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A team of sled dogs stand beside a Convair F-102 Delta Dagger circa 1960 at Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Fort Wainwright archives)

US Trained Alaskans as 'Stay-Behind Agents'

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. Invasion of Alaska? Yes. It ... more

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5 Ways to Cut the Costs of Military Pet Ownership

If you've ever had a pet, you know that it requires a lot more than just love to be a good pet owner. Between food, vaccinations, routine check-ups, spay or neuter, and other essentials like leashes, cat litter, toys, and cages, sharing your home with a pet is a huge financial commitment.  According to the ASPCA, the annual costs of owning a do... more

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The ASYMCA: Making Military Life Easier

Military families are always looking for resources to make life a little bit easier. Sometimes we need affordable child care. Sometimes we need cheap family entertainment. Sometimes we just need a little extra support. And it would be nice if we could find all of those resources in one place. Thanks to the Armed Services YMCA, we can. In fact, ... more

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Why You Should Adopt Your Next Pet

Whether to adopt or shop for your next pet should be an easy decision. Companion pet adoption is not only far more humane and ethical, it saves lives. Deciding if you're ready for a pet, or another one First and foremost, bringing a pet into your family is a serious decision. You must be willing and able to provide shelter, food, medical care ... more

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Movie Review: 'When the Game Stands Tall’

Lacking any real narrative thrust, "When the Game Stands Tall" seems aimed only at die-hard prep football followers interested in the ins and outs of Concord's powerhouse De La Salle High School program. Yet those same die-hard football fans likely will be the first to notice how bogus it is for the film to try to p... more

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