Category Archives: Alaska

Alaska denied benefits to same-sex military spouses despite court rulings

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down gay marriage bans, court documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The agency that determines eligibility for a yearly oil wealth check paid to nearly all Alaska residents denied a payout […]

Alaska woman is 1st infantrywoman in state’s National Guard

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BETHEL, Alaska — An Alaska woman has made history by becoming the first infantrywoman in the Alaska National Guard. Serita Unin, a Cup’ik woman, joined the National Guard in 2009 as a generator mechanic and said combat jobs were not available for women at the time, KYUK-AM reported Tuesday. Unin said in a statement that […]

Alaska military family latest to file a mold lawsuit against privatized base housing operators

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On April 15, Army wife Rebecca Winn’s former neighbor called to let her know a junk removal truck had pulled up to Winn’s previous residence, loading her children’s toys into the back of the truck, in the rain. The day before, the family had cleared their final inspection at their residence in privatized housing at […]

Sen. Sullivan of Alaska talks military strength and strategy in the Arctic

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WASHINGTON ― When it comes to boosting the U.S. Defense Department’s role in the frigid Arctic, nobody in Congress seems hotter under the collar than Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska. A former Alaska attorney general and Marine Corps officer, Sullivan has spent his time in office evangelizing for Alaska’s strategic role in the region, grilling and […]