Alaska » Community Official Blog of the 17th Coast Guard District Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Making connections with Ouzinkie community Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:00:33 +0000 SPAR regularly visits local villages in her area of responsibility to gather information on local needs and in support of Coast Guard District Seventeen’s goal of remaining connected to the communities they serve.]]> 0 Learning to fly: Air Station Kodiak flight crew descends on Palmer, Alaska, school Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:50:54 +0000 Whether they’re behind the controls of a sophisticated aircraft or soaring through the air and saving the day as a superhero, the ability to fly is a common dream for children. Thursday, Jan. 29, students at Academy Charter School in Palmer, Alaska, had the opportunity to speak with the real-life superheroes of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak when an MH-60 Jayhawk crew descended onto their soccer field for a visit.]]> 0 Providing outside-the-box child care for Coast Guard children Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:29:46 +0000 Through the Coast Guard Work-Life program, Coast Guard spouses are offered the opportunity to provide a personal form of child care service, giving military parents peace of mind in how their child is being cared for.]]> 0 CGC Alex Haley crew shares holiday cheer with Akutan, Alaska Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:01:23 +0000 Submitted by Ens. Joel Hill, Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley was excited to participate in the first ever “Angel Tree” with the village of Akutan located in the Aleutian Islands Dec. […]]]> 0 A taste of home for the holidays Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:16:49 +0000 While many Coast Guard members are not able to be at home with their friends and family, units across the country try to bring a taste of the holidays to their shipmates. Petty Officer 3rd Class Keven Narvaez shares with us his experiences as he prepared to share the holidays with his crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley in Kodiak, Alaska.]]> 0 Coast Guard members give their thanks… Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:31:06 +0000 In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Coast Guard members from throughout Sector Anchorage decided to share what they are most thankful for this year...]]> 0 Honoring our military families in the Coast Guard Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:19:37 +0000 November is the Month of the Military Family in which we honor the families that support our troops. In the Coast Guard, a select few military spouses volunteer as ombudsmen to provide knowledge of work life services and referrals for specific services such as doctor referrals, schools, and education and employment opportunities.]]> 0 A framework for a safer Arctic Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:47:03 +0000 Members of Coast Guard 17th District prevention department recently facilitated the meeting for the formation of an Arctic Waterways Safety Committee to ensure the safety, security and stewardship of U.S. waters.]]> 0 Ramping Up Community Service Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:31:47 +0000 Story by Ensign Kristin Euchler Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley crewmembers have always been supportive of the communities they visit, and their recent port call in Adak, Alaska has been no different. Crewmembers gathered to construct a railing for a […]]]> 0 CGC SPAR supports “Kids Don’t Float” Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:24:19 +0000 Coast Guard Cutter SPAR took time from servicing aids to navigation Tuesday to visit the isolated community of Ouzinkie, Alaska, on the south side of Spruce Island just north of Kodiak to support the “Kids Don’t Float” campaign.]]> 0