Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Holds Change of Command Ceremony
Commander Brian McLaughlin relieved Captain Michael Frawley as commanding officer of US Coast Guard Air Station Sitka in a change of command ceremony in Sitka.
McLaughlin arrived in Alaska after serving as executive officer of Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Mclaughlin was previously assigned to the Office of Aviation Forces at US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, in Mobile, Alabama; Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, in Kodiak, Alaska; Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, in Clearwater, Florida; and aboard Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC 908) in Kittery, Maine. McLaughlin graduated from the Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor’s of science in government. He also earned a master’s of science in aviation safety systems management and adult education technology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
“It is an honor to assume command of Air Station Sitka,” said McLaughlin. “It is a privilege to lead these dedicated service members and support them and their families as we serve the nation in southeast Alaska.”
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When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.