First Coast Guard Air Station Sitka commanding officer visits old unit

SITKA, Alaska - Retired Coast Guard Capt. Dave Irons, the first commanding officer of Air Station Sitka visited the unit May 26, 2011. Irons was the commanding officer of the air station from 1977 to 1978 when the the station was moved from Annette Island to Sitka. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Sitka.

Retired Coast Guard Capt. Dave Irons, the first commanding officer of Air Station Sitka, visited the air station May 26, 2011.  Cmdr. William Cameron, the current Air Station Sitka commanding officer, met Irons at the Sitka cruise ship pier since Irons was on an Alaska cruise.  Cameron brought Irons to the air station and provided him a tour of the facilities and the new MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter.  Irons and his family had lunch with the air station’s command before departing.  Irons was the commanding officer of the station from 1977 to 1978 and was involved when the station was moved from Annette Island to Sitka.