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?

We're thankful for the opportunity to work every day with great people who carry out Coast Guard missions in support of Alaska and our nation.  Happy Thanksgiving! - RADM Michael McAllister, commander, Seventeenth District

We’re thankful for the opportunity to work every day with great people who carry out Coast Guard missions in support of Alaska and our nation. Happy Thanksgiving! – RADM Michael McAllister, commander, Seventeenth District

I'm thankful for my health and for having a good support group at work because they're always there for me. - Petty Officer 3rd Class Andre Aldrete, Base Kodiak

I’m thankful for my health and for having a good support group at work because they’re always there for me. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Andre Aldrete, Base Kodiak

I'm thankful that a had a safe trip this past transfer season to Alaska and that my wife is enjoying Alaska. - Petty Officer 1st Class Bryan Phillips, CGC SPAR

I’m thankful that a had a safe trip this past transfer season to Alaska and that my wife is enjoying Alaska. – Petty Officer 1st Class Bryan Phillips, CGC SPAR

I'm thankful for the people I work with, the job I get to do and being in beautiful Kodiak. - Petty Officer 3rd Class Wendy Camacho, Base Kodiak

I’m thankful for the people I work with, the job I get to do and being in beautiful Kodiak. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Wendy Camacho, Base Kodiak

I’m thankful for my loving family. - Petty Officer 3rd Class Tori Cotton, Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak

I’m thankful for my loving family. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Tori Cotton, Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak

I am thankful for my family. - Petty Officer 3rd Class Wyatt Sicard, CGC Naushon

I am thankful for my family. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Wyatt Sicard, CGC Naushon

I'm thankful for my family and my FS2 who has been showing me the ropes with my first unit as an Food Service Specialist. - Petty Officer Third Class Christopher Hemmingway, CGC SPAR

I’m thankful for my family and my FS2 who has been showing me the ropes with my first unit as an Food Service Specialist. – Petty Officer Third Class Christopher Hemmingway, CGC SPAR

I’m thankful that I’ve traveled the world with the Coast Guard and visited both the Arctic and Antarctic, and made a lot of close friends along the way. I’m also thankful for my two ferrets. - Petty Officer 3rd Class Annice Felice, District 17

I’m thankful that I’ve traveled the world with the Coast Guard and visited both the Arctic and Antarctic, and made a lot of close friends along the way. I’m also thankful for my two ferrets. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Annice Felice, District 17

I'm thankful for my family, friends, and hot coffee. - Lt. j.g. Stacia Sarwinski

I’m thankful for my family, friends, and hot coffee. – Lt. j.g. Stacia Sarwinski

I am thankful for my family's unconditional love from 5000 miles away! - Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Cox, Station Valdez

I am thankful for my family’s unconditional love from 5000 miles away! – Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Cox, Station Valdez

I’m thankful for my Godson and my friends who have supported me throughout my career.

I’m thankful for my Godson and my friends who have supported me throughout my career.
– Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brehm, Air Station Kodiak

I am thankful for my job, my family, my friends and my future wife. - Petty Officer 3rd Class Abel Marquez,

I am thankful for my job, my family, my friends and my future wife. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Abel Marquez,
Sector Anchorage Logistics

I am thankful for everything our people do from our subordinate units all the way out from Dutch Harbor over to Valdez, Homer, Seward and Kodiak; grateful for their leadership and looking out for their crew and families. I really hope everyone has a safe Thanksgiving. I am also thankful for those who stand the watch and sacrificed their time to stand the watch on Thanksgiving Day. - Cmdr. Stacey Mersel,

I am thankful for everything our people do from our subordinate units all the way out from Dutch Harbor over to Valdez, Homer, Seward and Kodiak; grateful for their leadership and looking out for their crew and families. I really hope everyone has a safe Thanksgiving. I am also thankful for those who stand the watch and sacrificed their time to stand the watch on Thanksgiving Day. – Cmdr. Stacey Mersel,
deputy commander, Sector Anchorage

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