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Soldier mauled by bear at base in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska National Guard soldier was mauled by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base, officials said.The female brown bear was defending her two cubs when it mauled the Alaska Army National Guard soldier...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/soldier-mauled-bear-base-alaska
State
Soldier mauled by bear was wearing Army protective gear

...wearing a combat helmet and other protective gear when he was attacked by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base, officials said Monday.Sgt. Lucas Wendeborn of Valdez is being treated for puncture wounds and lacerations after the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-22/soldier-mauled-bear-was-wearing-army-pr
State
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...was established in 1942 and is given to military service members who distinguish themselves...the records from A to P at the U.S. military records center in St. Louis, Missouri...authorized a Medal for Humane Action for all military personnel who helped with the Berlin...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/sitka-man-gets-medal-6-decades-late
State
Death Notice: Thomas A. Westvang

Thomas A. WestvangThomas A. Westvang died July 8, 2014 at the age of 73.Westvang served in the U.S. military/Navy from 1958 to 1961. He worked for Reliable Transfer as a freight truck driver. He was also a farmer and cowboy. He was...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-07-18/death-notice-thomas-westvang
Death Notices
Alaska's military sites vulnerable to climate change

...on the effects of climate change on U.S. military installations included four Alaska military sites or complexes studied for vulnerabilities...had found that climate change could affect military readiness and result in heavy spending at...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-07/alaskas-military-sites-vulnerable-clima
State
My Turn: 'Eye for an eye' shows neither strength or courage

...as it should be.According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, through July 12 Israel's military strikes killed 168 Palestinians. Among them were 133 civilians, 33 of whom were children. In Israel, Haaretz reported one...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-16/my-turn-eye-eye-shows-neither-strengt
Opinion
Summer books roundup

...interest to Alaska readers. An Amazon best-seller, the book tells the story of a 20-year effort to uncover the truth about military sonar and its effects on the planet's whales. "Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster" by Angela...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/summer-books-roundup
Art
Military identifies 17 killed in '52 crash

...the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska...in glacier ice have been identified, military officials said Wednesday.The Department...to their families for burial with full military honors.The first believed burial is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-19/military-identifies-17-killed-52-crash
State
Obama: US sending military advisers to Iraq

WASHINGTON - Edging back into a military role in Iraq, President Barack Obama...Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgency...possibility of "targeted and precise military action" in the future. He said the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/obama-us-sending-military-advisers-ir
Not For Web
My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...factions within the government and the military over how to deal with the Iraq's Ba'ath...who preferred to purge them from the military and civil service and rebuild those institutions...service officers and the leadership of the military were all Ba'ath Party members. The...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-10/my-turn-invading-iraq-wasnt-our-worst
Opinion

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