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JPD drug take nears Anchorage levels

...heroin.Statewide, the troopers' drug unit seized 22 pounds of heroin, a figure down from 2013. Lt. Rex Leath, deputy commander of the troopers' drug unit, told Alaska Dispatch News that troopers focused on smaller dealers in 2014. Heroin...
JDHS grad takes command of brigade

...outstanding accomplishments and achievements for the last two years, and I've been a part of the brigade as a deputy commander for the last year, so I got to see it first hand."His stint with the group won't be the typical two-year...
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All gave some, some gave all

...our armed forces have defended freedom at home and abroad while risking their lives," Commander Patrick Hilbert, deputy commander for Coast Guard surface operations in Southeast Alaska, told the crowd. "And, sadly many of these men and women...
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Parnell names acting Public Safety commissioner

...department for 16 years. He transferred to the Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement in 2005, serving as deputy commander. A year later, he was promoted and assigned as the commander of the agency, where he served until December 2010...
Purple Heart award arrives 70 years late

...death and one month after his return, the long-lost Purple Heart made its way home. Col. Mark Freitag, the Deputy Commander of U.S. Army Alaska presented Terry with the medal at VFW 3629 in Fairbanks."It made me feel like I have a...
Coast Guard cutter skipper retires

...I just did not know it would be the final assignment of my career," Cawthorn said.Rear Adm. Charles Ray, deputy commander of the Pacific Area, traveled from California to preside at the ceremony. Ray spoke to Cawthorn's leadership...
Volunteers provide bird's eye view of derby

...should someone radio for help.A Civil Air Patrol volunteer for the past seven years and now the squadron's deputy commander and operations officer, MacDonald has volunteered to fly over the derby for the past four years. He has never had...
Troopers investigate village death as homicide

...had no law enforcement present on the island ... until the troopers came. Everybody's a suspect out there."Deputy Commander of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation's Major Crimes Unit Rex Leath said he could not provide details surrounding...
14-year-old being held as suspect in Kake homicide

...connection to the death of a 13-year-old girl in Kake, according to authorities investigating the homicide.Deputy Commander of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation's Major Crimes Unit Rex Leath said in an online dispatch that a 14-year-old...
Fairbanks borough to resume recycling

...borough and Eielson's contractor to press ahead," said Lt. Col. Allan Wieder, the 354th's Mission Group deputy commander. Dan Schwietert, R&D's operations manager, said the company had been collecting paper waste from Eielson and...


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