Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...terms of efficiency to move the two organizations closer together.Congress has been reluctant to cut funding for the U.S. military, even during the recent recession, and within the Department of Defense, the Coast Guard would be assured of financial...
Powerful storm blasts Aleutians, then weakens

...recorded winds were on Shemya Island, where 120 civilian contractors staff an early warning radar installation for the U.S. military.Sustained winds of 70 mph and gusts up to 96 mph were recorded on Shemya, said Shaun Baines, a meteorologist with...
Alaska storm brings frigid weather to swath of US service office.On Shemya, where 120 civilian contractors staff an early warning radar installation for the U.S. military, only minor facility damage was reported at Eareckson Air Station 1,500 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaskan...
As Ebola evades Europe's defenses, Madrid scrambles to contain the virus in Texas, who might have exposed many others to the virus after being sent away by a hospital.In Africa, the U.S. military was preparing to open a 25-bed mobile hospital catering to health care workers with Ebola, before building a total...
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Military looks to place quick forces after Libya

WASHINGTON- The U.S. military is determined to position small, quick reaction forces closer...prepare to deploy to a staging base in Europe.The first of those U.S. military units did not actually arrive in the region until well after the...
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Official: Navy SEAL died of apparent suicide

WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials are investigating the...Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.A U.S. military official said the death "appears...mission," Smith added Sunday.A U.S. military official confirmed Price was from...
Sequestration could mean bringing our troops home

...Gov. Sean Parnell's lead by seeking to beef up the U.S. military presence in Alaska. They formally asked the Air Force...effectively creating more business opportunities and jobs. U.S. military spending in Alaska was one of the primary anchors to...
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...
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...


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