On Sept. 12, a Kodiak–based Coast Guard helicopter crew helped save the life of a fisherman suffering from heart attack symptoms in a remote area of the Bering Sea. A crucial factor in this successful operation was the availability of [...]
JUNEAU, Alaska – Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski accompanied Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, 17th Coast Guard District commander, on a tour of the western Aleutian Islands Monday and Tuesday. The visit to the remote archipelago included stops on Adak, Shemya and [...]
Story by Caitlin Goettler Tribal partnerships have long been an integral part of the Coast Guard in Alaska, and today the connection continues through the Coast Guard’s sponsorship of the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. The games kicked off on July 18 [...]
JUNEAU, Alaska – In preparation for this summer’s Arctic activities, Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, 17th Coast Guard District commander, took a trip to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage with a few senior members of his staff June 19, 2012. The [...]
Listen to Deck Watch as it travels to the Arctic aboard an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane and learns about Arctic Domain Awareness flights.
Coast Guard Base Kodiak personnel endured a week of sadness as they memorialized two fallen shipmates, Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle (Ret.) and Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins. Base Kodiak personnel held a memorial service and continued to respect these [...]
Deck Watch radio attends the Auxiliary Annual Summit in Anchorage March 16 – 18, 2012. Auxiliarist Drew Herman interviewed National Vice Commodore Thomas Mallison. Click here to find out more!
The Coast Guard presented Lt. Cmdr. Erin Williams, executive officer Marine Safety Unit Valdez, with this year’s Capt. Dorothy Stratton Leadership Award March 5 at the 2012 Women’s Leadership Symposium in Washington D.C. Find out more about what Williams accomplished to achieve this award!
Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news across Alaska. The feature this week is an interview with Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Bodie, a hospital corpsman, about the causes of motion sickness and [...]
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Ken Fisher, chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation, gives a tour of the new Anchorage Fisher House to Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, District 17 commander, and other distinguished guests during the official opening Feb. 17, 2012. The [...]