Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

WASHINGTON - A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy region...

Alaska Unhinged: Spit overload

...House Armed Services Committee meeting held on 25 March 2010, Representative Hank Johnson from Lithonia, Georgia, questioned Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, about a proposal to move 8,000 Marines from the Japanese island...

Abel takes control of Alaska Coast Guard

...Coast Guard District will now be under the command of Rear Admiral Daniel Abel, who is transferring to Alaska from Boston where...mission," he added. The district's outgoing commander, Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, is heading to Washington, D.C., where...


...sailors, marines, ships and aircraft.Kirby said the Pentagon was canceling the June visit of U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Harry Harris to Thailand and is withdrawing the invitation to the commander general of the Royal Thai Armed Forces to visit...

Obama's insincere war

...to Gates, the president was "deeply suspicious" of senior military officers and "considered time spent with generals and admirals an obligation."Gates still says the president got the big decisions right, so what difference does his sincerity or lack...

Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood

...insider-attack scenario to their training and strengthening ties to local law enforcement, according to Peter Daly, a vice admiral who retired from the Navy in 2011. The military also joined an FBI intelligence-sharing program aimed at identifying terror...

Sitka commander was prepared to drop charges

...allegations against the co-pilot in a fatal helicopter crash be dropped, but those plans were trumped by the new Coast Guard admiral in Alaska. Cmdr. William Cameron testified Thursday in a hearing to help determine whether Lt. Lance Leone should face a...

Homer pilot recognized for role in 2011 Nome fuel delivery

...ice experience led to a change of captains on the Healy enroute with the arrival of Jeffrey Garrett, a retired Coast Guard admiral with experience in Alaska, Antarctica and the Great Lakes.While Garay considers Shestakov "the unsung hero" for putting...


Opens Friday, May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Set in 18th century England and based on a real story, Amma Asante's Belle stars relative Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the title character - full name, Dido Elizabeth Belle. She is the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of British Admiral Sir John Lindsay and a black woman he had an affair with while serving overseas. Lindsay brings her to his uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) who along with his wife Lady Mansfield (mily Watson) are already raising Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon), another niece the same age as Dido. Though Lady Mansfield fears scandal having a dark-skinned child as part of the home, Dido's father reminds them that his daughter does have the right to live there because of her lineage, and Lord Mansfield, a Lord Chief Justice of Britain, agrees. Belle and Elizabeth quickly become best friends, and when they come of age each begins courting suitors. Elizabeth is pursued by James Ashford (Tom Felton), a smarmy and racist manipulator who wants to marry her in order to please his equally conniving mother (Miranda Richardson) by increasing his own family's wealth and standing, while Dido proves alluring to James' brother Oliver (James Norton). However Dido's deepest affections are for John Davinier (Sam Reid), an idealistic young lawyer who is trying to sway Lord Mansfield on a crucial case before the high court that will have profound implications for Britain's slave trade. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode, Sarah Gadon Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (Cook Inlet RCAC...

...2014. Comments may be submitted through the federal website above, by FAX at 202-493-2251, or in writing to: Rear Admiral Daniel B. Abel Commander, 17th Coast Guard District United States Coast Guard c/o Docket Management Facility (M-30...



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