New Way for Local Veterans to Serve

Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Invites Local Veterans to join the Alaska Veterans Centennial Lions Club. Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community. The Involve a U.S. Veteran program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver of up to $30 when joining a local Lions club. The waiver is available to the first 5,000 U.S. veterans, and the program runs through June 30, 2018.

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Alaska Army National Guard deploys to U.S. Virgin Islands in humanitarian aid mission

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Army National Guard members are deploying to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, in order to provide operational and sustainment support in the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

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Kitten Foster Program Open House

Anchorage Animal Care and Control (AACC) is hosting their first Kitten Foster Program Open House on Saturday, October 21, from 1 – 3 pm. Guests will meet two very special cats: Linus, fostered and adopted by AACC’s Kennel Supervisor and now AACC’s Spokescat; and Blessing, fostered, raised, and adopted by a foster “Super Mom” from the time he was only a few hours old. A current foster kitten will also be at the event.

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Anchorage Veterans Stand Down: Friday, October 20, 2017

Come join local Lions and various organizations at Stand Down on Friday, October 20, 2017. Anchorage airport north terminal 8:30 to 2. It is an event for homeless and at-risk Veterans to come together and receive support from their community. Veterans are provided with a multitude of services. The goal is to treat all Veterans participants with dignity. To honor our veterans and families of Veterans. Our veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, which is why we want to make the Anchorage Veterans Stand Down “All about the Veteran.”

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Alaska Chamber announces 2017 Top Business Award finalists

Sitka, AK — The recipients for the William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year, Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year, and the Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year were announced on Wednesday, October 11 at the Alaska Chamber’s annual Top Business Awards Gala in Sitka, Alaska. In addition to the annual top three business awards, the Chamber assigned several special recognitions, including the North Star Award.

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Alaska Guardsmen depart for Puerto Rico with communications equipment and personnel

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air and Army National Guard members deploy tomorrow to assist Puerto Rico during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. A C-17 Globemaster III and aircrew

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Alaska Guardsmen assist with hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air and Army National Guard members are assisting Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. A C-17 Globemaster

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Climb aboard the Alaska Railroad’s special event trains this fall

Fall is here and so are the Alaska Railroad’s many special event trains. It’s the perfect time of year to ride along the Railbelt and see the vibrant colors of the fall season, where passengers can experience the great views outside and the good times inside. Bring the whole family aboard for a scary good time on the Kid’s Halloween Train.

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Properly Disposing of Unused Medications Saves Lives

The B.P.O. Elks official motto is “Elks Care, Elks Share”, but as it pertains to opioid medications it is “Elks Care, so we DON’T Share”. The CDC’s newest data indicates 90% of heroin addicts began by using prescription pain medications: Oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin, Percodan), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lorcet), Lomotil, morphine (Kadian, Avinza, MS Contin), codeine, meperidine (Demerol), propoxyphene (Darvon) and fentanyl (Duragesic) to name a few common ones.

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NSAA’s season begins October 1 with improved Junior Nordic and Ski Train programs

A new and exciting season of events, activities and healthy outdoor opportunities for Southcentral Alaska residents of all ages begins Sunday, October 1, when the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) kicks off its 2017-18 season programming. NSAA opens the season by introducing new leadership and details for two of its most popular community programs: Junior Nordic and Ski Train.

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