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Another battle of Okinawa

...Japan in a dispute over a military base in Okinawa. This island prefecture hosts three-quarters...sadder history than those we planted in Okinawa. In 1945, Japan was of course a defeated...simply took over their military bases. But Okinawa was an independent kingdom until Japan...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051010/opi_637078807.shtml
Opinion
Honoring Col. Van Winkle

...this week began about 59 years ago in Okinawa, Japan, when he was 19 year-old Marine...serving in the Vietnam War, again in Okinawa, at Camp Sukiran. By this time, Seymour...Marine Corps.'"After that meeting in Okinawa, the men never saw each other again...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-24/honoring-col-van-winkle
Local
My Turn: Who are Begich and Sullivan fighting for?

...our nation's surveillance programs. They are also demanding changes to the U.S. drug war polices there. On Japan's Okinawa Island, 40 percent of the people want the U.S. Military bases closed. And people from the Middle East all the way to Pakistan...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-14/my-turn-who-are-begich-and-sullivan-f
Opinion
Sen. Wielechowski plans bill aimed at service member PFDs

...session.Ross' father, attorney Wayne Anthony Ross, said the issue needs to be addressed. He said his son is stationed in Okinawa and intends to return to Alaska to live after his service ends. Ross said his son sees the current situation as a "slap in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-03/sen-wielechowski-plans-bill-aimed-servi
State
How will parties deepen Japan-US alliance?

...alliance and easing the burden placed on Okinawa Prefecture as a host of U.S. military...possible efforts to reduce the burden on Okinawa (Prefecture) in line with the Japan-U...relocated to the Henoko district in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture. Prime Minister Naoto Kan...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071310/opi_675336830.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...from complications from colon cancer. He was born Jan. 13, 1954, in Kubodaria, Japan, and lived in Japan, Germany, Okinawa and many points in the United States. Adamson wrote, "That's right, he was a military brat and he did it on the taxpayer's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040801/Loc_obits.shtml
Obituary

...22, 1926, in Unga, Alaska. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944, serving in the Pacific Theater and the invasion of Okinawa, where he earned the Bronze Star with V Device and the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged in December 1946. He earned...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012601/Com_Obit.html
Comm
A memoir for Veterans Day

...wound up seeing action from Saipan to Okinawa, and was part of the occupation forces...shaken by reliving the combat he had seen. Okinawa was the worst. He said from April 1-18...ship was sunk, hit by five kamikazes off Okinawa. He said he pleaded for information and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110905/nei_20051109022.shtml
Neighbors
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...22, 1926, in Unga, Alaska. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944, serving in the Pacific Theater and the invasion of Okinawa, where he earned the Bronze Star with V Device and the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged in December 1946. He earned...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012601/Com_Obit.shtml
Stealth fighter jets headed to Alaska

...Virginia to the southern Japanese island of Okinawa for three months of training earlier this...Alaska-based planes to visit, Hester said. Okinawa, where the jets could repeat this year's...even one F-22. Hester praised the Okinawa deployment for showing the U.S. commitment...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061907/sta_20070619009.shtml
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