Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Seventeenth Coast Guard District is once again hosting its annual District Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau this week which includes cutters homeported throughout Alaska as well as a Canadian vessel. This year’s roundup brings six Coast Guard buoy tenders from Kodiak, Cordova, Petersburg, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Homer together for a week of training. Participating are Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR to hold change of command

KODIAK, Alaska (D17 Public Affairs) – Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Keith M. Ropella will assume command of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR during a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, at the Coast Guard base aboard the SPAR. Ropella, a native of Green Bay, Wisc., will officially relieve Lt. Cmdr. Anthony A. Stobbe of command of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR. The change of command...