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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...
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...
Opinion | AK legislature
My Turn: Launching fiction from Kodiak

...aerospace industry.Since 1998, there have been 17 launches at KLC. All but one were paid for by the U.S. Department of Defense. The private sector has contributed almost nothing. On top of that, the feds have kicked in over $150 million...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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