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Honoring Alaska's WWII history

...may linger (according to a report just this February from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon address most of the sites in Yakutat.)"Yakutat was one of the first airbases built...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-29/yakutats-once-and-future-war
Art
Death toll tops 4,000 in Nepal

...and China - but also from Nepal's tiny Himalayan neighbor of Bhutan, which dispatched a medical team.Two teams of U.S. Army Green Beret soldiers happened to be in Nepal when the quake struck, and the 26 Americans - who were training with the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-28/death-toll-tops-4000-nepal
Not For Web
The power to punish and reward should not be abused

...Military" address to the legislature, ? As co-chair of JASC she hosted Gen. Michael Shields, commander of the U.S. Army Alaska, to update Army content,? She attended an uncasing ceremony (welcoming troops back),? She went to a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/power-punish-and-reward-should-not-be
Opinion
The story behind the return of the wood bison

...National Wildlife Disease Program, Agricultural Research Service, and International Services; U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center; U.S. Army Fort Greely Command & Directorate of Public Works; and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/story-behind-return-wood-bison
Opinion
JDHS senior receives the Bill Ruddy Memorial Scholarship

...his life. Not only did he graduate from Yale University in 1959 and Yale Law School in 1962, he also served in the U.S. Army in its intelligence branch, spent a summer working for the Bank of Brussels and wrote a thesis for law school about...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-12/jdhs-senior-receives-bill-ruddy-mem
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 23, 2015

...it's nice to see a happy ending.Thumbs down to "Racial Thursdays." Last week, the Army Times reported that the U.S. Army is investigating a unit at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks for participating in what soldiers called "Racial Thursdays...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Back from Afghanistan, Army helicopters may help civilians

...transport patients in an emergency.The U.S. Army recently signed a memorandum of understanding...as under an earlier program, said U.S. Army Alaska spokesman John Pennell. That...group in the exercise.After 2008, U.S. Army Alaska helped the statewide Rescue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/back-afghanistan-army-helicopters-may-h
State
Infographic: Update: 29th Legislature Scoreboard

...gas drilling.HJR 10: The federal government should not manage ANWR's coastal plain as wilderness.HJR 13: The U.S. Army should not redeploy troops away from Alaska bases.A concurrent resolution is both houses speaking with one voice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/infographic-update-29th-legislature-sco
State | AK legislature
Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies

...regular-season games in nine seasons with Washington, Syracuse and Detroit. He missed the 1951-52 season while serving in the U.S. Army.Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 as a contributor, Lloyd was 22-55 as Detroit's coach in 1971-72...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-27/earl-lloyd-first-black-player-nba-dies
Sports
Flipping Douglas Island

...environmental impact."The next step is to finish designing the road and to apply for environmental permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The city hopes to submit its application by March 31, Steffert said.A Corps permit is required...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local

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