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Category Archives: Alaska
There has been a lot in the news lately about celebrities and politicians who inflated their participation in combat. Others, who were never in the military, passed themselves off as veterans. This has been called “Stolen Valor.” But in a … Continue reading
In Alaska, when we lived there, the end of winter was known as “breakup.” Now in some minds that might mean the thawing of the state’s rivers. In fact the thawing of the Yukon was a major event, which often … Continue reading
In 2007 we returned to a very different Alaska than the one we had left 30 years earlier. In many ways, Anchorage had the same old small town feeling, but now it was a large city with much more traffic. … Continue reading
Following Thailand, we moved to Anchorage Alaska, where we lived from 1974-1978, and where I flew air defense missions intercepting Soviet aircraft off the coast. Alaska was a wonderful assignment for many reasons: the flying was magnificent, the people were … Continue reading