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My Turn: Sailing Arctic Seas in the Oval Office

...Arctic shipping lanes.Much of this achievement can be credited to hard work, especially by the U.S. Coast Guard District 17 based in Juneau. Currently, the U.S. Coast Guard is considering specific shipping rules for Alaska's Bering Strait...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-24/my-turn-sailing-arctic-seas-oval-offi
Opinion
Coast Guard invades Juneau for 'roundup'

...Buoy tender roundup is a lot of fun," explained Cmdr. James Houck, who heads the Waterways Division of Coast Guard District 17, which covers Alaska.That division coordinates the services of the Coast Guard's buoy tenders. If the service's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-02/coast-guard-invades-juneau-roundup
Local
NOAA seeks information on dead Steller sea lions

...report of several dead Steller sea lions on a beach near Cordova, Alaska on June 1. With operational assistance from a District 17 US Coast Guard helicopter crew, NOAA biologists and law enforcement personnel visited the site where several dead marine...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-14/noaa-seeks-information-dead-steller
Neighbors
NOAA seeks information on Steller sea lions killed near Cordova - reward offered

...received a report of several dead Steller sea lions on a beach near Cordova, Alaska. With operational assistance from a District 17 US Coast Guard helicopter crew, NOAA biologists and law enforcement personnel visited the site where several dead marine...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-11/noaa-seeks-information-steller-sea-l
Outdoors
Cruise ship passenger medevaced to hospital

...man aboard the ship 40 miles from the capital city and brought him to Auke Bay by boat, a statement from Coast Guard District 17 says. Capital City Fire/Rescue crews were waiting at Statter Harbor and took him to BRH by ambulance.The Celebrity...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-10/cruise-ship-passenger-medevaced-hospita
Local
Juneau 4th of July Parade Grand Marshals named

...of the war in Afghanistan serving with the Redeploment Assistance and Inspection Detachment. He was named the USCG District 17 Enlisted Service Member of the Year in 2012 and served with the Deep Water Horizon oil spill response teams for nine...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-31/juneau-4th-july-parade-grand-marsha
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 15, 2015

...doesn't always involve daring rescues - it includes environmental protection and planning, as the men and women of District 17 are doing now while they prepare to send equipment into the Arctic Ocean again. To all Coast Guardsmen, we say thank...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-15/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-07/new-coast-guard-head-mission-still-same
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-12/free-tour-coast-guard-cutter-spar-sunda
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-12/charges-reduced-problem-bear-killing
Local

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