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Story last updated at 12:38 PM on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Governor names Ninilchik veteran to advisory board




Gov. Sean Parnell recently announced his latest boards and commission appointments. Among them was Art Peters of Ninilchik to the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council.

Peters, retired, spent 23 years in the U.S. Army and worked remote areas of Alaska as a physician's assistant. He was commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Kenai Peninsula Chapter 830, and senior vice commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart for the Department of Alaska. He will serve on the board in an at-large seat.

Also appointed to the council were Pam Beale, Joseph N. Felts and Irene Washington. The council advises the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and makes recommendations concerning the needs of and benefits for the state's veterans, for developing public and private partnerships to meet those needs, for providing information regarding veterans' benefits and services, and for improving recognition of veterans in the state.

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