The Coast Guard Foundation’s Alaska Awards Dinner will return to Anchorage on August 23. Traditionally celebrated every other year, the dinner was last held in 2018 with the 2020 event cancelled due to the pandemic.
Gathering for the event at Anchorage’s Hotel Captain Cook, regional industry leaders, Alaskan Coast Guard supporters, and government officials will join together to highlight the missions and heroism of U.S. Coast Guard personnel in our Nation’s Last Frontier.
At the event the Foundation will also announce a special award to a crew from the Coast Guard’s 17th District, which oversees all Coast Guard missions and activities in Alaska.
The 2018 event honored the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick for their work promoting safety among Alaska’s commercial vessel fleet, protecting Alaskan fish stocks, which are vital to the region’s economy, and protecting the sovereignty of U.S. waters against incursion from foreign vessels.
The new Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Linda Fagan, Coast Guard District Seventeen Commander, Rear Admiral Nathan Moore, and other Coast Guard personnel will attend, as will executive branch and congressional leaders.
The event, which includes a reception and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Sponsorships and tickets are available at the event website.
Cover photo: Former Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz and the former Vice Commandant, Admiral Linda Fagan, pose with crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick, who were honored at the Coast Guard Foundation's 2018 Alaska Awards Dinner. Also pictured are former Foundation chairman Will Jenkins and Foundation president Susan Ludwig.