17th Coast Guard District to hold change of command ceremony

JUNEAU, Alaska – The 17th Coast Guard District will hold a formal change of command ceremony Thursday, 10 a.m. at Centennial Hall where Rear Adm. Christopher C. Colvin will relieve Rear Adm. Gene Brooks as Commander, 17th Coast Guard District. Vice Adm. Jody Breckenridge, Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, will preside at the ceremony.

Coast Guard and Alaska Governor sign memorandum of understanding for Alaska boating safety programs

JUNEAU, Alaska – Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Rear Adm. Gene Brooks, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District signed a memorandum of understanding at the Capital Building Friday to renew relationships between the State of Alaska and the Seventeenth Coast Guard District concerning non-commercial boating safety programs and mutual enforcement of laws relating to boating safety on the waters...