Deck Watch March 11, 2011

If you’re an Iditarod fan you know the Coast Guard is again sponsoring Ken Anderson in his Iditarod race bid. Ken is well on his way to Nome.

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod racerunner Ken Anderson talks with Alaska Senator Mark Begich prior to the ceremonial start of the 39th running of the Iditarod, March 5, 2011. The Coast Guard is sponsoring Anderson, a 10-year Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran during his 11th running of the Iditarod, which is known as "The last great race on Earth." U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod racerunner Ken Anderson talks with Alaska Senator Mark Begich prior to the ceremonial start of the 39th running of the Iditarod. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news from around Alaska. The feature for Mar. 11, 2011, by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios is an interview with Coast Guard-sponsored musher Ken Anderson prior to the start of the 2011 Iditarod and comments about Anderson’s performance in the Yukon Quest by Sen. Mark Begich.

http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php?g2_itemId=1158336

U.S. Coast Guard audio by D17 External Affairs.

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