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What others say: Defend the Coast Guard

...Department of Defense, the Coast Guard would be assured of financial stability - something long lacking.We doubt Coast Guardsmen would be fans of any move to put their agency within the Department of the Navy, but efficiency and security should...
Abel takes control of Alaska Coast Guard

...logistical challenges and unique hardships that face the Coast Guardsmen serving here are not lost on Abel who knows the facts...Praised for his dedication to working individually with Coast Guardsmen in Alaska, Ostebo couldn't pass up the chance for...
Widow called to testify in Coast Guard murder case

ANCHORAGE - The widow of a Coast Guardsman shot to death two years ago at a Kodiak communications station...Kodiak Island fit the same dimensions and that did not include Coast Guardsmen cars registered in other states.
Prosecutors lay out case in Coast Guard homicides late because of the flat tire. He called supervisor Scott Reckner at 7:31 a.m. with the same message. A Coast Guardsman found the bodies at 7:40 a.m. Defense attorneys Curtner and Offenbecher said the video on which the government...
Jury convicts Alaska man in Coast Guard killings

...Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island.James Wells, 62, was charged in the 2012 shooting deaths of Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle. Wells, a man with thinning...
Second trial begins for coast guardsman accused of sexual abuse

Opening arguments and testimony from two investigating officers were presented in a Kenai Superior Court trail accusing a U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class of sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy. The state alleges John R. Blackman Jr.
Mobile blood drives held on the Peninsula

...drastically reduce their supply - traumas and accidents frequently dent the inventory, Bickford said. "This summer, a Coast Guardsman stationed at Kodiak fell ill with (a blood disorder) and was flown to Alaska Regional for care," she said...
Medal of Honor recipients visit Juneau station

Looking out at a sea of young United States Coast Guardsmen, 67-year-old retired U.S. Army Maj. Drew...admired my troops." Vargas was a close friend of Coast Guardsman Bud Sparks, whose name is on a leadership award given...
Coast Guardsman not guilty on one count

The Kenai Superior Court jury reached a single verdict on one of eight counts in a case accusing a United State Coast Guard Petty Officer of sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy. They hung on the rest of the charges.
One Coast Guardsman dies another injured in fall while hiking

KODIAK (AP) -- One off-duty Coast Guardsman was killed and another injured over the weekend after a hiking accident on Pyramid Mountain, the Coast Guard said Monday. The...


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