Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Kodiak Chief Petty Officers Association

A Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing member and Vic Laird, a retired Coast Guardsman, fish in Saltry River on Kodiak Island, Alaska, July 25, 2017. The Kodiak Chief Petty Officers Association partnered with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and hosted six veterans to Kodiak for a week of fishing. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Fly fishing has a way of healing a person, especially when that person is an active duty or military veteran who has been negatively affected in some way while serving his country.

For eight years, the Chief Petty Officers Association of Kodiak, Alaska, has provided a way for veterans to come to Kodiak Island and escape into nature to heal. Volunteers donate their time and resources to coordinate and organize a week of fly fishing to provide a way for others to rehabilitate physically and emotionally.

From the Homefront: Assistance when crises strike

Shelley Kimball’s newest “From the Homefront” blog highlights three Coast Guard-specific agencies that are ready to help: The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance and the Coast Guard Foundation.

Adm. Papp on the role of the chief

Adm. Papp

The United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association held their 43rd Annual Convention in Daytona, Fla., from August 15 to 19. At their annual convention, chiefs and their retired counterparts meet to discuss issues facing Coast Guard leadership over the past year and work towards solutions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd

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