Unrest to refuge

“I remember the Guerillas coming to my home, pointing a gun at my mother demanding our chickens,” said Lt. Marvin Peña, recounting his few memories growing up in El Salvador. “It was guerilla warfare — no place for a child.”


Take 5 to be there, suicide prevention is a life-long process

By: Jody Carman, District 17 Employee Assistance Program Coordinator in Kodiak, Alaska September marks National Suicide Prevention Awareness month and it’s a time for people to remember that prevention is a life-long process and being there for others is a […]


Building partnerships for Arctic oil spill prevention, response

  Oil spills in the lower 48 are no walk in the park. The amount of resources, people and hours spent planning, coordinating, and responding to the incident are exponential, let alone the natural elements of Alaska that make dealing […]


Gold Fever: A Driving Force in Nome

The snow has thawed enough for the gold dredging season  to kick off, and these dredgers in Nome are ready to be on the water in search of hidden treasures on the Bering Sea floor. With boats in the water […]


Innovation from a life at sea

From machinery technicians to boatswain’s mates, all have an equally important role in aids to navigation work. Known among mariners as ATON, it’s an integral part of living and working on a Coast Guard buoy tender in Alaska that consists […]


Survival: AST’s teach survival techniques to North Star Elementary Students

  A field trip for the children at North Star Elementary School doubled as a simulated survival scenario, complete with Coast Guard instruction. Over the course of three days and two nights, fifth-graders from the school slept in spacious cabins […]


DSC: The red button that saves lives

In reference to the term red button, it’s historically been seen as a symbol of danger. However, in Coast Guard search and rescue cases, it can mean the difference between life and death for troubled mariners. Boaters who find themselves […]


Coast Guard participates in Operation Arctic Care 2018

Story by: Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen and Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean. Coast Guardsmen stationed across Alaska answered the call to work alongside Department of Defense personnel to provide medical care to remote Alaskans living above the […]


Base Kodiak holds Purple Up Parade in Kodiak, Alaska

Military life and the deployments that occur can often be difficult to endure, especially for the children left at home. April is designated the “Month of the Military Child,” a time to honor the youth impacted by deployment. Coast Guard Base […]


Women empowering women – a top down perspective

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean Sudden shifts in climate, unforgiving seas, and snowcaps everywhere. Life in Alaska requires a different breed of person to adapt and truly thrive in its wilderness and waters, both of which are as […]


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