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USCG Alaska - Cool Photos #12-14-2012

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Spike Walker book signing
Best selling author Spike Jones who wrote "Working on the Edge," a book about crab fishing in Alaska, signs book for Coast Guard members at the Base Kodiak exchange, Alaska, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. "Working on the Edge" was the Discovery Channel's inspiration to start filming "The Deadliest Catch." U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Alex Haley sets sail
The Cast Guard Cutter Alex Haley gets underway their winter Bering Sea patrol in Kodiak, Alaska, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The Alex Haley will be taking the place of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman as the law enforcement and search and rescue presence in ther Bering. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Wreath drop for Navy aviators
Petty Officer 3rd Class Luis Nunez, an aviation maintenance technician at Air Station Kodiak, prepare to toss a wreath out of the back of a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane over Womens Bay near Kodiak, Alaska, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. The wreath dropped to in memory of 25 sailors who were lost when their Navy PB4Y-2 Privateer transport plane crashed in Southeast Alaska on a flight from Kodiak to Seattle Nov. 30, 1945. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

 Kodiak local ATON

Manning the bridge during ATON
Petty Officer 3rd Class Toni Reed, an electricians mate aboard the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, stands at the helm while the ship and crew closes in on their next buoy. Crew members aboard the SPAR are required to pass certain personal requirement factors before being able to steer the ship. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Underway despite freezing temps
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR sails in below freezing conditions near Kodiak, Alaska, Thursday, Dec. 06, 2012. During this Patrol, the crew of the SPAR completed working local aids to navigation and brough present to the children of Old Harbor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

MSD Kodiak, SPAR complete ATON
Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Houvener, a marine science technician with the marines safety detachment in Kodiak, goes over paperwork aboard a fishing vessel in Old Harbor, Kodiak, Alaska, Monday, Dec. 03, 2012. The Kodiak MSTs came aboard theCoast Guard Cutter SPAR to give training to the crew and complete dockside examinations in the remote village of Old Harbor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

How do you like yours?
In the galley of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, food service technician and other crew members of the SPAR prepare sever pizza for the ship’s pizza night while underway in Kodiak, Alaska Saturday, Dec. 01, 2012. Nights like the pizza night are important morale boosters for the crew while spending time out at sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Heat and beat aboard SPAR
Two crewman aboard the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR take turns hammering a red-hot rivet-pin while working aids to navigation in Kodiak, Alaska, Sunday, Dec. 02, 2012. When the chain of a buoy is inspected and found that it has been worn too thin, the crew is required to crop out that section of chain and replace it with new chain.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

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