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All gave some, some gave all today," he said. "It's very important."For Kevin Hassin, an Air Force veteran of 24 years and senior vice commander at the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, honoring those who sacrificed is about recognizing that service...
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Parnell to veterans: 'We remember you'

...1954. He said he was the only Alaska Native in his unit, but he saw "quite a few" in other units.The second vice-commander of the American Legion Post 25, John Cooper, said the organization hosts the ceremony each year to remind Juneau...
Americans gather to honor the fallen

...hugely significant and should never be forgotten," said David Olson, 66, of Portland, the VFW's state senior vice commander.He said he was pleased to see a large turnout of youngsters, both in the parade and along the parade route...
New wing commander takes over at Eielson

...Post III during a ceremony at the base. Graper is moving to Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, where he will be vice commander of the 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force. Graper was awarded the Alaska and U.S. Legion of Merit awards for his...
Regional News
Murkowski names Campbell military chief

...4,000 people, including part-time reservists. Campbell, 50, has served in the military for 27 years and is vice commander of the 168th Air Refueling Wing of the Alaska Air National Guard. He served on the Anchorage Assembly from 1986 to...
Native veterans memorial finds second home in Brotherhood Hall

...that they are here, and that this will be their permanent place," said Andy Ebona, president of ANB Camp 2 and vice commander of Southeast Alaska Native Veterans. One-hundred-fifty to 200 people are expected to attend the event, Ebona...
Luiken chosen as DOT&PF deputy commissioner of aviation

...1981 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he received his commission. Luiken previously served as the vice commander, Eleventh Air Force, Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage. While there, he was also the chief advisor to the...
Regional News
Vets Day more than a day off work

...who helped us to attain that freedom." Walsh, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam in 1968, is now the senior vice-commander for the Juneau chapter of Disabled American Veterans, which works to ensure veterans receive the benefits they are...
A vessel serving veterans

...come out and get help for medical problems, or just to improve their quality of life," said Clayton Love, senior vice commander for the DAV's Department of Alaska. Chartering floatplanes to reach isolated veterans in Southeast was too expensive...
Hitting close to home

...Army. He plans to observe it, although he has classes at the University of Alaska Southeast. He also is junior vice commander at the VFW Taku Post 5559. Dorsher said there are still a couple of members from the World War II in the post. Wars...


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