My Turn: Steps taken to prevent future Coast Guard wildlife violations

...that outlined my expectations for those that hunt and fish in the breathtaking environs of Alaska. I directed all commanding officers to discuss points of this admiral-level direction at their next "all hands" meeting and to introduce this material...
Charges reduced in 'problem bear' killing

...out the door.Houck, 43, a waterways management chief for the Coast Guard command center in Juneau and a former commanding officer of a Coast Guard cutter, could have been sentenced to up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine for the class 'A...
The Forgotten Battle for Alaska: Part 2

...Etta and Foster were placed under guard in the empty schoolhouse, as their house was being confiscated by the commanding officer.The next day, Foster was taken to headquarters for interrogation. The Japanese demanded to know what secrets...
Juneau petty officer returns home after Bering Sea patrol

...petty officer."I am extremely proud of the men and women who crew Munro," said Capt. Jeff Thomas, Munro's commanding officer. "They continually exceed expectations while executing our assigned missions in weather and sea conditions few...
US Coast Guard cutter helps Diomede by taking recyclables

...included "quite a few boxes of electronic waste_monitors, DVD players, stereos - that kind of stuff," said SPAR commanding officer Doug Jannusch. "We were able to take about 200 pounds worth and the six batteries."The community of Diomede...
Alaska Editorial: Report on Alaska National Guard shocks, disappoints

...inherent to the Guard's structure as well as hostile environments that were ignored or in some cases encouraged by commanding officers. The report singled out the Guard's recruiting and retention arm as a particular source of issues, including...
Firearm theft, illegal shooting case

...offense for shooting in an area closed to hunting.Houck is an officer in the Coast Guard and was formerly the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, based in Cordova. He is presently the District 17 Waterways Management Chief...
Two Coast Guard members cited for wasting game

...Last month, 42-year-old James P. Houck, District 17's Waterways Management Chief in Juneau and the former commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, was cited for illegally shooting a black bear rummaging through trash in his...
Alaska Science Forum: Twenty weeks through the heart of Alaska

...S. Army lieutenant executed the journey from spring equinox to early September in 1885, completing an epic his commanding officer, General Nelson Miles, compared to the Lewis and Clark expedition 80 years before.After he visited Alaska one...
USCG petty officers accused of wasting game avoid criminal convictions

...Alaska's wildlife laws. James P. Houck, 42, District 17's Waterways Management Chief in Juneau and the former commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, was cited in September for illegally shooting a black bear rummaging through...


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