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The Forgotten Battle for Alaska, part III: U.S. makes attempt to reclaim Attu

...ship convoy with 16,000 American troops invaded Attu Island. The troops had trained in California for action in the South Pacific and were ill trained and not properly clothed or supplied for work in Alaska. The leadership at the highest level...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-04/forgotten-battle-alaska-part-iii-us
Neighbors
New Year's Eve events

...Eve party will feature dance music from the Thunder Mountain Big Band and the Mis' Ain't Behavin' Trio. Enjoy South Pacific style complimentary hors d'oeuvres with a chocolate fountain, along with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-25/new-years-eve-events
Art
Robert Schroth

...could persuade his Mom to sign, he joined the Navy in 1944, went to a Marine training camp then stationed in the South Pacific. All our armed forces in WWII were called the "Greatest Generation." On the troop ship headed for Tokyo, his hero...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173559301
Will climate change move Alaska, South Pacific residents?

The Juneau World Affairs Council is hosting a talk on climate change with Robin Bronen, Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-31/will-climate-change-move-alaska-sout
Outdoors
Juneau Jazz & Classics Winter Series announced

...popular annual event featuring the Thunder Mountain Big Band with the Mis' Ain't Behavin' Trio. The evening includes South Pacific-style complimentary hors d'oeuvres with a chocolate fountain, along with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-04/juneau-jazz-classics-winter-series-announ
Art
Around Town for Tuesday, Nov. 5

...serrc.org/tlc/classes-job-training/computer-trainingJWAC lecture: 'Will People in Alaska and the South Pacific be Forced to Relocate? -The Human Rights Implications of Climate Change and Population Displacement' with Robin...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-05/around-town-tuesday-nov-5
Local
Francis John Parsons

...Aleutians, and later took to deep water, sailing on freighters and tankers in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and South Pacific. He was awarded service ribbons for those war zones, plus the Combat Bar, and by the war's end had obtained an...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173291173
Effort underway across state to get out the Native vote

...involved in elections for as long as she can remember."In fact, I was in the Peace Corps in a remote island in the South Pacific, and I voted absentee. So yes, I (pride) myself on my voting history," Obed told KUAC.There is a huge population...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-15/effort-underway-across-state-get-out-na
State
Army rocket explodes after taking off

...flight test of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon on Nov. 17, 2011, flew the weapon from Hawaii to Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific.The test Monday was designed to enhance previous ground testing, modeling and simulation, Schumann said. Traveling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/army-rocket-explodes-after-taking
State
Wettest summer on record in Fairbanks

...had such a wet summer. Though much has been made of this year's El Nino, a cycle of warm ocean currents in the south Pacific, Alaska Fire Service meteorologist Sharon Alden said its effect on Alaska is relatively small, especially in summer...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/wettest-summer-record-fairbanks
State

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