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The forgotten battle for Alaska

...largely defensive, allowing the U.S. to concentrate on defeating Nazi Germany. The idea was to keep the Imperial Japanese Navy out of the eastern Pacific and away from shipping lanes to Australia. An interesting unanswered question is: If the Japanese...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-21/forgotten-battle-alaska
Neighbors
Best of the season's 39 bowl games

...no team will have a better one than San Diego State this bowl season. Playing in the Poinsettia Bowl, the Aztecs will face Navy just up the road at Qualcomm Stadium.Stanford will have a similarly-short drive, making the 15-mile-or-so trip to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-19/best-seasons-39-bowl-games
Sports
Navy makes it 13 in a row over Army 17-10

...The game was over, and it was time for Navy to celebrate its 13th straight victory...to give the winningest football coach in Navy history a free ride in the wake of a 17-10...tie with George Welsh for most wins at Navy. He also became the first to win his first...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-14/navy-makes-it-13-row-over-army-17-10
Sports
2014's finest films wield unique power

...Michelle Monaghan is an Army medic in Afghanistan, with a young son back in Texas. In "American Sniper," Bradley Cooper is a Navy SEAL marksman, a veteran of repeat tours in Iraq, with a wife and child back home (also Texas). Their struggles are palpable...

http://juneauempire.com/steven-rea/2014-12-18/2014s-finest-films-wield-unique-po
Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...already works closely with the U.S. Navy, and it makes sense in terms of efficiency...their agency within the Department of the Navy, but efficiency and security should take...inter-service rivalries.If the Department of the Navy is not a suitable home, the Coast Guard...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-16/empire-editorial-defend-coast-guard
Opinion
International search and rescue

...Those on the line include the South Korean deputy consulate general based in Anchorage, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy liaison in South Korea as well as some Department of Defense counterparts assisting with the P-3s. The U.S. state department...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/international-search-and-rescue
Local
USS Anchorage to retrieve Orion capsule at sea

...returns from its first orbit of the Earth, a Navy ship carrying the name of Alaska's largest...Monday for the retrieval mission, the Navy said in a release.Orion will be launched...USS Anchorage for the mission, and the Navy says divers will be in small boats to get...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-04
State
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen nominated for a Grammy Award

...there and in Juneau through 2003, when he accepted a position as electric guitar player in Country Current, the United States Navy's elite country-bluegrass band. He also played mandolin and fiddle in the group. He left the band in a few years later...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-05/frank-solivan-and-dirty-kitchen-nominated
Art
Chet William Shaw

...Tacoma, Washington, he spent the majority of his life in Alaska, residing primarily in Fairbanks and Juneau.He was a U.S. Navy veteran, spent six years as a commercial fisherman, and most recently worked as a laborer on the North Slope.His reverence...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173361079
Holiday movies offer quite the mix

...stories of a brilliant mathematician, an Olympic runner and a Navy SEAL sniper, among others. Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods...watchman Larry Daley."American Sniper" - Bradley Cooper stars as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in military history...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-13/holiday-movies-offer-quite-mix
Art

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