Communication Station Kodiak

Freq out: Coast Guard ceases monitoring channel 2182 kHz

  In this digital era, new technologies put endless information at our fingertips. However, as we trudge into a future once imagined only as science fiction, older technologies become outdated, joining cassette tapes, camera film and floppy discs in the […]


Deck Watch: Cable eating bears keep Coast Guardsmen busy

By Seaman Justin Hergert Recently a brown bear at Communications Station Kodiak caused enough damage to disable a communications antenna for the winter season, until repairs can be made in the spring. The cost to repair the cable is estimated […]


Coast Guard establishes presence in Barrow

There is a new addition to the horizon of the Arctic shoreline this summer. Coast Guard Forward Operating Location Barrow, Alaska became officially operational Monday. FOL Barrow is part of the Coast Guard’s ongoing involvement on the Northern Slope, Arctic […]


Kodiak, Deck Watch honor fallen shipmates

Coast Guard Base Kodiak personnel endured a week of sadness as they memorialized two fallen shipmates, Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle (Ret.) and Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins.  Base Kodiak personnel held a memorial service and continued to respect these […]


A busy night for Air Station Kodiak

On the dark, windy and bitterly cold night of January 24, 2012, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak personnel were called into action to combat the havoc being played on mariners in Alaska’s notorious coastal waters. The crew of the 58-foot […]


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 honors military for Veterans Day

Deck Watch honors veterans this week. Find out how and what else went on across Alaska!


Coast Guard weekly news highlights across Alaska

Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders were busy with missions, operations and rescues across Alaska. Find out more in this week’s Coast Guard Blotter.


Deborah Bitanga is recognized for her art by the Coast Guard

Coast Guard presents three Kodiak students with awards

Deborah Bitanaga, Madalyn Males and Abbey Raymer were recognized this week for their participation in a nationwide Coast Guard art contest and their efforts to raise awareness for Coast Guard missions. All three girls received certificates from Coast Guard Headquarters […]


Takin’ care of business in Shemya

Fifteen hundred miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, sits a small island named Shemya. What used to be a thriving Air Force Base with more than 2,000 active duty members is now a home for civilian contractors, tasked with maintaining communications […]


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