In memory of Merrill's Marauder Matsumoto

...he'd done as one of Merrill's Marauders. He was a hero," she said. "I had no idea."He enlisted in the U.S. Military in 1942 while held at an Internment Camp in Arkansas."Dad said he didn't like being in camp. By joining the...
My Turn: Vote 'no' for Alaska's long-term future

...long-term view of economic investment in Alaska will compel many military retirees to say "no" to Ballot Measure 1. The U.S. military is experiencing the most substantial draw-down since the Cold War era. It is time for many to retire. Retiring...
Sitka man gets medal, 6 decades late

...said of his medal. "They never did."It didn't help that a fire had destroyed the records from A to P at the U.S. military records center in St. Louis, Missouri."That posed a problem," he said.Perensovich got on with his life...
Death Notice: Thomas A. Westvang

Thomas A. WestvangThomas A. Westvang died July 8, 2014 at the age of 73.Westvang served in the U.S. military/Navy from 1958 to 1961. He worked for Reliable Transfer as a freight truck driver. He was also a farmer and cowboy. He was...
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Afghanistan vet honored as troops head to Iraq

...ceremony.President Barack Obama walked from the briefing room, where he had just announced plans to send up to 300 U.S. military advisers into Iraq, to the East Room, where he praised retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter's instinctive...
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Congress worries Iraq crisis could be repeated in Afghanistan

...decisions, their military, their new leadership that will be coming in as a result of their new government."The U.S. military mission in Iraq ended in December 2011 after eight years of war that cost hundreds of billions of dollars and more...
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Alaska Editorial: Senate event sees meaningful contrasts among contenders.

...Miller told the crowd at the debate that he rejects the long-standing policy of nation building overseas by the U.S. military, saying that America has had little success in bringing freedoms like those enjoyed at home to other countries...
7.9 quake in Aleutians spawns small tsunami

...building went out, watching the vehicles shake and waiting for it to end," he said.Shemya Island is where the U.S. military operates Eareckson Air Station, which serves mainly as an early warning radar installation. Air Force officials...
JDHS grad takes command of brigade for 22 years."It's been a long and enjoyable journey for Koloski and his family since he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1992, which included moving 15 times over that span. While he's found ways to enjoy every move, he...
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Obama: US sending military advisers to Iraq

...administration does want to see evidence of a leadership transition plan being put in place in Iraq.Obama said the U.S, military advisers' role would be to "assess how we can best train, advise and support Iraqi security forces."
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