US Coast Guard Station Juneau
345 Egan Dr., Juneau, AK 99801
USCG Station Juneau is a United States Coast Guard installation located in the capital city of Alaska. The strategic location allows the Coast Guard to cover a wide range of areas and provide a larger service area for citizens. USGC is considered by most to be the hub of the 17th District and Coast Guard operations.
The area of USGC Juneau was originally established when Alaska was under Russian control in the early 1900’s, near the area of Sitka. Shortly after its founding, it was decided to move the facility to Auke Bay, near present day Juneau. Over the next several decades, though not officially being part of the United States, the Coast Guard facility operated in the area up until Alaska was brought into the United States in 1959. In 1974 the base was moved to its present day location in Juneau, despite a vote to make that city the capital being rejected by the United States Government.
Coast Guard Sector Juneau is a multi-mission unit based in Juneau, Alaska. Sector Juneau’s personnel, under three main departments, Prevention, Response, and Logistics, provide a vital Coast Guard presence in four strategic Southeast Alaska communities, and conduct operations in over 20 remote areas and native villages on over 2,000 islands and 10,000 miles of shoreline.
USGC Station Juneau employs over 2,000 active duty and reserve USCG personnel and nearly 300 civilians. This staff maintains and operates a fleet of 17 aircraft – including helicopters and fixed wing planes – as well as 52 smaller boats and 17 cutters across the state of Alaska.
Juneau is a rather unusual place in that there are no roads connecting the city to the rest of Alaska or to the rest of North America (ferry service is available for cars).
The absence of a road network is due to the extremely rugged terrain surrounding the city. This makes Juneau an island city in terms of transportation – since all goods coming in and out must go by plane or boat – even though the city is located on the Alaskan mainland.
The nearest major airport is Juneau International Airport (JNU / PAJN). This airport has domestic flights and is 8 miles from the center of Juneau.
Another major airport is Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base (EXI), which has domestic flights from Excursion Inlet and is 38 miles from Juneau.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Kindergarten attendance is not mandatory by law in the state of Alaska. Just as kindergarten attendance isn’t mandatory in Alaska, the state has no requirement in place for districts to offer kindergarten whatsoever.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Department of Health and Human Services (907) 465-3353
The Juneau Public Health Center provides services to the city of Juneau, and itinerates to Gustavus, Tenakee Springs, Pelican, Angoon, Haines, Hoonah, and Elfin Cove.
Office of Children’s Services (800) 478-4444
The Office of Children’s Services works in partnership with families and communities to support the well-being of Alaska’s children and youth.
Juneau Animal Rescue (907) 789-0260
After more than 50 years of proudly serving Juneau’s pet population through rescue, adoption, grooming, boarding, and animal control, Gastineau Humane Society is pleased to introduce a new era for the organization. As of January 1, 2019, we will be known as Juneau Animal Rescue.
Alaska State Troopers (907) 465-4000
Base Operator (907) 463-2367
Privatized housing is not available at Coast Guard Sector Juneau, however the Coast Guard Housing Office at Base Ketchikan provides several services to assist folks at Sector Juneau with finding housing.
Contact Sector Juneau Area Housing Officer for more details: (907) 228-0209.
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In Juneau, the summers are cool; the winters are long, freezing, and windy; and it is wet and overcast year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 61°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 70°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 22 to September 7, with an average daily high temperature above 54°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 61°F and low of 48°F. The cold season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 10 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 35°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 20°F and high of 28°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.7 months, from August 18 to February 8, with a greater than 58% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 74% on October 10. The drier season lasts 6.3 months, from February 8 to August 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 42% on May 27.
The overall cost of living index in Juneau, AK is 137, which is 6% higher than the Alaska average and 37% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Juneau, AK are 1% lower than the Alaska average and 17% higher than the national average.
As the capital of Alaska, you may expect Juneau to be a metropolis of a city. However, this historic town has much to offer in terms of history. Juneau is the only state capital that can only be accessed by plane or boat. There are no roads to Juneau.
A mix of old and new, the main hub is the waterfront where you’ll see cruise ships, fishing boats and the occasional sea plane. The city center has a variety of different things to see and do.
Visiting the oldest city in Alaska means learning about the gold rush days, seeing creatures you would not see anywhere else and natural beauty which can only be compared to a few other places on earth.
In Juneau, Mother Nature puts on quite a display for those adventurous enough to go looking. Mendenhall Glacier steals most of the attention and tourist traffic. Those who visit Tracy Arm Fjord find the scenery and wildlife unforgettable. For more accessible natural beauty, head to the Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure and breathe in the flower-scented air.
Wander the streets of downtown Juneau and you’ll come across unique sites that make this historic district the gem that it is. Browse buildings celebrating Alaska’s Native heritage, multiple museums and the arts center.
No trip to Alaska is complete without bears. Just twenty minutes from Juneau by floatplane is Admiralty Island – home to one of the world’s highest density brown bear populations. Nicknamed “Fortress of the Bears,” there are approximately 1,600 bears — one for every square mile of the island. The most popular place to see these big, fuzzy creatures in action is Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary. Watch bears feed on salmon during the peak viewing season (July through August).
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