Veterans can continue to apply through 2025.
Dunleavy said many veterans or their heirs would be able to receive land that’s closer to their homes than they would receive under a delayed federal program.
This week marks 48 years since the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam after the Vietnam War. A Native dance group from Wrangell joined a virtual event to honor veterans of the conflict.
From World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars and both Gulf Wars, more than 70,000 veterans have served in the armed forces. Now, more of their stories can be heard online.
Donald Trump continued to tweet about the family of a fallen soldier on Monday morning, despite pleas from John McCain and others for him to stop.
Berrigan became emblematic of the opposition to U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He served time in jail for an audacious act of civil disobedience.
Veterans in remote Southeast Alaska face a lack of access to health care, transportation limitations and the high cost of living. But in Haines, older vets have a support network at the American Legion Hall.
“When I was in Vietnam, I told myself if I ever make it out of here, I’m going back home and I’m staying there until the day I die,” says Victor Bean.
Rep. Young’s subcommittee on Native affairs took testimony Thursday on a bill to re-open land allotment for Alaska Natives who served in the Vietnam War.
Friday will be the first Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska.