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David Raymond Richert

...raised on the family farm in North Branch, Minnesota.After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and was stationed in California, Alaska, and New York City, serving ten years as a Radioman. While stationed...
Fourth of July Schedule

...DriveDick Garrison will serve as the parade's grand marshal.Participants in this year's parade include: United States Coast Guard 17th District- Official Color Guard, Nels Becker 1947 Coupe, Sons of Norway, Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary...
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...Captain Scott W. Bornemann turned over the leadership of Sector Juneau to Captain Shannan D. Greene during a United States Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremony on June 6 at Centennial Hall. And the entire Alaska district is now under the command...
Alaska Editorial: Kulluk report inspires no confidence for Arctic operations

The following editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News:The United States Coast Guard didn't mince words in its report of the grounding of Shell's drilling rig, the Kulluk, in December 2012. The Coast Guard...
M/V Taku service interrupted due to mechanical issue

...m., approximately two hours behind schedule. Aboard the ferry were 109 passengers and 24 vehicles.The United States Coast Guard was immediately notified and has cleared the ferry to resume passenger service to Ketchikan.The M/V Taku...
Open house on Juneau-moored USCG cutters

Two United States Coast Guard cutters at port in downtown Juneau are opening to the public Thursday afternoon for an open house.The crew of the USCGC Spar...
Healy at port in Juneau after 2 years

For the first time in two years, the USCGC Healy, a United States Coast Guard Cutter, is at port in Juneau for its trip south from an eventful tour up in the Arctic.The Healy, which is homeported in Seattle...
Retiring AMHS chief: Kemp asked for resignation

...commissioner and he gets to select his staff," Neussl said.Neussl retired as district chief of staff of the United States Coast Guard in 2010 and was named deputy commissioner in February 2011. Now that he is leaving the DOT&PF, he said...
Arctic military policy discussed

A heavy polar icebreaker reactivated last December will be ready for service by summer, United States Coast Guard Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo told members of the Alaska State Legislature's joint Armed Services Committee during its first meeting...
Blessing of the Fleet set for May 4

...Clements, John Winther Jr., Tom and Dorothy Osborne and Eric McDowell will be placed on the memorial this year.United States Coast Guard Capt. Phil Thorne will be the speaker at the event.Participating in the Blessing of the Fleet this year will...


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