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Coast Guard innovation improves safety, efficiency of Steller sea lion patrols

Coast Guardsmen stationed at the North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center in Kodiak, Alaska, recently received a 2012 Coast Guard Innovation Award for their work to improve a job aid used by cutter and aircrews to conduct Steller sea lion […]


Deck Watch travels to the Arctic

Listen to Deck Watch as it travels to the Arctic aboard an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane and learns about Arctic Domain Awareness flights.


Deck Watch deploys to Cordova

Deck Watch radio features Coast Guard news and information across Alaska.  The feature this week is with Lt. Mark Heussner, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot and scheduling officer, regarding Air Station Kodiak’s recent deployment of air assets to Cordova for […]


Deck Watch prevents sea sickness

Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news across Alaska. The feature this week is an interview with Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Bodie, a hospital corpsman, about the causes of motion sickness and […]


Deck Watch takes a look at history

Deck Watch steps back in time and explores some history. In 1915 President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the “Act to Create the Coast Guard,” an act passed by Congress on Jan. 20, 1915 that combined the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service to form the Coast Guard.


Deck Watch discusses the importance of vessel traffic service

Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news across Alaska. Click here to find out what went on this week in the northern latitudes of the United States.


Deck Watch gives thanks

Thanksgiving reminds a person to take time and remember what he or she is truly thankful for. Lt. Phil Whitmore shares his story of why he and his family are especially thankful this holiday season. Listen to Deck Watch to find out why.


JUNEAU, Alaska -- Army and Coast Guard color guard personnel stand on the field atop Castle Hill while a reenactment of the transfer of the Territory of Alaska ceremony was held in Sitka Saturday Oct. 18, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Shinn.

Deck Watch learns about Alaska Day

  Deck Watch interviews Lt. Christopher Enoksen, with Air Station Sitka, about the history and part of the Coast Guard’s role in Sitka’s Alaska Day events. Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news […]


Coast Guard Alaska weekly news highlights

Aug. 27 – Communications Station Kodiak received a medevac request for a 25-year-old male with a mouth injury aboard the 98-foot fishing vessel Shell Fish 310 miles west of Cape Decision. The duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac and Air […]


Coast Guard weekly news highlights across Alaska

Alaskan Coast Guard units were busy this past week. Here’s a look at what happened. Aug. 31 – Medical personnel from the Haines Clinic called the Coast Guard requesting a medevac for a patient experiencing shock due to a motorcycle […]