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Francis John Parsons

...go to sea for the first few years of family life, but took a "beach" job in 1956, as a civilian employee of the US Coast Guard. The position was meant for a college graduate, but Frank was given a chance based on his great experience with marine...
US Coast Guard cutter helps Diomede by taking recyclables

NOME - Residents of a remote Alaska community very near Russia found a unique way to gets some recycled waste off-island. They asked the Coast Guard to transport it. The U.S.
The dos and H2don'ts of Alaskan waters

...water safety Morgan teaches, and she's not alone. Mike Folkerts, a recreational boating safety specialist with the US Coast Guard takes a hardline stance on life vests. Federal and state laws now dictate that children younger than 13 must wear...
My Turn: The heart of the Southeast Alaska economy is its ocean

...positioned Southeast Alaska to be a maritime center. Retreating sea ice has increased accessibility to the Arctic and the US Coast Guard is increasing its presence in response. The Coast Guard has recently displaced the Forest Service our number one federal...
Holst's retirement unlikely to be quiet

...almost immediately upon her arrival in town in 1978, a move prompted by her husband Butch's relocation through the US Coast Guard. Initially, however, she wasn't thrilled to be here."I cried all the way down the Garden State Parkway...
Finding family: A father-daughter reunion

...want to go for too long either, though he's got a life back in Texas, he's hoping that his retirement from the US Coast Guard will allow him to spend more time with his only daughter."I'm not rich but I'm not financially broke," Taylor...
Photo: Still searching

A HH-60J Jayhawk from the US Coast Guard base in Sitka flies up the Mount Roberts ridgeline as seen from downtown Juneau on Wednesday as the search for missing hiker Sharon Buis continues into a fourth day.
US Coast Guard, state troopers honor Sitka woman for 1950 shipwreck rescue

SITKA - More than 60 years after helping rescue a shipwreck survivor in stormy seas, a Sitka woman was honored this month by the U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers. Marie Laws received the commendations in a Sept.
US Coast Guard suspends search for missing crewman

ANCHORAGE - The Coast Guard late Friday suspended its search for a container ship crew member who was presumed to have fallen overboard into the North Pacific Ocean.
US Coast Guard to harness tide for power

PORTLAND, Maine - The Coast Guard signed off Thursday on its first tidal power project with plans for a small underwater turbine to augment electricity generated at its station in the nation's northeastern corner, which is home to some of largest tidal variations in North America.


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