LORAN Station Attu: The Last Place on Earth

By USCG Auxilarist Drew Herman Even after World War II ended, young Coast Guard recruits at the electronics school in Groton, Conn., promised not to say the word “loran” and risk a leak about the top-secret navigation system that guided American bombers to targets in the Pacific.

Coast Guard decommissions last Alaskan LORAN station

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard decommissioned Long Range Aid to Navigation Station Attu, the last Coast Guard LORAN station in Alaska and home of the westernmost Alaskan Coast Guard unit Thursday.

Alaska’s westernmost LORAN structure demolished

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard demolished the 625-foot Long Range Aids to Navigation tower in Attu home of the westernmost Coast Guard unit in Alaska Wednesday before LORAN Station Attu is scheduled to be decommissioned August 26.

Coast Guard commemorates 67th anniversary of Operation Landgrab

KODIAK, Alaska – Personnel at Coast Guard Long-Range Aid to Navigation Station Attu held a flag ceremony at precisely 4:20 p.m. May 11, 2010, to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the arrival of U.S. forces in Operation Landgrab.

Hurricane winds, winter storm hits remote Coast Guard station in Aleutian Chain

ANCHORAGE, Alaska –The crew of Coast Guard’s Long-Range Navigation (LORAN) Station in Attu, is digging out after a weekend storm pounded the island with wind gusts of 178 mph and more than a one and a half feet of snow, Nov. 28-29.