Coast Guard District 17 holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard District 17 holds change of command ceremony
Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, watches while Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr., salutes Rear Adm. Michael McAllister, formally assuming command of the Coast Guard 17th District during a change of command ceremony May 9, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard’s 17th District conducted a change of command ceremony Wednesday at Elizabeth...

Coast Guard tests communication, preps for Cascadia Rising event

Coast Guard tests communication, preps for Cascadia Rising event
Chief Warrant Officer Michael Wood, a member of the Coast Guard 13th District response technology division, uses a mobile high frequency radio to communicate with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection National Law Enforcement Communications Service Center in Orlando, Fla., during a communications exercise at Coast Guard Base Seattle, March 22, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class...

Coast Guard 17th District holds change of command

Coast Guard 17th District holds change of command
JUNEAU, Alaska — Rear Adm. Dan Abel assumed command of Coast Guard 17th District from Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Juneau on Thursday. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that solidifies the continuity of leadership for personnel at the unit. Click the photo for more from the ceremony. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({...

U.S., Canada complete joint search and rescue exercise in Prince Rupert, B.C.

U.S., Canada complete joint search and rescue exercise in Prince Rupert, B.C.
JUNEAU, Alaska – United States and Canadian personnel completed a three-day joint maritime search and rescue exercise Wednesday in Prince Rupert, B.C. “The exercise enhanced interoperability and SAR coordination in a joint environment with Canadian partners and U.S. SAR organizations,” said Capt. Anthony Vogt, Coast Guard 17th District Chief of Staff. “The goal of the exercise...

17th District chief of prevention retires

17th District chief of prevention retires
Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, retired at the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center March 14, 2013. Shaw’s retirement ceremony celebrated more than 25 years of service for the Coast Guard, including stations across the U.S. and as far away as the Netherlands. Shaw was joined by his wife and three children, including his son, Coast Guard Academy Cadet Allen...