing-alaska-amendmen
State
Tribal leaders and fishermen protest military plans

...Indo-Asia-Pacific region.Tribal members say they aren't against the military, but they're hoping to meet with the Department of Defense about finding a different underwater location for the training."The ocean is like our blood," said Tom Lance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-01/tribal-leaders-and-fishermen-protest-mi
State
Astronaut Steve Swanson's visit excites Ketchikan students

...fishermen and recreationists are out there able to do it safely and securely."Alaska is remote, and from the Department of Defense standpoint, when we talk about the morale programming, Alaska doesn't get a ton of it due to its remote nature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-25/astronaut-steve-swansons-visit-excites-
State
Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...established before 1977, Native corporation selections, the Annette Island Reserve, and land controlled by the Department of Defense or the Alaska Power Administration."By an overwhelming 137,633 to 50,791 vote, Alaskans said yes, the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-09/empire-editorial-hb-115-political-stu
Opinion | AK legislature
My Turn Alaska needs Aerospace Corp. more than ever

...S. 26.27.090)For 15 years, we were not particularly imaginative and somewhat content having a single Department of Defense military customer dominate launch site activity and revenue creation. That was the aerospace world back then...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-25/my-turn-alaska-needs-aerospace-corp-m
Opinion

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