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Fourth of July Happenings

...The Brave. Grand marshals: Lt. Col K. Steve Sztuk, WWII; Petty Officer First Class Jeremy Frank, Afghanistan; Master Sgt Kevin Hassin, Iraq; AE3 Tom Dawson, Vietnam. Details: Fourth of...
National Guardsmen deploy to Middle East

...six-month deployment in the Middle East.Before deploying, they will spend a month training at Fort Bliss, Texas, Chief Master Sgt. Keith Wilson said in a statement.The 176th's personnel will join other Guard, Reserve and active-duty soldiers...
Pimp of prostitute killed by Marine pleads guilty

...across state lines to engage in prostitution.Harris was a day shy of her 29th birthday when she was killed by Marine Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby.Honolulu police said surveillance footage showed Cosby and Harris meeting outside a bar and kissing...
Juneau 4th of July Parade Grand Marshals named

...Petersburg who moved to Juneau with family in 1947. Dawson served three tours in Vietnam between 1966-1969.? Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Hassin, an Iraq war veteran during Operation Desert Shield/Storm who retired in 2012 after 24 years of service...
Judge tosses widow's lawsuit in military plane crash

...Capt. Jeffrey Hill, 31; Maj. Aaron "Zippy" Malone, 36; Maj. Michael Freyholtz, 34; and Dayton's husband, Master Sgt. Thomas Cicardo, 47.An Air Force probe found the pilots ignored a stall warning system and used incorrect procedures...
Remembering the chaos of war's end

...helicopters were coming for them to board.A couple of hours passed. No choppers."They literally forgot about us," said Master Sgt. Juan Valdez, now 77, of Oceanside, California, who was the detachment commander. "Everybody was in their own...
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4 guardsmen awarded Bronze Star Medals

...service on overseas missions.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Maj. Matthew Komatsu, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Barendregt, Master Sgt. Kyle Minshew were honored for efforts Sept. 14, 2012.Insurgents attacked Camp Bastion in Afghanistan...
Hunter rescued after bear mauling in the Brooks Range

...saving the man's life."He was able to decrease the blood loss and maintain life until help could arrive," said Master Sgt. Armando Soria, a search and rescue controller with the coordination center. "He provided expert care with limited...
AK village relocation hits snag when ship runs aground

...during peacetime, troops are ready for the intricate juggling and logistical challenges involved in times of war, said Master Sgt. Mike Schenck, IRT chief for Reserve Marine logistics. He has worked summers on the Mertarvik project since 2009...
Haines man selected to participate in Presidential Inaugural Parade

...The band is led by Leader and Commander Col. Thomas H. Palmatier of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and the Drum Major is Master Sgt. Scott A. Little, of Marshfield, Md.The U.S. Armed Forces have participated in the inauguration of the president...


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