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The Distant Early Warning Line, also known as the DEW Line or Early Warning Line

Comments on working on, using the DEW Line, White Alice, etc.
Thank you.

Jeannette Lee Falsey: Nome wants to turn these Cold War-era antennae into a tourist destination



Annie Zak: Commercial marijuana is almost here, and Alaska’s government is feeling the strain

wiki: Alaska Cannabis



Alaska Territorial Guard

That total includes at least 27 ATG members who were women. Most women served as nurses at the field hospital in Kotzebue, although at least one woman served the ATG’s primary mission alongside the men. Laura Beltz Wright of Haycock is also noted for being the best sharpshooter in her company, scoring 98% bulls-eyes.

In 2000 all ATG members were granted US veteran status by law, acknowledging the contribution of the ATG, some of whose members are still living.[11] But efforts to find the surviving ATG members and assist them through the application process are difficult due to lack of written records, oral cultures, lack of trained staff, passage of time, and unclear bureaucracies and advocates.

Nevertheless, active correction of the historical record is proceeding through the Alaska Army National Guard, office of Cultural Resources Management and Tribal Liaison (888 248-3682 toll-free) as well as the Office of Veterans Affairs, State of Alaska, PO Box 5800, Ft. Richardson, AK 99505-5800, 907.428.6016 (Office)


 Joy Norwood: Strong women leave their mark  Dorothy Hook-Alaska


New site on hunting:

Christine Cunningham and Steve Meyer are lifetime Alaskans and avid hunters and shooters. On alternate weeks they’ll write about firearms and Alaska hunting. Contact Christine at cunningham@yogaforduckhunters.com and Steve at oldduckhunter@outlook.com



Cpl Larry E Smedley USMC Medal of Honor


While war obviously is horrible, this is a riveting account of the heroic actions of my first cousin, Larry Smedley, who died a hero at the age of 18.
Joy Smedley Bruns, Alaska

Cpl Larry E Smedley USMC Medal of Honor
The story of an 18 year old US Marine from Orlando Florida who was killed in action in Vietnam and awarded the Medal of Honor

Corporal Larry Eugene Smedley (March 4, 1949 – December 21, 1967) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the United States’ highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in December 1967 in Quảng Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. The Corporal Larry E. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum in Florida is named for him.

Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska.


Chris Kyle
A huge thank-you to the staff at Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. Thank-you for doing a Suicide Prevention Program for soldiers, leaders and their families. The program has gotten great feedback on the awareness and support the attendees have for each other as a result of the training.

Chris was the type of friend other people could trust when they were in pain. I love to see his name on a hospital where they keep working to make a difference for individuals and the family!

God Bless you all as you do your part to love each other through the hard times!

You can find out more about the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital at http://chriskylepatriotshospital.com/

Taya Kyle


Rape September 5, 2016

How effective is public shaming?  If people held protests in front of criminals homes and places of business do you believe that will affect a positive outcome?




Brock Turner’s Parents Fear For His Safety

Brock Turner was released from a California jail on Friday after serving only three months for sexually assaulting an unconscious 23-year-old woman at Stanford University.


Does your State have a backlog on Rape Kits?  How are kits prioritized?

Victim’s age, race, gender, or how the investigators feel about the victim or attacker?



Victims have a life sentence. Read that again. Victims of sexual assault carry those events for the rest of their lives. We owe it to ourselves, to them, to get this right.

Shannyn Moore: Rape kit backlog reflects failure of justice in Alaska

Shannyn Moore is a radio broadcaster. You can hear her show, “The Last Word,” Monday through Friday 4-6 p.m. on KOAN 95.5 FM and 1080 AM and 1480 We Act Radio in Washington, D.C., and on Netroots Radio.The views expressed here are the writer’s own and are not necessarily endorsed by Alaska Dispatch News, which welcomes a broad range of viewpoints. To submit a piece for consideration, e-mail commentary(at)alaskadispatch.com.


Farewell Hugh Charles Krampe September 5, 2016

Mandatory Credit:  Photo by Charles Davis/ANL/REX/Shutterstock (2025466a) Actor Hugh O'brian.

Mandatory Credit:
Photo by Charles Davis/ANL/REX/Shutterstock (2025466a)
Actor Hugh O’brian.

O’Brian dedicated a great deal of his life to a charitable effort he created himself in 1958, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, a nonprofit youth leadership development program for high schoolers. The organization sponsors 10,000 high school sophomores annually through leadership programs in all 50 states and 20 countries.


Hugh Charles Krampe (April 19, 1925 – September 5, 2016)

Happy Birthday Bob Newhart & Freddie Mercury September 5, 2016


Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart



An asteroid has been named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday.

The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 – the year he died.

Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

May said the honour marked “Freddie’s outstanding influence in the world”.

He said: “And so – for its first appearance in public – Asteroid Freddiemercury – happy birthday Freddie!”

Freddie Mercury: Asteroid named after late Queen star to mark 70th birthday

Brian May

907 Updates FYI September 5, 2016


Northern Lights Taking Flight by Todd Salat






Blossom Teal – Anything Goes KCAW, Sitka

Program schedule near the upper left. Then click on Anything Goes (Sunday at noon) and it will come up for you to listen to.



Jim Edwards September 5, 2016

Paul worked with his son Steve and had visited Jim and family  in McCarthy.

Tom Kizzia: The life and times of Jim Edwards, the can-do genius of Alaska’s lost decades



Voting Changes in North Carolina September 5, 2016

The point of this post relates to comments by a North Carolina Republican consultant about whether the changes in North Carolina voting rules were racist or not. 


Southwest Fun Flying September 5, 2016