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    09/30/2009 9:02:51 AM PDT · by Edisto Joe · 13 replies · 1,841+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 09/30/2009 | Edisto Joe
    This site will always support and honor our men and women in the military and express gratitude to those who serve, both past and present, those living and those who have past. To the brave who have survived and to the ones who have given life and limb in defense of this country. To feel differently would be to ignore and belittle those who are the backbone of our freedom. Yet, sadly, this is exactly what our President, Barack Obama has done to those members of the WWII era, Alaskan Territorial Guard. (ATG) As incredible and insensitive as this sounds,...
  • Senators fight for Guardsmen's war pension (WW2 Territorial Guard)

    09/26/2009 9:16:33 AM PDT · by Species8472 · 10 replies · 1,508+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | September 26th, 2009 | ERIKA BOLSTAD
    WASHINGTON -- In a strongly worded message to Congress outlining presidential priorities for a military spending bill, the Obama administration said Friday it disapproved of including money for pensions for 26 elderly members of the World War II-era Alaska Territorial Guard. The White House move drew swift rebuke from the state's two senators, Republican Lisa Murkowski and Democrat Mark Begich, who had together sponsored the pension fix. The legislation honors 26 elderly Alaskans who are the few remaining survivors of a military unit that served the country with valor, Murkowski said, calling the administration's direction "deeply disappointing, bordering on insensitive."...
  • Governor Palin Signs ATG Benefits Bill (WW2 Veterans)

    04/29/2009 11:48:11 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 9 replies · 994+ views
    Office of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ^ | April 29, 2009 | Office of Gov Sarah Palin
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-100 Governor Signs Alaska Territorial Guard Bill April 29, 2009, Haines, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today signed legislation that continues retirement benefits for members of the Alaska Territorial Guard (ATG). The ATG was a military reserve force component of the U.S. Army, organized in 1942 in response to attacks on American soil in Hawaii and Alaska by Japan during World War II. Senate Bill 89, sponsored by the Senate Finance Committee, provides temporary retirement benefits to 26 surviving veterans for their service in the ATG. The Department of Defense decided in January to discontinue retirement...
  • Governor Palin Urges Army to Fund ATG (Veterans) Benefits

    03/25/2009 1:09:42 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 4 replies · 444+ views
    Office of Governor Sarah Palin ^ | March 24, 2009 | Office of Gov Sarah Palin
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-63 Governor Urges Army Secretary to Continue to Fund ATG Benefits March 24, 2009, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today encouraged the Secretary of the Army to permanently reinstate retirement payments to former members of the Alaska Territorial Guard. In the alternative, the governor urged the secretary to fund the program through the end of the calendar year. The Army decided in January to discontinue retirement benefits to ATG members, but temporarily suspended its decision at the urging of Governor Palin and Alaska’s congressional delegation. The Army agreed to extend payments until April, to give...