Hometown, Alaska: Veterans Day, the Home Front

Anchorage is a military town. On this Veterans Day, many service people who live here are deployed overseas. This week on Hometown, Alaska we’ll explore the challenges of being a military family with a member in Iraq, including the special issues of living in Alaska. We’ll also talk to a Vietnam veteran who ended up settling here, a common retirement decision for service members who spend some of their time stationed in Alaska. Join the conversation to talk about veterans in Anchorage: their experience here, and what our community can do to support them on Hometown, Alaska Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 pm.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth, independent journalist and Alaskan author


  • Brandy Robinson, Hospital Coordinator, Armed Services YMCA of Alaska; wife of an Air Force member currently serving in Iraq
  • Fred “Bulldog” Becker, retired Vietnam veteran and member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club of Alaska

LIVE: Wed, November 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT: Wed, November 11, 2009 at 10:00 p.m.


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