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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-14/my-turn-vote-no-alaskas-long-term-fut
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/sitka-man-gets-medal-6-decades-late
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-10/memory-merrills-marauder-matsumoto
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/afghanistan-vet-honored-troops-head-i
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/congress-worries-iraq-crisis-could-be
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Colombia, rebel group announce peace process

...personal betrayal. Recently elected to the Senate, he remains immensely popular for weakening the FARC with close U.S. military and intelligence assistance.A former interior minister, Horacio Serpa, predicted Tuesday's announcement would...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-11/colombia-rebel-group-announce-peace-p
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-01/alaska-editorial-senate-event-sees-me
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-24/79-quake-aleutians-spawns-small-tsunami
State
JDHS grad takes command of brigade

...it 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-22/jdhs-grad-takes-command-brigade
State | Local
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."

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/obama-us-sending-military-advisers-ir
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