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 […]


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.


>Ghouls, ghosts lurk in Coast Guard basement

>The Coast Guard Communications Station in Kodiak holds a haunted COMMSTA for the community annually on Halloween weekend. They opened their doors, to the basement anyway, from 5 to 10 p.m. and 20 to 30 personnel including COMMSTA, Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak and […]