Deck Watch speaks to the spouses of Munro crewmen

KODIAK, Alaska - The Coast Guard Cutter Munro conducts flight operations off of Unimak Island on March 17, 2008.

KODIAK, Alaska - The Coast Guard Cutter Munro conducts flight operations off of Unimak Island on March 17, 2008.

Deck Watch is a five minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news from around Alaska. The feature for July 15, 2011, by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, is an interview with with Coast Guard Cutter Munro spouses about how families can prepare and cope with their Coast Guardsmen getting underway for a deployment. Coast Guard audio by D17 External Affairs.

Coast Guardsmen stationed aboard cutters go underway throughout the year for months at a time to conduct Coast Guard missions and enforce maritime laws. While the cutters and crews are underway their spouse are back home dealing with day-to-day life without the support of their husbands or wives, raising children, conducting financial budgeting and supporting their Coast Guardsmen at sea from home.

The answer to last week’s trivia question, this island was the site of World War II Battery 7 of the Kodiak Harbor Defenses and other assorted armament and quarters completed on Feb. 11, 1944, is Puffin Island. This week’s question is what is the name of  the island south of the village of Ahkiok that from 1960 to 1977 was home to a Coast Guard Loran Station that broadcast both Loran-A and Loran-C signals? We’ll post the answer next week!

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