(Left) Eduardo Vitorino, Kodiak flotilla vice commander, announced the winners of the 2015 "We Don't Float" poster contest during a Kodiak Island Borough School District board meeting. Joining some of the winners for a photo are (back row, from left) superintendent Stewart McDonald, board president Katie Oliver, board vice president Debra Kirk, board treasurer Duncan Fields and student advisory representative Joseph Beltran. USCG photo by Auxiliarist Nicole Clark.

2015 Kodiak Water Safety Poster Contest

On April 20, 2015, the Coast Guard Auxiliary announced the winners of its annual “We Don’t Float” poster contest at the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education. The contest was held to promote boating safety and as a reminder for anyone that takes part in an activity on or around the water the importance of wearing your lifejacket.


A potrait of Auxiliarist George Eischens. Eischens has been a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for over 40 years. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.

Four decades of dedication

To volunteer your time for 40 consecutive years takes dedication. And in the realm of the Coast Guard Auxiliary this means countless hours assisting in rescues, helping at local Coast Guard units and providing life saving training and safety checks to the public.


Boat Responsibly

Labor Day weekend boating safety tips

As the Labor Day weekend approaches and marks the end of the summer boating season, an increase in the number of recreational boating activities is anticipated. Boaters need to take proper safety precautions and remain vigilant using these recommended safety tips:


Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 75th anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, a volunteer organization made up of more than 30,000 men and women across the U.S. with more than 420 members volunteering in the state of Alaska. Today, the Coast […]


Fifth graders in Mrs. Warner's class ready for a ride to Woody island May 9, 2013, in Kodiak, Alaska. The Kodiak Auxiliary Flotilla delivered more than 80 lifejackets for the annual camping trip. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Drew Herman.

Coast Guard in Alaska observes National Safe Boating Week

On June 4, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established National Safe Boating Week as the first week starting on the first Sunday in June. In 1995, the date for National Safe Boating Week was changed to a full week before […]


Seamanship at Aux Summit

Auxiliarists, guests assemble for annual training summit in Anchorage, Alaska

During three packed days, 105 Alaska Auxiliarists from 13 flotillas threw themselves into intensive training in areas such as commercial fishing vessel examinations, recreational boating safety instruction, public affairs, leadership and seamanship. Many active duty members, including Chief Petty Officer […]


CGC Sycamore crewmembers particpate in boating safety course

Coast Guardsmen attend boating safety course in Kodiak, Alaska

Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore completed a recreational boating safety course during their port call in Kodiak, Alaska, Friday. The course, titled About Boating Safety, was provided by members of the Kodiak Coast Guard Auxiliary and is a […]


Coast Guard Auxiliary attends Annual Summit

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!


KODIAK, Alaska - Petty Officer 2nd Class Erich Solbach, a marine science technician with Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak, talks with a local fisherman about new upcoming fishing regulations during the 2011 Commercial Fishery Trade Show in Kodiak April 15, 2011. ComFish began in 1980 by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce as a marine trade fair to be held in conjunction with the annual Kodiak Crab Festival in May. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen.

Kodiak Coast Guardsmen participate in 2011 ComFish

Last week, Coast Guard men and women took part in the 2011 Commercial Fishery Trade show in Kodiak, Alaska, to discuss topics ranging from upcoming fishing regulations to how the Coast Guard works with its partners to enforce laws and protect the maritime environment. ComFish began in 1980 by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce as a marine trade fair to be held in conjunction with the annual Kodiak Crab Festival in May.


BM3 Brandon Derton poses next to a Morale, Welfare and Recreational boat April 1, 2011, at the MWR Boathouse at Coast Guard base Kodiak.

Deck Watch for April 1, 2011

KODIAK, Alaska – Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news from around Alaska. The feature for April 1, 2011, by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, is an interview with Petty Officer Brandon […]


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