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Former soldier says he reported allegations

...cover-ups.But his superiors failed to act on his concerns, Lt. Col. Kenneth Blaylock told KTUU. So in 2010, Blaylock summarized...lack detail, and that we are unable to verify," wrote Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead. "There are a broad range of requests...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-13/former-soldier-says-he-reported-allegat
State
My Turn: Parnell ignored Guard sexual assaults

...whistleblowers, the chaplains took this step at risk to their own careers.Other whistleblowers and victims followed. Lt. Col. Kenneth Blalock was a whistleblower in Recruitment and Retention - one of the pits of vice in Parnell's National Guard...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-14/my-turn-parnell-ignored-guard-sexual-
Opinion
New JBER barracks a step up

...facility, Morgan said.Once it's opened, all soldiers remaining in older or temporary barracks will move in, said Lt. Col. John Lantz, the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron commander.But just how many soldiers will be left in 2015 to move in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/new-jber-barracks-step
State
Budget crunch idles Guard units across US

...try to get done at the end of the month, said spokesman Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht."All the ammo, all the food...going to cause a little bit of discomfort for some," said Lt. Col. Greg Heilshorn.Drills have been postponed and pay delayed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/budget-crunch-idles-guard-units-across-
State
Israel withdraws most of its troops from Gaza

...3,000 rockets into Israel during what has turned into the bloodiest round of fighting ever between the two enemies.Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman, confirmed the bulk of ground troops had been pulled out of Gaza after...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-04/israel-withdraws-most-its-troops-gaza
Not For Web
Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

...fighting. At the time of the incident, witnesses said they were being urged to evacuate because of nearby clashes.Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, said Sunday that a military probe shows that "a single errant mortar landed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-28/gaza-war-rages-despite-pledge-hamas-i
Not For Web
My Turn: Dan Sullivan: An Alaska Marine

As someone who has known and served with Lt. Col. Dan Sullivan in the United States Marine Corps Reserve...and the state of Alaska as a United States Senator than Lt. Col. Dan Sullivan. I encourage Begich to apologize to the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-24/my-turn-dan-sullivan-alaska-marine
Opinion
Honoring Col. Van Winkle

...aircraft. He always reaches out to old friends, current military and veterans in the places he visits. Ret. Marine Lt. Col. Pat Carothers, who grew up with Van Winkle in Juneau and played an integral role in having the memorial for Van Winkle...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-24/honoring-col-van-winkle
Local
JDHS grad takes command of brigade

Juneau's own Lt. Col. Andrew Koloski has worked his way up the Army's ranks since graduating from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1988, and now he's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-22/jdhs-grad-takes-command-brigade
State | Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to Army Lt. Col. Andrew Koloski. The Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly have followed Koloski, a Juneau-Douglas graduate, through the years...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-23/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion

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