At 81, Rep. Bob Lynn is Alaska's oldest lawmaker

...Capitol."I don't feel old," said Lynn, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot in the 1950s who also served in a baton-twirling contest.He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 during the Korean War, earning his pilot...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Guns on campus: Let's aim for the right target

...Pat Gamble is president of the 16-campus University of Alaska System. He served in many positions within the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a four-star general as commander of the Pacific Air Forces. As a fighter pilot, he flew 394 combat...
Two Alaska military bases are finalists for F-35s

The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are on the short list of potential hosts for...
Senate committee hears LGBTQ non-discrimination bill active member of her children's Parent-Teacher Association, as well as a church-goer, property owner and U.S. Air Force veteran. "And I am a lesbian," she said. "It's not typically how I introduce myself, but it's of utmost...
State | AK legislature
Academic recognitions for the week of Feb. 2, 2014

Ileta Galau, a sophomore history major, and Andrew Raney, a sophomore English major, both of Juneau, were named to Trevecca Nazarene University's fall 2013 Dean's List, having earned a 3.5 GPA or higher.
New ADOT deputy commissioner named

...Aviation. He previously worked as a systems analyst planner for the national Airspace Defense Program and served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years before retiring in 2012. He has a bachelor's in astronautical engineering, a master's in space...
New York attorney challenging Begich

...General and Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan, 2010 U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller, Palmer student and U.S. Air Force veteran John M. Jaramillo, and Anchorage resident and anti-abortion activist Kathleen M. Tonn.The Brooklyn-born...
Shepard remembered for wide-ranging contributions

...during a trip around the state in 1951 while working on a book, "Wild Edible Plants of Alaska," commissioned by the U.S. Air Force as a resource for military pilots who might be shot down without food in the wilderness. Kelsey was hired as the...
Beatrice Louise Shepard

...lasted until 1977. In 1951 Bea and Claudia took part in a great adventure. They traveled throughout the state for the U.S. Air Force to write "Wild and Edible Plants of Alaska", a manual provided to pilots flying over the arctic. Bea worked as...
Uneasy partners Japan, SKorea join US air drills over Alaska

WASHINGTON - Japan and South Korea's unprecedented joint participation in air force exercises over Alaska shows that America's two staunchest Asian allies are willing to cooperate on security despite their political differences.


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