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Letter: Ring a bell, wear a red poppy and honor vets

In 1915, during the second battle of Ypres, Lt. Col. John McCrae was burying a close friend, Alexis Helmer, who had been killed during the battle. He saw how poppies quickly grew...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-11-11/letter-ring-bell-wear-red-poppy-and-h
Letters
Military in Burkina Faso confirms coup

...force," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.Speaking on state TV and radio early Thursday, Lt. Col. Mamadou Bamba said the country's transitional government was dissolved and the interim president was no longer in...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-18/military-burkina-faso-confir
Nation and World
Drilling sickens people, ruins crops in Thailand

...they said educated people took advantage of them," said Lt. Col. Napasit Pongwarapisarn, the provincial military chief...said he was summoned to Maha Sarakham's city hall by Lt. Col. Napasit to sign an agreement forbidding criticism of...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-15/drilling-sickens-people-ruin
Nation and World
At National Guard reunion, veterans reminisce, swap stories

...I haven't seen him in years," he said, giving the man sitting next to him at a table, State Command Chaplain Lt. Col. Rick Koch, a friendly pat on the back. "It's good to see my comrades again."Thursday evening was the fourth...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-02/national-guard-reunion-veterans-reminis
Local
Fort Wainwright band on list of Army cuts

...75 soldiers are to be cut in Fairbanks, where three dozen professional musicians make up the 9th Army Band.Spokesman Lt. Col. Alan Brown said Thursday that he had heard previous discussions about reorganizing the band, but had not heard about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-12/fort-wainwright-band-list-army-cuts
State
Band at Fort Wainwright on Army cuts list

...soldiers are to be cut in Fairbanks, where three-dozen professional musicians make up the 9th Army Band.Spokesman Lt. Col. Alan Brown said Thursday that he had heard previous discussions about reorganizing the band, but had not heard about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-10/band-fort-wainwright-army-cuts-list
State
Fourth of July Happenings

...5th Street downtown. July 4 Juneau Fourth Of July Parade, 11 a.m. Theme: Home Of The Brave. Grand marshals: Lt. Col K. Steve Sztuk, WWII; Petty Officer First Class Jeremy Frank, Afghanistan; Master Sgt Kevin Hassin, Iraq; AE3 Tom...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-01/fourth-july-happenings
Art
Military conducting large exercise over the state

...the readiness of the nation's troops and isn't in response to any increased tensions with any other nation, said Lt. Col. Tim Bobinsky, who is helping lead the exercise.Northern Edge is normally held every two years, but this is the first...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/military-conducting-large-exercise-over
State
Sheriff: Two men fire at soldiers; none hurt

...training facility. The facility is secure and all personnel accounted for and unharmed, the guard said in a news release.Lt. Col. Christian Patterson said the shots were fired from a fringe road that runs along the eastern side of the base."We...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-05/sheriff-two-men-fire-soldiers-none-hu
Not For Web
Teen survives plane crash in mountains, hikes to safety

...stayed at the hospital overnight and was expected to be released Tuesday."It's a miracle, no question about it," Lt. Col. Jeffrey Lustick of the Civil Air Patrol told reporters, saying he has spent 30 years in search and rescue. "Moments...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/teen-survives-plane-crash-mountains-h
Not For Web

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