What is your Holiday Wish?

Coast Guard members from Sector Anchorage, Alaska, share good cheer and hopes for the holidays.
Photos and wishes compiled by Lt. j.g. Victoria Swinghamer and Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.

"I wish for good health for my crew and their families in the coming year," Capt. Paul Mehler III, Sector Anchorage commander.

“I wish for good health for my crew and their families in the coming year,” Capt. Paul Mehler III, Sector Anchorage commander.

 

"After breaking my old one, I wish for a new fishing rod that will ensure the "big one" doesn't get away and another plentiful season of monster sized Reds," Cmdr. Shane Montoya, Sector Anchorage deputy commander.

“After breaking my old one, I wish for a new fishing rod that will ensure the “big one” doesn’t get away and another plentiful season of monster-sized reds,” Cmdr. Shane Montoya, Sector Anchorage deputy commander.


"I just want world peace," Lt. Eva Mcelroy, Sector Anchorage prevention.

“I just want world peace,” Lt. Eva Mcelroy, Sector Anchorage prevention.

"The good Lord has already blessed me with all my wishes," Russ Hazlett, commercial fishing examiner.

“The good Lord has already blessed me with all my wishes,” Russ Hazlett, commercial fishing examiner.

"My wish is for Petty Officer Brinkley and I to get into the Gold Nugget Triathalon," Petty Officer 2nd Class Rebecca Simpson.

“My wish is for Petty Officer Brinkley and I to get into the Gold Nugget Triathalon,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Rebecca Simpson, Sector Anchorage port state control.

"My wish is to get into grad school and to stop being asked to take surveys," Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Raslavich, Sector Anchorage logistics.

“My wish is to get into grad school and to stop being asked to take surveys,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Raslavich, Sector Anchorage logistics.

"My holiday wish is for everyone to have good health," Lt. Lauren Gadziala, Sector Anchorage response.

“My holiday wish is for everyone to have good health,” Lt. Lauren Gadziala, Sector Anchorage response.

"My holiday wish is to get everything unpacked by Christmas," Lt. Rick Bristol, Sector Anchorage's newly reported chaplain.

“My holiday wish is to get everything unpacked by Christmas,” Lt. Rick Bristol, Sector Anchorage’s newly reported chaplain.

"Snow. Lots and lots of snow," Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Barnett, incident management division.

“Snow. Lots and lots of snow,” Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Barnett, incident management division.

"I don't wish for things.  I make them happen," Chief Warrant Officer Lars Hollis, Sector Anchorage prevention.

“I don’t wish for things. I make them happen,” Chief Warrant Officer Lars Hollis, Sector Anchorage prevention.

 

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