The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR set sail Sunday, January 26, in a joint effort with Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak to rebuild Shag Rocks day beacon, a fixed aid to navigation located in Whale Pass that had been knocked over by strong winds, currents and debris. Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Emery, a boatswain’s mate, Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Stocks, a damage controlman, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Adams, an electronics technician, of ANT Kodiak sailed with the SPAR to Whale Pass in northern Kodiak to lead the rebuild. The SPAR crew supplied the transportation and additional manpower.
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.
For the third year in a row, American300, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering resiliency among United States Armed Forces members, visited the Coast Guard men and women of Ketchikan, Alaska, and, this year, they brought along someone who knows all about overcoming adversity.
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.
Flying into Juneau, Alaska, nearly 3,000 miles from his office in Washington, D.C., Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell got a firsthand taste of Alaska’s winter weather. Buffeted by fierce mountains winds and driving snow, the plane Cantrell rode in from Sitka is denied a chance to land on the frozen runway, and boosts off for a second attempt.
Proving his salt; Master Chief Petty Officer Justin Fitzpatrick named Master Cutterman after 20 years at sea
Master Chief Petty Officer Justin “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, a machinery technician aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Anthony Petit, was granted the title of Master Cutterman during a modest ceremony aboard the cutter Jan. 3 in Ketchikan after serving 20 of his 21 years in the Coast Guard at sea.
Anyone who has sailed Alaskan waters can attest that the Last Frontier is not for the faint of heart. It takes a strong crew and a sturdy ship to brave the wind and waves of the 49th state, and the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur is eager for the challenge.
Coast Guard members from around Alaska share their New Year’s resolutions for 2015.
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. […]
Coast Guard members from Sector Anchorage, Alaska, share good cheer and hopes for the holidays.