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Helfinstine receives the Coast Guard Commander's Award for 35 Years of Civilian Service

...Helfinstine, the Bridge Program Administrator for the 17th Coast Guard District, was recently presented with the Coast Guard Commander's Award for 35 Years of Civilian Service. Of note includes 30 years with the Coast Guard in Alaska, 25 of which...
Deal reached in Coast Guard commander's trial

ANCHORAGE - A senior Coast Guard commander accused of having inappropriate relationships with staff members has been demoted. Capt. Herbert M. Hamilton III will retire...
U.S. Coast Guard and justice system need to step up

...meat. That extremely bad action resulted in a measly $800 fine. Now, reading that James P. Houck, a U.S. Coast Guard commander, has received a reduced charge of $75 for shooting and wounding a perceived problem bear rummaging through his...
Charges reduced in 'problem bear' killing

A U.S. Coast Guard commander who used a revolver to shoot and wound a perceived "problem bear" rummaging through trash in his yard left the state courthouse...
Attorney: Crash survivor gets 'career killer' report

JUNEAU - The U.S. Coast Guard commander for Alaska is recommending that Lt. Lance Leone, the sole survivor of a 2010 Coast Guard helicopter crash, not be promoted or...
Cmdr of Coast Guard vessel reassigned

...following reports of a "poor command climate." While the investigation continues, preliminary results led the Coast Guard commander for Alaska, Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, to temporarily relieve Seaton of his command. Seaton has been reassigned...
Coast Guard commander urges treaty ratification

JUNEAU - The departing commander of the Coast Guard's 17th District, which includes Alaska, said the U.S. must ratify the Law of the Sea treaty to ensure access to and control over a rich oil and mineral bed that is getting attention from China.
Anchorage Coast Guard commander removed

JUNEAU - Capt. Mark Hamilton, the Coast Guard's commander for the Anchorage sector, has been temporarily relieved of his duties.
Retiring Coast Guard commander to head ASMI

ANCHORAGE - A search committee for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has chosen a retiring Coast Guard commander to be the institute's new executive director. Vice Adm. Ray Riutta, retiring as commander of the Coast Guard's Pacific area...
New Coast Guard commander emphasizes security, safety

Rear Adm. James Underwood said he hopes to see security improved and ships and services spruced up during his tenure as commander of the Coast Guard in Alaska.


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