Ostebo, Murkowski tour western Aleutian Islands

JUNEAU, Alaska – Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski accompanied Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, 17th Coast Guard District commander, on a tour of the western Aleutian Islands Monday and Tuesday. The visit to the remote archipelago included stops on Adak, Shemya and […]

>LORSTA Attu pays tribute to those who came before

> Personnel at Coast Guard Long-range Aid to Navigation Station Attu held a flag ceremony at precisely 4:20 p.m. May 11, 2010, to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the arrival of U.S. Forces in Operation Landgrab. This was the U.S. […]

>Flagpole Ceremony

> On a cold blustery Monday, May 11, 2009 the crew of LORSTA Attu raised the station’s flagpole for another year’s service. Due to the heavy winds we experience here at the end of the Aleutians we are forced to […]

>Now … Swim Call Swim … Call

> In a long standing tradition that goes back to at least 1989, 15 crew members of LORSTA Attu took to the beach on a warm sunny spring day on Attu Island. With the Air Temperature at 37 degrees, and […]

>Attu Plane Day

> Plane day on Attu is almost always the best day of the week. Unfortunately for us it only happens every other week. Our plane days start late and run even later, but the anticipation among the crew makes up […]

>Introduction to Attu, by CWO Bower

> Temnac Valley, Attu, AK We are stuck inside again today with a williwaw blowing (the Aleut word for hurricane force winds and driving snow) so I thought I should write a little about the island and our job here. […]

>Still clinging to the edge

> We survived wind gusts up to 104 mph and average speeds in excess of 70 mph Friday night and spent all weekend removing snow drifts that in places nearly reached the roof of our second floor. At least we […]


> We are currently being buffeted by our second blizzard this week. Both have had winds averaging over 50 mph and gusts in excess of 70 mph driving snow hard enough that at times we can’t see 30 feet. These […]

>Loran Station Attu

> USCG Loran Station Attu is located at the western most edge of the Alaskan Aleutian Islands. With twenty active duty personnel, Loran Station Attu provides an essential navigational tool for mariners of the north pacific. The navigational signal provided […]