More bang for a buck after Halloween this: a portion of Halloween goodies collected by children over the holiday are then offered as donations sent to U.S. troops at home and abroad. In this case, Tingey paid $1 per pound of candy turned in.The concept, first initiated by Operation...
Remembering the Hoonah Boys

...service after Sept. 11. Strangers on the street approach them now to shake their hands."Guys like us, we support combat troops, that's why we won the war," Horton said.? Stephanie Shor can be contacted at
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Alaska Science Forum: Twenty weeks through the heart of Alaska

...these resourceful people if conflicts arose similar to recent skirmishes with the Cheyenne, Comanche and Sioux, Allen said the troops should be like the men who, unknown to him, would soon flood the country: "Each man should be chosen for his obedience...
My Turn: First hand experience with Parnell

...individuals, employers, and organizations to say, "we support the troops." It is quite another to truly feel that support as the service...but that does not necessarily translate to "we support the troops." Would Governor Parnell truly support me if I deployed with...
War, Murkowski topics in Senate debate

...which Sullivan agrees with.The two went back and forth on what constitutes combat troops. Sullivan said troops conducting air strikes are combat troops. Begich said he supports air strikes but not U.S. forces on the ground in an offensive...
Senate candidates vie for veterans' votes outsized share of the population in Alaska, where 1 in 10 residents has served in the military and an additional 35,000 troops are stationed at one of the state's numerous military facilities.They may seem like natural supporters of Sullivan, who...
Letter: Begich Enables Obama

...behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq." In a debate with Mitt Romney, he said it was his decision to remove our troops. When it became evident it was a mistake, he said it was Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki's decision. He over-ruled his military...
Today in history

...statement, aid worker Margaret Hassan, kidnapped in Baghdad, begged the British government to help save her by withdrawing its troops from Iraq, saying these "might be my last hours." (Hassan was apparently killed by her captors a month later.) President...
My Turn: Parnell ignored Guard sexual assaults the men and women who have volunteered to shoulder the responsibility of national security. This is how we support the troops.? J. Pastrick has lived in Alaska for 21 years and prior to enlisting in the Alaska National Guard she served in the U...
My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...citizens, he came to realize it was a foreign policy blunder. He knows it was Bush who negotiated the 2012 withdrawal of U.S. troops that opened the door for ISIS. Plus he reaches farther back by recalling how "American support for dictators, from the Shah...


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