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 […]


ADMIRALTY ISLAND, Alaska - Coast Guard Electronic System Support Unit Juneau personnel work on removing snow from the Robert Barron high site on Admiralty Island, Alaska, Jan. 18, 2012. The Coast Guard uses high sites for radio communications for marine broadcasting. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Aaron Spencer.

Coast Guard maintains essential communications tower