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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Coast Guard Base Kodiak celebrates aviation, military presence

Coast Guardsmen with Coast Guard Base Kodiak held a celebration ceremony in recognition of 70 years of military presence in Kodiak and 100 years of Naval Aviation June 15, 2011,  in Hangar 3 of Air Station Kodiak on Coast Guard […]


>ESU Kodiak Wins B Division, the Toughest Division, in the 2009-2010 USCG Kodiak Area Captain’s Cup

> Actor Gary Sinise with ESU Kodiak, Second from Left, Middle Row (Photo by IT2 Cole, ESU Kodiak) ESU Kodiak has a great reputation for its technical skills, customer service, community outreach, and fish fry’s across Alaska, at least that’s […]


>Coast Guard presents first C4IT Service Center Enlisted Petty Officer of the Year award

> Congratulations to Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Trevor Paternoster, of ESU Kodiak, the Coast Guard’s first enlisted C4IT Service Center Enlisted Petty Officer of the Year. IT2 Paternoster is pictured with Mr. Mark Powell, director of the Coast Guard C4IT […]


>ESD Ketchikan

>In the far southeastern corner of Alaska, a technician dressed in blue, wearing a hard hat and a climbing harness, stands perched atop the mast of a US Coast Guard patrol boat. This is a Third Class Electronics Technician completing […]


>ESDD Sitka

>Sitka Alaska is an island community located on the western side of Baranof Island. Temperatures are mild and rain is plentiful. Sitka is also well known for its excellent fishing and hiking trails. ESDD Sitka is a 2 person shop, […]


>ESU Kodiak’s National Distress System team

>ESU Kodiak’s NDS team oversees the contracted maintenance of more than 40 sites including VHF, HF, microwave links and Command Center watch positions throughout the state of Alaska. With ETC Mike Yrjana as the one Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE) in […]


>ESU Kodiak Site Maintenance of Miller Field DGPS site

>ESU Kodiak has several sites to maintain on the Island of Kodiak. One of these sites is located in Chiniak next to Miller Field Airstrip from WWII. This is a DGPS site that requires routine maintenance of the antenna field. […]


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