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Coast Guard, Samaritans assist vessel near Sitka

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...water Tuesday morning near Cosmos Cove.Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received...after taking on water, according to a Coast Guard news release. Watchstanders issued...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/coast-guard-samaritans-assist-vessel-ne
Local
Death notice: Oscar Peter Olsen

...Aug. 24, 2014 at age 92. Olsen served in the U.S. Coast Guard, owned and operated several logging camps throughout...Memorial Park at 3839 Riverside Dr. Following will be a Coast Guard tribute and ANB service at 3 p.m. at the Alaska Native...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-08-27/death-notice-oscar-peter-olsen
Death Notices
New housing to ease Coast Guard shortage

...Murkowski helped break ground for a new Coast Guard Base Kodiak housing facility...Charles Ray, the commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area; Captain Jeffrey Westling, the commander of Coast Guard Base Kodiak and Lars Wagner, the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/new-housing-ease-coast-guard-shortage
State
Search for missing hiker goes underground

...with Southeast Alaska Dogs Organized for Ground Search and members of the Alpine Club - to search for her. U.S. Coast Guard helicopters with infrared systems also swept the mountainside by night, searching for heat sources. There was no sign...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-24/search-missing-hiker-goes-under-ground
Local
Message in a bottle

...you. I am in the United States Coast Guard, Stationed at Point Retreat Light...matching the names.He also emailed a Coast Guard historian, who couldn't help...opportunity.He served in the Coast Guard a total of four years. He said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-24/message-bottle
Local
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...Red Chris Project.Begich, as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard, plans to hold a hearing on the transboundary mines to continue the conversation and open a place for constructive...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-20/sens-begich-murkowski-call-action-trans
State
GOP candidates square off for last time

...security is the national debt. It is preventing us from building the icebreakers we need and giving more resources to the Coast Guard," he said.On energy issues, Sullivan said the U.S. is starting to see a renaissance in energy and that Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/gop-candidates-square-last-time
State
National Night Out

...neighborhood get-together.Officer Matt Dubois briefed a packed room of police officers, firefighters, EMTs and Coast Guard Auxiliary members at the Juneau Police Department before the evening's events on important issues: the stationing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-06/national-night-out
Local
Text message helps searchers locate lost hiker

...companies in Juneau are frequently asked to assist with searches and rescues since neither the troopers nor the U.S. Coast Guard have an operational helicopter based here. Troopers are responsible for coordinating all searches and rescues in the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-12/text-message-helps-searchers-locate-los
Local
The value of volunteer firefighters

...public events, providing station tours, instructing and training people from private industry, responding with the Coast Guard, standing by for high-risk police operations, helping shape state legislation and attending regional disaster drills...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-11/value-volunteer-firefighters
Opinion

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