11/28/12 - 1:40pm
The legacy of World War II continues to play out in strange ways. As veterans returned home to the U.S., including many who homesteaded in Alaska in the 1940s and 50s, they helped give birth to what we now call the Baby Boomer generation. The Boomers have since grown up, had their own kids, and are now rapidly joining the ranks of retirees.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is no stranger to this demographic phenomenon. As many as 50 senior employees in Alaska are retiring next month, about 10 percent of the agency workforce in our state.