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State Military Leaders Visit Bethel, Encourage Militia Enlistment

Jul 29, 2016

Bravo Company landing in Bethel, January 2016
Credit Dean Swope / KYUK

The state is trying to expand its Alaska National Guard membership in rural areas. In an effort to do so, the state is encouraging residents to join the state militia. The state started a militia unit in Bethel this past January, and military leaders traveled to Bethel this week to meet with the enlisted.

 

Guests:

Laurie Hummel, Commissioner of the Alaska Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs and Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard

Richard Hildreth, Joint Staff Major and Liaison to Rural Communities and Tribes

Bob Doehl, Deputy Commissioner, State of Alaska Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs

Christopher Weaver, Lieutenant Colonel and Staff Judge Advocate to the Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard