The USCG Cutter Hickory navigates heavy weather off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, March 20, 2013. The crew of the Hickory travelled along the coast of the Pacific Northwest during its return to Homer, Alaska, from a dockside period in Long Beach, Calif. USCG photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Krautler.
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The Communication Station Kodiak chief’s mess stands with a plaque they had created to memorialize shipmates Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle, retired and Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Hopkins during a memorial held at the unit in Kodiak, Alaska, April 12, 2013. Comments from many shipmates including the current and former commanding officers of the [...]
Recent eruptions of the Kasatochi, Cleveland, and Okmok Volcanoes in Alaska have highlighted the importance of the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to the state. In a one-month period starting on 12 July 2008, the three Aleutian Island volcanoes erupted, with ash reaching at times to 35,000 feet. Flying ash presents an obvious hazard to aircraft [...]
The Alaska Legislature established the Alaska Earthquake Information Center (AEIC) by statute in 1986. Home of the world’s second greatest earthquake, recorded in 1964, and the most seismically active state in the Union, Alaska has a selfish interest in monitoring earthquake activity within the state. Alaska Earthquake Information Center The Alaska Earthquake Information Center acts [...]