Members of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage donned aprons instead of the uniform of the day Tuesday to volunteer at the Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center in Anchorage.
What are you thankful for? Coast Guard members serving in Alaska share their Thanksgiving Day thoughts
Coast Guard members from throughout Alaska shared what they are thankful for during this holiday season. What are you thankful for?
The water was a balmy 80 degrees and calm. A wave rippled across its surface as a small, orange boat sank to the waterline. The four people aboard quickly exited the boat into the water. A voice overhead was instructing them to “conserve energy and float nearby.”
Capt. Sam Jordan completed the 41st Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday Oct. 30, 2016 . He averaged 14-minute miles and came in with a finishing time of just over six hours. An incredible feat for someone that has spent over 115 days at sea since January 1st.
As part of the Sun’arausqat Katurgwiat (The Young People’s Gathering Place), Coast Guard units from across Team Kodiak hosted youth from villages and communities around Kodiak Island.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Geneva Cornelius actively participated in over 50 unit and local community events during her time in Kodiak, Alaska, dedicating countless hours during her off time to community service and enthusiastically pursues more opportunities to help others where ever she is. Her giving spirit has brought resources, services, joy and light to countless lives, yet Geneva Cornelius has cracked the code that helping others in turn helps you find true happiness.
As maritime traffic increases in the Arctic, the dangers of an oil spill creep closer to the “Anvil City.” For the Northwest Arctic Sub Area Committee, the top of the agenda is keeping Nome like no other place.
Coast Guard Cutter SPAR recently deployed to the Arctic and Bering Sea in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2016. During the patrol, the cutter had the opportunity to carry out an often overlooked role of the Coast Guard in Alaska, community relations. It’s nearly impossible for those raised in the lower 48, where even the most rural areas are connected by highway and railroad to major cities and centers of production, to fully understand what life is like in remote Alaskan communities. The SPAR’s participation in this unique community relations role helped link these remote regions of “the Last Frontier” to the rest of the nation. Read the full story!
Coast Guard Base Kodiak’s Morale, Well-Being and Recreation Division is the recipient of the 2016 National Gold Medal Award for excellence in the field of Park and Recreation Management by the National Recreation and Park Association and became the first Coast Guard unit to ever be selected as the grand award winner.
Twice a year, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak recognizes four air station members for their exemplary performance and superior technical, aviation, professional, and leadership abilities with three Lt. Robert A. Perchard Memorial Trophies and one General Service Award. Here are the awardees for the first half of 2016.