An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

My Coast Guard
Commentary | Aug. 18, 2021

Best Places to Work: Station Ketchikan

Why Station Ketchikan is the Best Place to Work
Editor's note: This article is part of an occasional series spotlighting great Coast Guard units. Here's all the info you need to submit your own unit. 

What we do: Station Ketchikan is a multi-mission station in District 17 Alaska with a primary focus is ports, waterways, and coastal security (PWCS). Along with PWCS, Station Ketchikan focuses on search and rescue (SAR), recreational boating safety, and the enforcement of laws and treaties in the fishing domain. 

Why it's fulfilling:  Our mission at Station Ketchikan is fulfilling not only because we ensure the safety to the entrance of Alaska but also because we have the privilege to help preserve our beautiful natural resources for generations to come.   

Why you should work here: If you want to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience to work or drive boats in a wonderful oasis, then come to the astonishing outdoors of Station Ketchikan.  

What we do for fun: Station Ketchikan members have the privilege to use morale boats to either go site-seeing, whale watching, or to do some amazing fishing. 

Ketchikan’s best-kept secret: Ketchikan is known to be the Salmon Capital of the world but what most people don’t know is that we also have some of the most fantastic trails in our country. Plus, halibut fishing is phenomenal! 

See more in this series: