HS1 Brickett aboard CGC Alex Haley

Ship, shipmate, self: Kodiak-based Coast Guardsman recognized for dedicated service

Petty Officer 1st Class Cassandra Brockett, a corpsman aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, has been selected as the Independent Duty Health Services Technician of the Year afloat for 2012. Her dedicated care of her shipmates was distinguished by […]


Deck Watch: Coast Guardsman empowers Coast Guard families of autistic kids

  March is national Autism Awareness Month and this week Deck Watch speaks with Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristy Harward, a storekeeper with the Coast Guard 17th District, discusses her recent charity effort in Juneau, Alaska. Deck Watch is a weekly […]


CPO Stephen Morrison ice skates in Juneau, Alaska

Deck Watch learns about winter fitness

This week Deck Watch met with Chief Petty Officer Steve Morrison, an intelligence specialist with Coast Guard 17th District, to talk about winter fitness in Alaska. Morrison shared his favorite winter activity, and gave some great advice for anyone looking […]


Deck Watch: Tradition of Coast Guard mascots alive and well on SPAR

Lt. Cmdr. Michele Schallip, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, discusses Coast Guard mascots and her companion Magellan from her cabin aboard SPAR near Kodiak, Alaska, Dec. 6, 2012. Deck Watch is a weekly radio program covering Coast Guard news […]


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 […]


Deck Watch: Coast Guard encourages mariners to better prepare for voyages in Southeast Alaska

Lt. Ryan Erickson, chief of incident management at Coast Guard Sector Juneau, makes safety recommendations for mariners operating in Southeast Alaska during the winter from Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Deck Watch is a weekly five minute radio program […]


Deck Watch: How to stay safe in the backcountry of Alaska

Lt. Crystal Hudak, a search and rescue controller at the Coast Guard 17th District command center in Juneau, Alaska, details how to be best prepared for an emergency while in the Alaskan backcountry, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Deck Watch is […]


CG 6005 at Low Cape

Deck Watch: Pilot describes recent in-flight emergency

  Lt. Scott Wilkerson, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot, with Air Station Kodiak, describes his recent experience with an in-flight emergency to Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2012. To listen to the show click here. In […]


Bangun Perkasa

Deck Watch learns about international efforts to curb illegal fishing

Cmdr. Chris Barrows, deputy chief of enforcement, Coast Guard 17th District, discusses Operation Drift Net and the Coast Guard efforts to curb high seas drift net fishing in the Pacific Ocean Oct. 11  from his office in Juneau, Alaska. Deck […]


Deck Watch discusses vessel safety with Sector Juneau

Lt. Jonathan Dale, a marine inspector with Coast Guard Sector Juneau, who explain the role he plays in keeping mariners safe throughout Alaska Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Juneau, Alaska. Deck Watch is a weekly radio program highlighting Coast Guard […]


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