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 […]

Through the Lens: Alaska Village Student Outreach

As part of the Sun’arausqat Katurgwiat (The Young People’s Gathering Place), Coast Guard units from across Team Kodiak hosted youth from villages and communities around Kodiak Island.

HS2 Bonnie Baker, Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz, Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Estes, Judy Eller and Capt. Charles Truncale pose for a photo after the Rockmore-King Medical Clinic was recognized as the 2015 Health Care Facility of the Year. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

Rockmore-King Medical Clinic: A model for healthcare excellence

Kodiak’s Rockmore-King Medical Clinic is the 2015 Health Clinic Facility of the Year! The health service technicians and personnel that make up the Coast Guard medical clinic on Kodiak Island were acknowledge for their professionalism and patient care while dealing with the unique challenges of operating in a rural, geographically isolated community, along with the comprehensive care they provided to all Coast Guard assets patrolling the North Pacific and Bering Sea.

Petty Officer 1st Class Roy Mesen and Petty Officer 1st Class Cristina Mesen pose on Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, Oct. 1, 2015. The Mesens have been married since 2000 and are both active duty Coast Guardsmen. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: The Mesens

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. In honor of […]

Petty Officer 3rd Class Qurina Moss, a health services technician, poses for a photo at the medical clinic located on Base Kodiak, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

African-American History Month: HS3 Qarina Moss

Celebrating African-American History Month in the Coast Guard means to me that the Coast Guard acknowledges the hard work and success of the people of the African-American culture.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: YN2 Cristina Lamboy

The Coast Guard has taught me the importance of multi-tasking and being able to adapt to change. There has been a lot of difference between the different jobs that I have worked, and adaptation has always been part of it. I’ve learned how to adapt from my personal experiences, and also from the people who work around me.

Coast Guard Fire and Rescue observes fire prevention week

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the 1871 Great Chicago Fire that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on Oct. 8, 1971, but […]

PO1 Josh Schinke Base Kodiak

Alaska-based Coast Guardsman recieves award for financial stewardship excellence

  By Auxiliarist Drew Herman Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Schinke, head of the Base Kodiak comptroller division, has been recognized as the winner of the 2012 Coast Guard Chief Financial Officer Award for Excellence in the E-6 and below […]

Coast Guard ensures cutters, research vessels are ready for operations

Coast Guard cutters spend hundreds of days each year at sea conducting the Coast Guard’s 11 statutory missions. It’s critical that they make the most of port calls and time between deployments to resupply and conduct maintenance and training that […]

Physicians assistants work to keep Coast Guardsmen on duty

by Auxiliarist Drew Herman Through Friday the Coast Guard recognizes vital members of its health care system with National Physician Assistant Week. Authorized to practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician, physician assistants are playing a growing role in […]