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US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

...spent 12 days in Washington D.C., in June-July 1951 undergoing a range of specialized training, including in the use of parachutes.The agents also got extensive training in coding and decoding messages, but this apparently did not always go well. Learning...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-as-secret-stay-b
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Mr. Daniel Thomas Furlong

...Thomas and Mary Alice Furlong. He has called Soldotna home since 1977.Sergeant Furlong was a member of Company H 508th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. He served overseas in the European Theater of Operations in combat with the 82nd Airborne...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173381633

...Robinson said the skydivers had parachutes that allowed them to steer...landing spot. They opened their parachutes between 3,000 and 5,000...broke apart, had an emergency parachute that cannot be steered, Robinson...he saw only one emergency parachute - meaning only one pilot had...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-03-4
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Peninsula Reflections

...When we boarded we were shown piles of parachutes and told if there was any problem there...be time for us to adjust and put on parachutes. There were no seats on the plane because...the plane, put on and adjusted the parachutes and were told that if we had to jump...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111907/people_3504.shtml
People
Obama deserves our support

...anyone in our country deserves criticism, how abut the big corporate CEOs who have received truly obscene bonuses and "Golden Parachutes" after having made decisions resulting in huge losses for their corporations? It seems to me that the writer of the letter...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121608/let_321506801.shtml
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...too, when he sold more than 200,000 shares in October 2003 for a profit of about $4.3 million. How those ''golden parachutes'' as the fat severance deals are called happen has to do with the fact that most employment contracts often loosely define...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/110504/business_20041105001.shtml

...deployed a novel inflatable braking system, but its massive parachute failed to fully unfurl as it descended to a splashdown.Control...greeted successful steps in the complex test rapidly died as the parachute appeared to emerge tangled."Please inform the recovery...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-06-28-0
Preschoolers learn about the environment, animals at refuge

...it was time for a game. Ostrowski pulled out a parachute and said that it represents snow. With the adults holding the parachute, the kids took turns in groups hurrying under the parachute and pretending to be mice, shrews or voles hiding...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2014-02-23/preschoolers-learn-abou
Schools
Photographer is finalist in Red Bull contest

...people with great technical and artistic skills." Dickerson took his photo shooting from the air in a paramotor, or powered parachute. "It was an incredible morning with a picture-perfect wave and beautiful light from the sunrise," Dickerson said in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-11-20-2
Arts & Entertainment
Trout fishing in salmon land

...waiting Russian River rainbows, which are smarter than others elsewhere and can ID multiple food sources at once. Just throw a parachute caddis and see, he said.Come the first of August, the fireworks will begin for fly casters working the Quartz Creek...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-10/trout-fishing-in-salmon-land
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