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Coast Guard Base Kodiak established

KODIAK, Alaska - Capt. Karl Moore, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Kodiak (right), salutes Capt. Mark Carmel, deputy director of operational logistics office in Norfolk, Va., requesting permission to officially stand up Base Kodiak April 25, 2012. Base Support Unit Kodiak, Personnel Services and Support Unit Kodiak, Health, Safety and Work-life Kodiak, and Electronic System Support Unit Juneau and their Kodiak detachment are now established under one command as Base Kodiak.

KODIAK, Alaska - Capt. Karl Moore, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Kodiak (right), salutes Capt. Mark Carmel, deputy director of operational logistics office in Norfolk, Va., requesting permission to officially stand up Base Kodiak April 25, 2012. Base Support Unit Kodiak, Personnel Services and Support Unit Kodiak, Health, Safety and Work-life Kodiak, and Electronic System Support Unit Juneau and their Kodiak detachment are now established under one command as Base Kodiak.

PHOTO: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally

KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Base Kodiak was officially established Wednesday during a ceremony at the Billiken Theater on the base.

Capt. Mark Carmel, deputy director of operational logistics office in Norfolk, Va., presided over the ceremony in which Capt. Karl Moore became the first commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Kodiak.

"The base supports the Coast Guard mission in Alaska by providing services and facilities that help tenant and visiting operational commands, such as the air station and cutters, achieve their goals," said Moore. "Some examples include providing dock space, maintenance support and supplies to the cutters, medical and dental care for our members, administration and records management and IT support."

The units listed below have been integrated under one chain of leadership, lead by Moore, to streamline internal services and eliminate redundancies.

- Base Support Unit Kodiak
- Personnel Services and Support Unit Kodiak
- Health, Safety and Work-Life Kodiak
- Electronics Systems Support Unit Juneau and their Kodiak detachment 

Kodiak is one of 13 bases newly established under this reorganization nationwide. The combining of these units does not constitute the loss or addition of any personnel to or from Kodiak. 

For more about the Coast Guard's modernization program here http://www.uscg.mil/modernization/

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