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Army rights longstanding wrong September Issue 4 2013

Army rights longstanding wrong

It took nearly seven decades, but the Army finally recognized Arthur Owens for his bravery during World War II. More than 68 years after Owens saved two injured soldiers from a tank under heavy fire, he was awarded seven medals including the Silver Star and Purple Heart on Sept. 19 at the National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Local cadets hold flag retirement ceremony September Issue 3 2013

Local cadets hold flag retirement ceremony

Eagle River AFJROTC cadets and their families gathered outside the school Sept. 11 to conduct a flag retirement ceremony 12 years after four terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 people.

Rivals to meet on the gridiron September Issue 3 2013

Rivals to meet on the gridiron

Eagle River football hosts Chugiak for its homecoming Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.

Jorgensen is first female Alaska Army National Guard general September Issue 3 2013

Jorgensen is first female Alaska Army National Guard general

Cathy Jorgensen, of Eagle River, became the first female to make the rank of general in Alaska Guard history Friday, Sept. 13

A busy day for local prep athletes September Issue 2 2013

A busy day for local prep athletes

Saturday, Sept. 7 was a busy day for local athletes. Here’s a look at results for Chugiak and Eagle River:

South football blanks Eagle River September Issue 2 2013

South football blanks Eagle River

Eagle River hung with South High for three quarters, but the defending large schools state champion pulled away in the final 12 minutes to earn a 24-0 win Saturday, Sept. 7 at ERHS.

Chugiak football hands Service its first loss September Issue 2 2013

Chugiak football hands Service its first loss

Chugiak won a thriller 27-26 over previously unbeaten Service on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

ASD superintendent highlights goals September Issue 2 2013

ASD superintendent highlights goals

In his first full school year on the job, Anchorage School District superintendent Ed Graff has no plans to make sweeping changes to the district’s direction.

Brigade honors fallen paratroopers September Issue 2 2013

Brigade honors fallen paratroopers

The first “Sparta Week” celebrating the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division wasn’t all fun and games. In the midst of five days of activities that included athletic competitions, a barbeque and a ball, the “Spartans” paused to honor 81 of their fellow paratroopers who have died in the brigade’s eight-year history.

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