WWII, Korean War vets feted in honor flight

...shaken hands that much," Holten said.Holten was one of two female veterans on the honor flight. Eleanor Smith, a U.S. Air Force veteran, also attended. One highlight for Holten was visiting the Women in Military Service Memorial for America...
My Turn: Putting service before salary is called leadership

...parallels the idea of serving others. Gamble should appreciate what Price and Burse have modeled. After 31 years in the U.S. Air Force, he knows the meaning of service. When he entered the military in 1967, the starting salary for a commissioned...
DOT commissioner brings back two deputies

...brought back to the department, Hatter followed," DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said.Hatter also served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years, the release stated. He will start his new tenure at the department in mid-February. Neussl served...
State | AK legislature
Former DOT commissioner resumes post

...existing resources. His philosophy is a prudent one given our current fiscal challenges."Luiken is also a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, according to the news release.Editor's note: This is a developing story. Please check back later for...
State | AK legislature
The Forgotten Battle for Alaska: Part 2

Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series about the battle for Alaska during World War II. Part two looks at the Japanese invasion of Attu. Part three, which will publish Jan. 5, details the U.S.'s counteroffensive to retake the village.
Female AKNG boss is one of few in country

...general, Hummel is also the commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Walker appointed retired U.S. Air Force Col. Bob Doehl deputy commissioner of the department.Now that new Guard leadership is put in place, Walker said...
State | AK legislature
New DOT commissioner is an old one

...department, he served as DOT's deputy commissioner of aviation from June to December 2010. Luiken is also a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, according to a news release."Marc brings to the table leadership experience and knowledge of the department...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: UA system will need strong leadership, support from the state

...Alaska Railroad and a distinguished Air Force career from which he retired as four-star general and commander of all U.S. air forces in the Pacific region.One of the principal achievements of his tenure atop the UA system is the Shaping Alaska's...
My Turn: Predictions for 2014 and beyond

...president in charge of business banking for Key Bank in 2012. He was born and raised in Juneau and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1970. He is active in community affairs as a 30-plus year member of Juneau Downtown Rotary Club and...
Cleanup underway at Cold War radio site near Petersburg

...contaminated by fuel and debris at a Cold War mountaintop radio site near Petersburg.The Kupreanof Island site was a manned U.S. Air Force communications station, one of 18 built in Alaska in the 1950s that were part of an early warning system to relay...


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