Through the Lens: Alaska Village Student Outreach
Posted by PA1 Kelly Parker, Monday, November 7, 2016
Written by Cmdr. Robert Chambers, Base Kodiak’s Personnel Support Department Head.
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. In partnership with Kodiak Area Native Association and Kodiak’s Transition Age Youth (TAY) Coalition, six students from Old Harbor, Port Lions, Larsen Bay and Chiniak toured Coast Guard units and talked with Coast Guard members about career opportunities in the service.
“This gathering is a great opportunity to welcome students to Kodiak and to our Coast Guard Base. Our members are the best ambassadors to talk about Coast Guard service, the experiences they’ve had in their careers and the opportunities for youth interested in joining,” said Cmdr. Brian Chambers, Base Kodiak’s Personnel Support Department Head, who organized the event.
On November 3rd students toured Base Kodiak’s Rockmore-King Clinic, met with members of Base Kodiak staff and visited Air Station Kodiak. On November 4th, the youth visited Coast Guard Cutter SPAR and the North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center. A roundtable discussion was held at the Training Center that included a meeting with the Coast Guard Recruiting Office in Anchorage.
Tags: Air Station Kodiak, Anchorage, Base Kodiak, Coast Guard Recruiting Office, North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center, Rockmore-King Clinic, Sun'arausqat Katurgwiat, Team Kodiak, Transition Age Youth