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My Turn: A dissenting view of Veterans Day

...serious decisions. Before he became president, George W. Bush was one such officer. Questionable or not, his National Guard duty didn't prepare for him understanding the consequences of sending troops to war. And it may be why he still...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-13/my-turn-dissenting-view-veterans-day
Opinion
My Turn: How can we celebrate Dr. Walter Soboleff Day?

...weekly "Tlingit News," a broadcast of news and current events translated into Tlingit.Soboleff joined the Alaska National Guard in 1951 and served a full military career in the guard, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1971. He joined the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-13/my-turn-how-can-we-celebrate-dr-walte
Opinion
Army blimp breaks loose, drifts over Pa.

...it floated away, aviation officials feared it would endanger air traffic, and two F-16s were scrambled from a National Guard base in New Jersey to track it. But there was never any intention of shooting it down, said Navy Capt. Scott Miller...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-29/army-blimp-breaks-loose-drif
Nation and World
Fishing lodge's floatplane crashes; 3 dead

...Rainbow King Lodge, which owned the plane, Johnson said. Calls to the business went unanswered.The Alaska Air National Guard flew five of the more seriously injured survivors to Anchorage. The five were first flown to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-15/fishing-lodges-floatplane-crashes-3-dea
State
Searchers look for flood victims in Utah town

...who was sent to the town, called it one of the worst-weather related tragedies in state history and said the Utah National Guard will send troops.Chris and Lydia Wyler of Hildale said heavy rainfall usually draws spectators who love to splash...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-16/searchers-look-flood-victims
Nation and World
National Guard rescues 3 from Cook Inlet mudflats

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska National Guard rescued three people Friday who were stranded on the mudflats in Cook Inlet after their boat began to take on water.The guard...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-11/national-guard-rescues-3-cook-inlet-mud
State
Preliminary report released in Knik Arm small plane crash

...responders were searching the area about 20 minutes after Fairbanks called for help.The plane was found, but the Air National Guard announced Saturday that it was suspending the search for Hooper and Fairbanks.The report says it took about nine...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-13/preliminary-report-released-knik-arm-sm
State
Calmer weather helps crews fighting Western wildfires

...mobilized the military since 2006.A look at conditions:___WASHINGTONMore crews, including some from the Washington National Guard, were being mobilized as several large fires threatened homes in the Chelan area in central Washington.The blazes...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/calmer-weather-helps-crews-fighting-w
Not For Web
Preliminary report out in Knik Arm plane crash

...responders were searching the area about 20 minutes after Fairbanks called for help.The plane was found, but the Air National Guard announced Saturday that it was suspending the search for Hooper and Fairbanks.The report said it took about nine...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-14/preliminary-report-out-knik-arm-plane-c
State
VA secretary pays tribute to WWII Alaska Native militia

...in to watch over the 586,000-square-mile territory, which was vulnerable to further attack with the Alaska National Guard already pressed into federal service.The militia disbanded with little fanfare in March 1947, almost two years...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/va-secretary-pays-tribute-wwii-alaska-n
State

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