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Free tour of the Coast Guard cutter SPAR Sunday

...Aleutian Keeper." It's a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Kodiak.According to a press release from District 17, the SPAR is responsible for maintaining more than 150 aids-to-navigation throughout the Gulf of Alaska and the...
Charges reduced in 'problem bear' killing

...incident, but he could still face penalties from the Coast Guard. Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said the admiral of District 17 will be reviewing the case to see if any action should be taken against Houck administratively or otherwise.? Contact...
Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard levels below what Coast Guard commanders have said they need.Juneau is home to the headquarters of Coast Guard District 17, which means we have been granted a front-row seat to a tragedy. The men and women of the Coast Guard are as good...
USCG petty officers accused of wasting game avoid criminal convictions

...affect the two Coast Guard members' careers. Coast Guard District 17 spokesman Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow said the Coast...violating Alaska's wildlife laws. James P. Houck, 42, District 17's Waterways Management Chief in Juneau and the former...
For new Coast Guard head, mission still the same

...Ostebo in June - but the mission of District 17 isn't likely to change.In fact...harm," he said.Abel oversees District 17, which covers all of Alaska and...York City's police department.District 17 has increasingly spent more time...
International search and rescue

...the commander of Coast Guard District 17 which covers all of Alaska, said...Coast Guard Capt. Joseph Deer, District 17's Chief of Incident Management...absolutely."Captain Diane Durham, District 17's Chief of Response, noted it's typical...
Woman dives off dock, rescued by Coast Guard

...unresponsive until Coast Guard members in the boat administered first aid and detected a faint pulse, said Coast Guard District 17 spokesman Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst."Right as they began to perform first aid, she became responsive...
Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater

...any tracks or scents that would lead us to continue the search for the time being," Petty Officer Shawn Eggert of District 17's Public Affairs Office said in a phone interview.Coast Guard officials expressed condolences to Keithahn's family...
No sign of missing Auke Bay boater

...continued Tuesday evening and will pick up again at first light today, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Shawn Eggert of District 17's Public Affairs Office."As long as we believe there's a chance, or we have information that we believe might...
New captain on deck

...considering Sector Juneau's high success rate."Sector Juneau has completed every mission and every task given," District 17 Commander Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo said. "And that's not luck."Ostebo assured guests that he would not talk for...


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