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Vet suicide prevention bill passes Congress

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said it’s an important bill for Alaska, which has the highest number of vets per capita and also the highest rate of suicide.

Col. Laurie Hummel named new Adjutant General for the Alaska National Guard

Col. Laurie Hummel named new Adjutant General for the Alaska National GuardRetired Colonel Laurie Hummel served in Army intelligence for 30 years after graduating from West Point, and is the first woman to lead the Guard.

Eyak salvaged, back in Sitka

Eyak salvaged, back in SitkaTen days after the 80-foot tender and mail boat ran aground and sank just north of the Goddard hot springs, it’s back afloat.

National Guard problems highlight outdated military code

National Guard problems highlight outdated military codeUnder the current Alaska National Guard rules, misconduct is only met with administrative penalties. Now, legislators are preparing to strengthen the code.

Alaska military bases could lose 11,100 troops amid national drawdown

Alaska military bases could lose 11,100 troops amid national drawdownA pending military draw down could take more than 11,000 troops off of bases in Alaska.

‘Hire More Heroes Act’ passes U.S. House unanimously

‘Hire More Heroes Act’ passes U.S. House unanimouslyDespite the fierce fights waged in Congress over the Affordable Care Act, a bill to loosen the employer mandate sailed through the U.S. House last week.

Ousted military affairs official to be Alaska Senate Majority media strategist

Ousted military affairs official to be Alaska Senate Majority media strategistA recently ousted military affairs official has been hired by the Alaska Senate Majority to guide their media strategy.

Parnell to Walker: use Guard Bureau reform recommendations

Parnell to Walker: use Guard Bureau reform recommendationsGovernor-elect Bill Walker will be inaugurated during a ceremony in Juneau at 11:30 on Monday morning.

Alaska VA listening session in Juneau tonight

Alaska VA listening session in Juneau tonight"We do bring other people here to actually sit there and work out individual veteran’s concerns and resolve any challenges that they might have," Susan Yeager said.

Tlingit code talkers honored at Juneau Veterans Day ceremony

Tlingit code talkers honored at Juneau Veterans Day ceremonyMore than 100 people attended a Southeast Alaska Native Veterans ceremony Tuesday, honoring Tlingit code talkers who served during World War II.