March 26th marked Ombudsmen Appreciation Day – a day to honor the service of our dedicated Coast Guard ombudsmen. From the largest unit to the smallest, Coast Guard ombudsmen strive to make life easier for Coast Guard members and their families. 2017 is the 30th year of the ombudsman program and the 17th District would like to extend a huge thanks to all of its units’ ombudsmen.
Tucked into the Chugach Mountains, Valdez is the northernmost ice-free port in North America, but the Station’s stalwart crew still endures an average yearly snowfall of 326 inches per year to conduct Coast Guard operations.
Whenever shipmates wish each other to have a great Coast Guard day, the Auxiliary ensure they do. They receive no paycheck, but their service to the nation does not go unnoticed.
Frostbite and heart failure set in quickly as the mercury drops, and there’s no time to lose. It’s time to make a fire.
Gift them with a safe return home while on Alaska’s waterways. The gift of safety saves more than money.
Members of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage donned aprons instead of the uniform of the day Tuesday to volunteer at the Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center in Anchorage.
The water was a balmy 80 degrees and calm. A wave rippled across its surface as a small, orange boat sank to the waterline. The four people aboard quickly exited the boat into the water. A voice overhead was instructing them to “conserve energy and float nearby.”
As maritime traffic increases in the Arctic, the dangers of an oil spill creep closer to the “Anvil City.” For the Northwest Arctic Sub Area Committee, the top of the agenda is keeping Nome like no other place.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Hali Lombardi, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Valdez, Alaska, passed her crew member check ride on the station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium earlier this week. Although she reported to Alaska only two months ago, this is […]
There are “uncharted waters,” and there are uncharted waters up through the Northwest Passage. At the intersection of geography and interests, the Arctic represents a light flashing yellow to increased levels of human activity. A danger foreseen is half-avoided, goes […]