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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro completes 34-day Bering Sea patrol

The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro and crew returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, March 18, after a 34-day patrol in the Bering Sea.   The cutter and crew conducted a multitude of missions including living marine resources, maritime safety, […]


Coast Guard Cutter SPAR conducts winter patrol

During a recent winter patrol, the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR crew stayed busy. We’d like to take you on their recent voyage around Kodiak Island. Coast Guard Cutter SPAR crewmembers conducted a burial at sea near Kodiak, Alaska. Petty Officer 1st […]


Cutter John McCormick crewmembers assist with Skagway Public Library reading event

 The Skagway Public Library warmly welcomed the crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick, Thursday, to assist with their weekly story time. Children with ages ranging from 1-4 years old gathered in the reading room while the crew, freshly […]


Coast Guard Team Kodiak participates in Military Saves Week

As part of Military Saves Week 2018, scheduled for Feb. 26 – March 3, Coast Guard Team Kodiak is spreading the saving message and urging the community to participate in Military Saves Week and take the Military Saves Pledge. “Military […]


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