Tag Archives: Kodiak Airport

Remote. Rugged. Extreme. Coast Guard firefighting in Kodiak

KMXT received this article and photo from the U.S. Coast Guard public affairs office. We’ve posted it as received. Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean  U.S. Coast Guard District 17 Firefighter Phillip Galindo dons his gear, layering up for the unforgiving Alaskan elements. For Galindo, it’s just another day at work on the rock, which is situated roughly …

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Kodiak’s airport manager is retiring after 30 years of working with the Department of Transportation

Passengers arrive at the Kodiak Airport. (Photo by J. Stephen Conn/ Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT For over 30 years, Bruce McNeil has worked for the Alaska Department of Transportation in Kodiak. He’s currently the airport manager of the Kodiak Airport, which means his day starts early. “My phone usually starts ringing about five am and quiets about 11 [pm].” McNeil says even …

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Airport Runway Extension Example of Compromise

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A recently completed runway extension at the Kodiak Airport originally produced environmental concerns among local groups and a tribal organization, but some members of the community say they’re satisfied with the compromise that was reached. Tom Lance, the natural resources director for the Sunaq Tribe of Kodiak, says the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities ended up …

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