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VA secretary pays tribute to WWII Alaska Native militia

...earlier by Congress that had recognized the territorial guard service as federal active duty. At the time, the Defense Department said an analysis of the law determined the service no longer counted toward the military's 20-year minimum for...
Voices of Alaska: Delegation working on solutions for Alaska VA

...has a financial problem - a big problem in keeping that promise. At my request, the deputies to the top VA and Defense Department health officials came to Anchorage trying to sort this mess out. This week I was informed that solutions have been...
Ex-acting adjutant general to retire from National Guard

...investigation. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has written to the inspectors general for the U.S. Defense Department and Army, as well as to the National Guard Bureau, asking that they cooperate with Collins. Richards said he...
What others say: Defend the Coast Guard

...provide that security.Where, then, should the Coast Guard go? It belongs in the Department of Defense.Under the Defense Department, the Coast Guard would be assured of stable funding and a reliable network of support. The Coast Guard already...

...chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said his committee will review the program to determine if the Defense Department's surplus equipment is being used as intended.CANTON, N.Y. - Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused...

...said the rockets were detected by Israeli military radar and sensors.Gaza's police operations room and civil defense department blamed the attacks on Israeli airstrikes.Gaza's Interior Ministry spokesman Eyad al-Bozum said he believes...
Child migrants driven to US by violence, poverty

...Congress for $1.4 billion in extra funding to help house, feed and transport child migrants and has turned to the Defense Department to temporarily house some of them.Detained youngsters are transferred within 72 hours to the Department of Health...

...reached out to Gates as he was retiring from the Defense Department and asked him to join their leadership, said Wayne...youth is an important step forward."Gates led the Defense Department when it phased out the ban on openly gay soldiers...
What others say: Avoiding an in-state fight over F-35s is essential

...Air Force military and civilian officials appearing before the subcommittee regarding the president's proposed Defense Department budget.Sen. Murkowski's comment is important because it helps send the message that Alaska's state leaders...
Current administration consistently denies Freedom of Information Act requests

...increase over a year earlier and more than double Obama's first year, when it cited that reason 3,658 times. The Defense Department, including the NSA, and the CIA accounted for nearly all those. The Agriculture Department's Farm Service Agency...


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