Coast Guardsmen live, work in the snowiest city in America

The city of Valdez, Alaska, is so small one can walk from end to end in about 15 minutes. With the backdrop of the majestic Chugach Mountains, Valdez is touted the snowiest city in America by NOAA and The Weather […]


Deck Watch learns about working in extreme weather

This week Deck Watch learns about maintaining aids to navigation in remote areas. Click here to listen! Petty Officer 2nd Class William Yi, an electronics technician with Electronic Support Detachment Valdez, talks about some of the challenges he has to overcome while […]


POTATO POINT, Alaska - Petty Officer 2nd Class William Yi, an electrical technician with Electronics System Support Detachment Valdez, walks a path through the snow with snowshoes and equipment to Potato Point high site for maintenance Dec. 23, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy of ESD Valdez.

Despite snow Coast Guard conducts maintenance

Throughout Alaska the men and women of the Coast Guard have to work on equipment in remote areas of the state. Along with the remoteness of the areas they have to deal with the challeges of unpredictable weather. Recently Petty […]